September 29, 2023

Larry W Worobec

Roxbury Township, Mr. Larry William Worobec, 91, died on September 29, 2023 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville. He was born in Newark and grew up in Irvington before moving to Succasunna 64 years ago. He served in the U S Army from 1956 -1958 where he met his wife Patricia, which he stole from Toledo, Ohio, as she would always say. He later worked as a mechanical engineer at Picatinny Arsenal for over 30 years before retiring in 1992. He was a faithful member of St. Therese R C Church.

He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend to everyone.  He will be truly missed. He will be most remembered for his incredible memory and attention to dates/detail, his ability to ‘clean a plate’ at a diner, and his fondness for travel, especially cruises.

He is survived by his loving wife Patricia Worobec of 65 years, and by his 3 children; Wendy Strack, Lori Shmanske and Scott Worobec. He also leaves his 5 grandchildren; Alyssa Muscio, Chloe Shmanske, Adam Shmanske, David Strack, and Steven Strack, and great grandchild Diana Strack.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 ( on Tuesday, October 3rd from 4 – 7  pm. The Funeral Liturgy will then be held on Wednesday,  at 10 am at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna, followed by the interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester, with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Macular Degeneration Research organization.

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