Lars Oskar Troberg
Lars Oskar Troberg, 89, of 645 Sherry Rd., St. Marys, died on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 at his residence.He was born Nov. 16, 1922 on the Aland Island in Sweden, son of the late Karl and Augusta Johanna Helin Troberg. On Jan. 14, 1953, in Helsinki, Finland, he married Beverly JoAnn Hoffman from Delmar, Dela., who survives. He attended schools in Aland and in Turka, Finland. In 1945, he graduated with a B.S. degree in chemistry from the Technical College in Helsinki, Finland. He studied at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. and at Columbia University in New York City, N.Y. He graduated with an M.S. degree in Metallurgy from Stevens. He was employed by Cherichton-Vulkar in Turka, Finland; Hoganar Corporation in Hogan, Sweden; and Keystone Carbon Company in St. Marys, from which he retired in 1986 after 32 years of service. He was primarily involved in powder metallurgy research development and after retiring he did consulting work.In high school, he played soccer and later tennis, followed by golf in St. Marys. He started to travel at a young age with his mother and father and later with his wife, JoAnn. JoAnn and he had lived mainly in North America and visited most countries in Europe. After retirement, they spent the summer in their home on the Aland Island. He enjoyed reading, listening to music and after retirement, cooking.In addition to his wife, he is survived by his godchildren, Klas Eklund and Christian (Nancy) Widen; and his cousins, Holgar Erikson, Suzane Eklund and Gustaf Widen.Family and friends of Lars Oskar Troberg are invited to attend a memorial service at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Erik Hart officiating.There will be no visitation.Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857; or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be offered at http://www.lynch-radkowski.com/.