Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 30 / 27 July 2017
 

Robert "Chip" Hroncich

OBITUARIES


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April 13, 1946 – April 26, 2017

Robert "Chip" Hroncich, 71, of San Francisco passed in his longtime Portola Street home on April 26, 2017. A native of Freeport, New York, he attended Chaminade High School. He studied advertising design at Dayton Art Institute, and fine arts and advertising design at University of Dayton. His career spanned creative jobs at Roos Atkins, Joseph Magnin, Environmental Care, and the San Francisco Art Institute.

Chip enjoyed music and theatre and won best actor in a musical (Golden Award) for his performan

ce in "Dames at Sea" in 1973. He was a member of the Now Company Singers and Something Else. San Franciscans may remember his photography exhibited at various venues or from the framed pieces he generously donated to charity events. His photography was used in many advertisements and articles in Outlook-Long Island and featured in the book "Odysseus: The International Gay Travel Planner."

Chip's laughter, talent, and generous spirit will be missed but always remembered. Friends and family can share comments on the "Remembering Chip Hroncich" Facebook page and are invited to have a toast in his honor with Chip's nephew, Tom Malanga (New York) and Gary Virginia on Friday, May 19, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Edge bar, 4149 18th Street in San Francisco.




OBITUARY POLICY

Obituaries should be e-mailed to obituaries@ebar.com.

They must be no longer than 200 words. Please follow normal rules of capitalization and no poetry. We reserve the right to edit for style, clarity, grammar, and taste. Please provide the name and contact information for the funeral home, crematory, or organ donation agency that handled final disposition of the body. This is for verification. Please submit a photo of the deceased. E-mail a recent color jpg. Deadline for obituaries is Monday at 9 a.m., with the exception of special display ad obituaries, which must be submitted by Friday at 3 p.m. For information on paid obituaries, call (415) 861-5019. Obituaries can be mailed to Bay Area Reporter, 44 Gough Street, Suite 204, San Francisco, CA 94103. Write the deceased's name on the back of the photo. If you include a SASE for the photo's return, write the person's name on the inside of the envelope flap. All obituaries must include a contact name and daytime phone number. They must be submitted within a year of the death.

For archived obituaries, go to www.glbthistory.org/obituaries






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