Michael Chobot
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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.
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September 3, 2013
May the "God of all comfort," help you all through this difficult time. We offer our deepest sympathies.
Daniels Family
August 30, 2013
I hope he's finally pain free and at peace...Inara has a new angel to watch over her!
Elise Dickerson
August 13, 2013
To the Chobot Family,

My wife and I made a feature film of which Mike was a part. He was a great worker, a talented sound man and a joy to have on-set. It's hard to believe that he has passed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Much Love,
Jason Dietz and Katie Fleischer
Jason Dietz
August 13, 2013
Our deepest sympathy.... we will remember Michael's friendly personality and the passion that he put into all of his endeavors.
Bob and Janet Hartwich
August 12, 2013
I did not know this young man but after reading his story in the paper, I had to write something to his family. He must have been a great person and his life ended too soon. The whole world suffered a loss. My sympathy to Michael's family.
Judy Kline, Muhlenberg
August 10, 2013
Gwyn and Family -
So sorry to hear about your son's passing. May the loving memories you shared over the years give you strength in comfort in the days ahead. Thoughts and prayers are with you & your family at this difficult time.
Joanne Ricker
Joanne Ricker
August 10, 2013
Gweneth and family,
I am so so sorry to hear of Michael's passing. Such a young soul and so short a journey. My heart goes out to you.
Pam Carruthers
August 9, 2013
Gwen, Tom and your family, Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. You have our deepest sympathy. Susan, Rodger, Rebecca and Christopher Devlin
August 9, 2013
Dear Chobot Family,
Please accept my condolences in your loss of Mike. I taught Mike at EHS and he was always such a great pleasure
to have in class. Thinking of you.
With Sympathy,
Mrs. Sue Yoder
August 9, 2013
Tom, Gwen &
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Cindy & Jeff (Ondra) Hardcastle
August 8, 2013
To the Chobot Family:

We are deeply sorry to learn of Michael's passing. We all have fond memories of Michael as a scout, teammate, and dear friend. May you find comfort in the memories of all the happy times that you shared with him.

The Zackon Family
Steve & Jan Zackon
August 8, 2013
my deepest sympathy to Mike's family. He was a great person, and his memory will live on.
Alison M
August 8, 2013
Dear Gwen and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Boone Nadine
August 8, 2013
I have no comforting words or relief of your greif to express my sorrow for your loss.
Our family sends our love and positive energy to surround you all!
The McCoy Family
Mel, Brent, & Avery
Mel McCoy
August 7, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about Michael. I have fond memories of him at Jacksonwald. Even then i knew he had a bright future. He was a special warm and caring Person. You have a wonderful family. Let the Lord carry you through this most difficult loss. Patty Stoner Biffen. xoxo
August 7, 2013
Amal El-Rayes
August 7, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you you. May his soul rest in peace. sorry for your loss
El-Rayes family
August 7, 2013
All my thoughts and prayers are with the family...mike you will be missed!
Nate Moore
August 7, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and you family at this time.
Joetta Kline
August 7, 2013
Please know that your friends are here. As parents Bryan and I are deeply affected by Michael's story. Lean on all of us for support.
Patti Page
August 7, 2013
To the Chobot Family,

I am deeply sorry for you loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mike has made a huge impact on my life and others in troop 333, and for that I am forever grateful.

Rest in peace Mike, and God Bless.
Phillip Barnett
August 7, 2013
Thinking of you and your family during this unbelievable and unfair time. He was so full of life and had the talent to live it well. He left behind music that will hopefully live on forever...Joe I know you two were so very close, he can look over you all the time now, you have a new guardian angle to protect and look after you....I am so very sorry God took him too early....
Nichole Krist
August 7, 2013
Coach Chobot and Gwen,
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Out thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tom and Joanne Mulvey
August 7, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. May Michael's memories live in your hearts forever. Love to all of you.
Janet & Carl
August 7, 2013
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Helene Horn
August 7, 2013
Coach Chobot & Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace in your memories.
Taylar Richards
August 7, 2013
Deepest Sympathy.
Barnett Family
August 7, 2013
So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for your family during this difficult time. I have never met Michael but from all that I have heard it seems like he lived his life to the fullest and enjoyed every moment of it. I hope that your memories of him always bring a smile to your heart.
Becky Jankowski
August 7, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss Michael was an amazing person and a wonderful friend may he rest in peace !
Tabby Blair
August 7, 2013
May you rest in peace...Im glad. I got the chance too know you in school...Gone But Never Forgotten
yazminda powell
August 7, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.
Karen Marks
August 7, 2013
Good speed little brother.
Roy El-Rayes
August 7, 2013
My thoughts and prayers to the Chobot family during this difficult time.
Steve Adam
August 7, 2013
Deborah Horbach
August 7, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Chobot Family. We are so sorry for your loss and hope your memories of Michael carry you through this difficult time.
Kyle Showalter
August 7, 2013
I am so very sorry to hear of Michael's passing. I am so glad you were able to spend time with him during the last couple of weeks. Please hang on to the wonderful memories. He will always be your little brother.
Darlene Tallent
August 7, 2013
Our prayers are with you and your family.
Jody and Leslie Ann Glossner
August 7, 2013
Dear Chobot Family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time.
Katie Conroy
August 7, 2013
My thoughts are with the Chobot family during this difficult time. I wish you all peace and love.
Julie Bellante McKechnie
August 7, 2013
May his soul rest in peace and you be comforted by the presence and prayers of family and friends.
James Rusnak
August 7, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May the many good memories you have of
Michael help brighten the sad days ahead. Remember, he will live in you heart forever.
- Tim and Marcia Price
Marcia Price
August 6, 2013
Chobot family,

I am so sorry for your loss. This could not have happened to nicer or more caring family. I know it's been many years, but I will definitely never forget what a close family you were, and how nice you were to me over the years. Take care.
Jen Crose (Ulrich)
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