Valentin Worona

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Valentin Worona PALMYRA Valentin "Val" Worona, 74, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at M.S. Hershey Medical Center following a long battle with prostate cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Lesia (Dacko) Worona. He was born in Ukraine, on Wednesday, February 22, 1939, to the late Roman and Maria (Lysenko) Worona. He graduated from Penn State University, College of Engineering, and worked as a Civil Engineer for the PA Department of Transportation for 20 years. After taking early retirement he became self employed as owner of American Quick Print. He was an avid enthusiast of WWII history, having lived through it as a child, and was a member of the WWII roundtable. He also enjoyed gardening, fishing, and working with tools and equipment. Most of all he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor and love of life. His never-ending curiosity made every day an adventure in learning something new. Whether it was a matter of politics, or making pickles, Val's goal was to fully understand the matter at hand. Trips to the beach with family were one of his favorite pastimes, along with sitting down to a plate of steaming crabs with a cold beer and lively conversation. His personality lit up the room, and he will be missed. He is survived by two sons, Gregory V. Worona and wife, Sharon of Springdale, Ark., and Marc A. Worona and wife, Donna of Sonoma, Calif.; a daughter, Stephanie L. Blocher and husband, Michael of Lancaster; six grandchildren, Nathan, Connor, Michaela, Lauren, Olivia, and Natalie; a sister, Nina Reed; and three brothers, Alex, Peter, and Roman Worona. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 14, at 11 a.m. at Rothermel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 25 W. Pine St., Palmyra 17078 with Father Michael Popson officiating. Family and friends are invited for viewing from 9:30 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Hershey Cemetery, Hershey. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his honor to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110; or the of your choice. Condolences may be shared at www.rothermelfuneralhome.com
Published in Lebanon Daily News on Mar. 13, 2013
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