Joseph P. Chrobak, 83, of Avoca, passed away on February 1, 2024 at Allied Hospice Center, Wilkes-Barre. Joe was born in Avoca on June 19, 1940 and was the son of the late Peter and Lottie (Babula) Chrobak.
He was a member of Queen of the Apostles Parish Church, Avoca. He was a graduate of Avoca High School, Class of 1958. In 1962, Joe enlisted into the US Army National Guard, he then spent over 40 years employed by Parodi Cigar/ Avanti Cigar Company, Scranton as a mechanic and machinist.
Joe was an avid outdoorsman that traveled worldwide with his wife Eloise and his close friends, hunting and fishing in many different continents traveling in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and New Zealand. He was also a competitive kayaker and canoeist.; racing in many local events. He also enjoyed skiing and camping. Joe will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Edward Chrobak and brother-in-law Albert Yanuscavich.
Joseph is survived by his wife of 32 years, Eloise Moeckel Chrobak; his stepson Jesse Yurksha, of Plains; his sister Diane Yanuscavish, of Pittston; sister-in-law Nancy Ruda Chrobak; and nieces and nephews, Raymond and Steven Chrobak and Kevin and Jennifer Yanuscavich.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, February 7th, 2024, at 10:00am at Queen of the Apostles Parish Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca with Fr. Phillip Sladicka officiating. Friends may call on Tuesday evening, February 6, 2024, from 5pm-7pm at Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church on Wednesday morning. There will be no procession from the funeral home. Interment will take place at a later date at SS Peter and Paul Cemetery.