Eugenia Mary Walczak Chobrda
Before retiring to Delaware City, DE in 2005, Eugenia was a resident of Hightstown, NJ for 34 years. She was born in Jersey City, NJ, and graduated from Holy Rosary Academy in Jersey City, NJ in 1964 before attending secretarial school.
She was a blazing fast typist. Over the years, she worked at McGraw-Hill in NYC, the Allentown Messenger Press newspaper, a real estate office, and the State of NJ. For several years, she and her husband, John, owned the Delaware City Tool Emporium.
She loved butterflies, birds, cashews, chocolate covered toffee, crossword puzzles, word games, Jeopardy, and seafood. She really loved seafood, and made the best shrimp scampi. She was a voracious reader, consuming many, many books on her Kindle. Her favorite color was purple. She signed every text and email with a purple heart emoji and the one blowing a kiss. She loved her goofball mutt Bogie, but she really loved her buddy Pepper, a black lab who died in 2015.
MS ravaged her body for 33 years but she was always gracious and kind to the aides who fulfilled her most basic needs. She loved to hear people’s stories, and was happy to listen to the tales of her daughters, friends, and aides, lending advice at times, but mostly an ear.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, John Chobrda; her daughters Liz (& James) Deane of Belfast, ME and Chrissy Chobrda of Burlington, NJ; a sister, Janet Castro of Paradise, CA; and dear friend Katharyn Reinagel.
Due to Covid restrictions, the family will delay a memorial service until the spring. Donations in her honor to the Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice, or the MS Society would be appreciated by her family.