Christopher Joseph Drazba

Christopher "Chris" Joseph Drazba, 49, of Leonardtown, Md., formerly of Scranton, Pa., died Nov. 19, 2013, at his residence.

Born Dec. 9, 1963, in Scranton, Pa., he was the son of Muriel Golya Simpkins of Scranton, Pa.; and Robert Phillip Drazba of Brownstown, Pa.

Chris was the loving husband of Tina Louise Drazba, whom he married in Clarks Summit, Pa.; father of David Philip Drazba, Rachel Christine Drazba and Emily Grace Drazba, all of Leonardtown, Md.; also survived by his siblings, Robert P. Drazba Jr. and Ann Corrine Drazba, and his hunting companion, Pete, the family dog.

Chris graduated from Tunkhannock High School in 1982. He earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University in 1986. Chris moved to St. Mary's County in 1987 from Falls, Pa., he was Lead Software Engineer, EE at Patuxent River NAS, NAWCAD Code for 26 years.

Chris enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycle road trips and bicycling. He was a beekeeper and a member of the Sanners Lake Sportsman Club.

The funeral will be Monday from the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc., 1030 N. Main Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Ann's Basilica Monastery Church, St. Ann's Street, Scranton. Interment, Abington Hills Cemetery, South Abington Twp. Friends may call Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christopher Drazba Memorial Fund, c/o PNC Bank, 25895 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650

Please visit www.solfanellifiorillofuneralhome.com for information, directions or to send an online condolence.

Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 23, 2013