John T. Worobey, of Hampton, N.J., entered into eternal rest on Friday at his home. He is survived by his devoted wife, Ann M. Cox Worobey, and together, they have celebrated 25 years of marriage.
Born in Throop, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Julia Dutko Worobey and was a 1981 graduate of Mid Valley High School. John received his bachelor's degree from The Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Sciences. Upon graduating, he worked for 35 years in pharmaceutical sales, spending the last 21 years in training and development. From 2018-2020, John was the Chief Commercial Officer/Learning Strategist for Signature Learning & Development Inc. in Princeton, NJ. He was experienced as a first and second line manager with exceptional problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills. At Signature Learning & Development, he provided training expertise and learning strategies for a start-up, a full-service life science learning and development agency, with a focus on designing technology applications to positively impact learning.
John was a devoted husband to his wife, Ann, and a loving father to his two sons, Benjamin and Luke. He also shared a special bond with his brother, Deacon Rev. Theodore J., and sister-in-law, Kathy, as well as his nephews and niece, TJ, Chris, Vanessa, and Nick. Every free moment, John would spend with his family and friends in the Poconos where he enjoyed driving his boat and fishing. His other interests included singing, baking, playing music, and taking care of his two cats. He was also a dedicated member of St. George's Orthodox Church, Taylor, and was proud of his Orthodox religion and Carpatho-Rusyn heritage. He often looked forward to spending time at St. George's social club and celebrating Rusyn traditions for the holidays with his immediate and extended family. Lighting up each room he walked into, John was warm, genuine, and welcoming to everyone he encountered.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two beloved sons, Benjamin and Luke, both of Hampton, N.J.; a brother, Deacon Rev. Theodore J. and wife, Kathy, Throop; aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend John's funeral, which will begin on Wednesday at 8:45 A.M.. from the Semian Funeral Home LLC, 704 Union St., Taylor, followed by Divine Liturgy at 9:30 A.M.. in St. George's Orthodox Church, 743 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, by the Very Rev. Mark Leasure, pastor. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday, 4 to 7 P.M. The burial service will be at 7P.M.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John's memory may be made to St. George's Church.
For those who are unable to attend the Divine Liturgy, it will be livestreamed on Wednesday at 9:30 AM on the Facebook page of St. George's Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church. https://www.facebook.com/StGeorgesOrthodoxChurch/videos/
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