Heidi D. Chobot

| 08 Jul 2024 | 01:29

At home surrounded by family and fur babies, Heidi D. Chobot was called to Heaven July 5, 2024.

Heidi is survived by her mother Gwendolyn Gaskell of New Hampshire; brothers Don Gaskell from Kentucky and his wife Sheryl and their son Tim and wife Whitney, Lawrence Gaskell from New Hampshire and his wife Barbara and their two children James Gaskell and Meg Gaskell; her husband Charles Chobot from Milford, Pa.; their three children, son Charles Chobot from New Jersey, daughter Tabitha Hrobuchak from North Carolina and her husband John and their two children Lj and Stella, and son Peter Pekkala from North Carolina his wife Olivia. Heidi is preceded in death by her father James Gaskell of New Hampshire and nephew Andrew Gaskell from Kentucky.

Heidi grew up in the small town of Washington, NH, attended a two-room school house and graduated from Hillsborough – Deering High School in 1983. She proceeded to study cosmetology and moved to Nashua, NH, for work. Heidi moved to NC in 1991. Heidi and Chuck were married in 1997 and moved to PA in 2000 where they have lived since. Heidi worked at Camp Speers – Eljabar YMCA and was often known to feed college-aged staff for the holidays if they weren’t going home. If you had any interaction with Heidi out in the world, you’d likely remember it. If you had a second one, you would have made a new friend. Even throughout her over 10 ½ year battle with cancer, Heidi always put others first. If you already knew Heidi you can attest to the fact that while she had so many wonderful qualities, the top among them for sure had to be her ability to make everyone feel welcome, comfortable, and at ease and truly included in whatever was going on. She gave joy, love, kindness, hope and optimism in the face of so much adversity and often did it with a big smile and a dose of laughter. If you know Heidi as a friend, well then you were family. Heidi has always found ways, consistently throughout her life, to pay her blessings forward to others. Her relationship and trust in Jesus definitely gave her strength and hope through her trials. Heidi has donated herself to science for research to help others with their cancer journey.

A celebration of life for Heidi will be held at a time TBT in Pennsylvania and her final resting place will be in Washington, NH.