Lars Oskar Troberg

Lars Oskar Troberg, 89, of 645 Sherry Road, St. Marys, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2012 at his residence.

He was born November 16, 1922 on the Aland Island in Sweden, son of the late Karl and Augusta Johanna Helin Troberg.  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, NJ and at Columbia University in New York City, NY.  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.

On January 14, 1953, in Helsinki, Finland, he married Beverly JoAnn Hoffman from Delmar, Delaware, who survives.   Also surviving are his Godchildren, Klas Eklund and Christian (Nancy) Widen; and his cousins, Holgar Erikson, Suzane Eklund and Gustaf Widen.

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.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Erik Hart officiating.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857 or to a favorite charity.


Nancy Weirich Salter August 21, 2012 at 7:40 pm

You were a teacher of mine in school, SMAHS Class of 1960, and my husband (Lefty) John Salter (Dec. 3 5- 06) worked with Lars at KPM. Lars was a gentleman. He will be missed. My sympathy.

Luis W Lu, MD August 22, 2012 at 7:13 am

Mr. Troberg was a very kind and intelligent person. It was a sincere honor to have met him.
Please receive our sympathy.

Dr. and Mrs. Lu

Dauer Stackpole August 22, 2012 at 7:33 am

JoAnn…I am so sorry to learn of Lars passing. You were such wonderful neighbors and friends. Glad I got to catch up with you two on my last visit home. God bless you.

Renate Sachse August 24, 2012 at 12:35 am

Lars and JoAnn were friends of the family. I am sorry to read about
Lars passing. JoAnn, my thoughts are with you.
In sympathy, Renate Sachse

Anne (Paxton) Parmigiani August 25, 2012 at 1:17 am

Lars and JoAnn were close friends of my parents – I visited their home often and was always impressed by Lars’ dry wit and gentle ways. My thoughts are with you, JoAnn.

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