Dr. Robert J. Chabora, 68

Dr. Robert Chabora

Dr. Robert Chabora

RAYMOND — Dr. Robert J. Chabora (“Dr. Bob”), 68, passed away peacefully in his home in Raymond, with his family at his side on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015.

He was a faith-filled “Renaissance” man known for his love of architecture, visual art, theatre, humanities, and literature but mostly, for his passion and deep love of music. As a classical pianist and professor of music, he shared his gift and passion for music throughout his life as a teacher on all levels (including Berea College in Kentucky, University of Maine at Fort Kent, Concordia College in Minnesota, and most recently, with RSU #14 middle schools), as a private piano instructor from his studio in Raymond, and as an accompanist and organist at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church in Windham. A respected writer and biographer, Chabora’s “Legacy” project, Search and Celebration: The Life and Art of Malcolm Frager (forthcoming in 2016 from Cambria Publishers, Amherst, N.Y.) and the PBS documentary film, Malcolm Frager: American Pianist (forthcoming in 2016 from Prairie Public Broadcasting in Fargo, N.D.) are currently being completed posthumously.

The youngest son of Peter Chabora and Anne E. (Jirovec) Chabora (both deceased), he is survived by his wife, Pamela; his son, Ethan; two grandchildren; and his two brothers, Peter and Richard.

Following his cremation, a Memorial Service celebrating the life of Dr. Robert J. Chabora will be scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at 2 p.m. at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, in Windham, with a reception following. Chabora’s ashes will be spread following the Memorial Service in Fort Kent, Berea, Ky., and Fargo, N.D. More information will be provided in November regarding the service and the spreading of his ashes.

In lieu of gifts, flowers, cards, etc. honoring “Dr. Bob,” donations may be sent to: Prairie Public Broadcasting, P. O. Box 3240, Fargo, N.D. 58102, please specify that your contributions are in memory of Dr. Robert Chabora for the Malcolm Frager project, or for online donations go to www.prairiepublic.org/ and click on the donate icon on the right, under Television, select the One-time Contribution (include Frager Project to the Member Survey comments area).

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