Michael Thomas Chobot, 26, passed away August 6, 2013, surrounded by his loving family in his Exeter Township residence after a 22-month battle with Leukemia. Born in Reading, he was a son of Thomas Michael and Gwyneth (Negley) Chobot, Exeter Township. He was a 2005 graduate of Exeter High School, where he ran cross country and in 2009 he earned his BA in Film and Video from Penn State University. Michael was a sound editor and mixer for DuArt Film and Video, Manhattan, NYC. He was nominated for a National Emmy Award in July 2013 for his work on "An Original DUCKumentary" in the category of Outstanding Music and Sound. He loved composing music and reciting movie quotes. He also enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, kayaking and long-distance running. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings: Jayne (Chobot), wife of Gar Herring, Dallas, TX; Joseph P., husband of Megan M. Chobot, Durham, NC; and Sarah (Chobot), wife of Phillip G. Thomson, Boston, MA. Also surviving are his paternal grandfather, Joseph Chobot, Susquehanna; his niece, Inara Pazienza, Dallas TX; and his "brother," Chez Pazienza, Los Angeles, CA. Many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends also survive him. Services will be Saturday at 4 p.m. in Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., 739 Penn Ave., West Reading. A viewing will be held from 12 noon to 4 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to THON, Penn State Dance Marathon, Attn: Finance, 210 HUB University Park, PA 16802. Online condolences may be recorded at www.kuhnfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Reading Eagle from Aug. 7 to Aug. 9, 2013.