Richard "Dick" Chorba, 74, of Eynon died Wednesday morning at the Laurels Center. His wife of 40 years is the former Carlene "Bunny" Vioncek.
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Born in Throop, he was the son of the late Frank and Sophie Lubniewski Chorba. He graduated from Dickson City High School, class of 1956; and the Pennsylvania State University. His career in mechanical engineering began at Bellante, Claus, Miller & Nolan, as a contract engineer for IBM in Owego, N.Y., for 18 years, and retiring from Quad3 Group in Wilkes-Barre. He was a member of Christ the King Parish, St. Mary's Church, Eynon, where he was a Eucharistic minister for many years. He was a member of the Upperwoods Hunting Club, member of the former Montdale Rod & Gun Club, a former secretary of the Archbald Lions Club and served on the Archbald Civil Service Commission.
His greatest passion was deer hunting and he could vividly recall every single one of his expeditions, down to the smallest of details. His love for deer hunting took him all across the country, and he got to experience so many of the beautiful landscapes that the U.S.A. has to offer. He also loved ballroom dancing and traveling with dear friends of the Northeast Social Dance Club, taking trips with his wife, and watching the New York Yankees and Penn State football. He was a good, honest and hardworking man, grateful for all that he had. May the work he's done speak for him.
Also surviving are three sons, Christopher, St. Augustine, Fla.; Jaime and wife, Holly, Jessup; and Jonathan, Dallas, Texas; one daughter, Janine Croop, Justus; one brother, Thomas and wife, Bernice, Severn, Md.; one sister, Lorraine Munley, Jessup; mother-in law, Veronica Vioncek; five grandchildren, William and Cory Croop; Josh and Lindsay Chorba; and Sofia Chorba; one great-grandchild, Jayden Chorba; nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jennifer.
The funeral will be Monday from the Louis M. Margotta Funeral Home, 511 Church St., Jessup, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Eynon. Interment will take place at Valley View Memorial Park, Jermyn.
Friends may call on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m.
For directions or online condolences, visit www.mar gottafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 22, 2013