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Stephen Hrobuchak

Stephen Hrobuchak, 95, died on Sunday, in Allied Services Hospice Center.

Steve was born on September 6, 1926 in Old Forge and grew up on the family farm in Newton. He lived for many years in Dalton and most recently resided in Scott Twp. Steve was the former husband of Anna Mae Hirjak of Taylor with whom he raised 6 children.

Steve was a pioneer in the transportation industry. He started hauling produce from the family farm to NYC on a weekly basis which gave him a taste of the trucking industry. Steve started Richard’s Freight Lines in 1964 in Scranton and later became an independent trucker, hauling produce nationwide. He and his sons started Hrobuchak Trucking which later was renamed Transcontinental Refrigerated Lines (TRL), Inc., based in Pittston. He retired in 1985 and TRL later became one of the largest refrigerated carriers on the east coast and country, making it to the trucking hall of fame.

Steve was known for knowing everything, his incredible work ethic, free spirit, sense of humor, and entrepreneurial mind. He remained active and full of life for almost a century. He will be dearly missed, but his larger-than-life presence and endless stories will be remembered for generations to come.

Steve was the last surviving sibling of 12 children born to the late Simone (Sam) and Anna (Solanik) Hrobuchak who relocated to Pennsylvania from the Carpathian Region of Eastern Europe in 1900. Surviving is one son, Stephen Hrobuchak of Falls and Amelia Island, FL; 3 daughters: Mary Ann Avery and husband David of Waverly, Karen Hrobuchak of Albuquerque, NM, and Lisa Pyne and husband Brian of Greensboro, NC; his loving and constant partner of 30 years: Donna Brozdowski of Scott Twp., 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by a son, Mark, and daughter Betsy Hrobuchak.

A private cremation will take place at Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., at their on-site crematory. A memorial service will take place at a later date.

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Condolences to the Hrobuchak family. Steve and I talked a lot (about trucks) in the 13 years I worked there. Great family to work for. He will be missed greatly and remembered fondly.

Stan and Debbie Sands Dec 15 2021 12:00 AM

We are sorry to hear of Mr. Hrobuchak's passing, and hope for peace and strength and consolation for his entire family. May his memory be a blessing.

Marvin Kaplan Dec 15 2021 12:00 AM

My condolences to the entire family. Steve was a good man. I worked for them for 14 years and learned a lot. The old man will be surely missed. I'll never forget him.

Lewis Labori Dec 15 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.Andrea Pallottie

Andrea Pallottie Dec 14 2021 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to the family...rest easy Uncle Steve, a long life, well lived.Gloria Hirjak

Gloria Hirjak Dec 14 2021 12:00 AM

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