Obituary Index Family Obituaries Home

A page in the Family Website for the following Family Names and their Descendents and Friends:

Garon - Kaner/Karon/Canner - Horwitz - Lieberman/Kremen

Hertz - Fritchell - Tatkin - Pasternack/Poster

 

 

Edith Raab Chucker

 

Birth: Aug. 28, 1929

Death: Dec. 14, 2007

 

Edith Raab Chucker, longtime resident of Clifton Forge, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2007. Edith was born in Connecticut on August 28, 1929, and always took pride in her background of growing up on a working farm. Her father, Isadore Raab, also held a position as an aircraft designer, and Edith's mother, Martha Weber Raab, taught her two girls the skills of running a business. Edith's career as a nurse started in Middletown, Connecticut with special training in New London to become a nurse anesthetist. To get through all those years of training, Edith fondly remembered taking on various jobs; she was a model, and she drove stock cars, and was paid for it. She trained to get a pilot's license and kept up her valid license for many years. As a certified nurse anesthetist, Edith Raab went to work at The University of Virginia, where she met Dr. George Chucker who was in training to become a radiologist. They married on April 26, 1953. It was his appointment as radiologist at the then Chesapeake and Ohio Hospital that brought the couple to Clifton Forge, where they became beloved members of the community. In 1977, she earned her Bachelors of Arts from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. Edith Chucker used her training and business abilities to establish a school for nurse anesthetists at Emmett Memorial Hospital and later Alleghany Regional Hospital, and many of her graduates kept in frequent touch with her. She was also a certified examiner for the National Board to test for the Nurse Anesthetist Exam, and she served as an expert witness in court cases in her field. With a special talent in financial planning, she lent her expertise to local organizations. She was most instrumental in the planning, fund raising, and building of the Clifton Forge Public Library, and she was active in the Main Street organization in their downtown beautification efforts. She delighted in her role in the "Breakfast with Santa" event each year. Edith was a member of Temple Emanuel in Roanoke, and she served as a financial consultant to several small businesses. Edith loved this area with it's rural beauty, safety, and warm-hearted people. She supported many local causes, and will be missed by her town and her many friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. George N. Chucker in 1993. She had recently relocated to Richmond to be closer to her children. They are Ingrid Kimberlee Chucker of Virginia Beach, Raab Chucker Reibach of Richmond, and George Barton Chucker and wife Michelle of Richmond. Edith delighted in the activities of her grandchildren, whom she saw frequently. They are Ashleigh Reibach, a student at Franklin and Marshall University, Lori Reibach, attending the Purnell School of Performing Arts, Maxwell Chucker at the Governor's School in Norfolk, and the youngest ones, Hatcher Chucker and twins Easton Chucker and Jordan Chucker, students at The Collegiate School in Richmond. Edith's sister, Harriet Raab Turner, and husband Buzz, now live in Winter Springs, Florida.

The body was interred in the family plot of King David Memorial Garden in Falls Church, VA.

Burial:

King David Memorial Garden

Falls Church

Fairfax County

Virginia, USA

 

 

Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) - December 20, 2007

Deceased Name: CHUCKER , Edith Raab

Edith Raab, longtime resident of Clifton Forge, Va., passed away on Friday, December 14, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. George N. Chucker, in May of 1993. She is survived by two daughters, Ingrid Kimberlee Chucker of Virginia Beach and Raab Chucker Reibach of Goochland; a son, George Barton Chucker and his wife, Michelle Medick Chucker, of Richmond; a sister, Harriet Raab Turner and her husband, Buzz Turner, of Winter Springs, Fla. Additional survivors include her six grandchildren, Ashleigh Reibach, Lori Reibach, Maxwell Chucker, Hatcher Chucker, Easton Chucker, and Jordan Chucker. Mrs. Chucker became a registered nurse in Middletown, Conn., and underwent post graduate work as a nurse anesthetist in New London, Conn. Mrs. Chucker relocated to Virginia with a position as a nurse anesthetist at the University of Virginia Hospital. She married Dr. George N. Chucker, a radiologist, and the couple made their home in Clifton Forge, Va. Mrs. Chucker went on to help in the creation of a School of Anesthesia at Emmett Memorial and Alleghany Regional Hospitals. She served as director of those schools for many years. She received a B.A. from Stephens College later in life and was very active in the community of the Alleghany Highlands. A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, 405 Alleghany St., Clifton Forge, Va. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service. The body will be interred in the family plot of King David Memorial Garden in Falls Church, Va. on Sunday, December 23, 2007 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Dr. George N. Chucker Nurse's Scholarship Fund at D. S. Lancaster Community College, 1000 Dabney Drive, Clifton Forge, Va. 24422 or to the Clifton Forge Public Library, 535 Church Street, Clifton Forge, Va. 24422. To send condolences to the family online, please visit www.nicelyfuneralhome.com.

Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA)
Date: December 20, 2007
Edition: Final
Page: B-4
Record Number: MERLIN_8488995

 

 

Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) - December 19, 2007

Deceased Name: Chucker , Mrs. Edith Raab

CLIFTON FORGE - Chucker, Mrs. Edith Raab, 78, retired director of the school of anesthesia at Emmett Memorial and Alleghany Regional hospitals, widow of Dr. George N. Chucker.

Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA)
Date: December 19, 2007
Edition: Final
Page: B-8
Record Number: MERLIN_8484443

 

 

Roanoke Times, The (VA) - December 17, 2007

Deceased Name: OBIT - CHUCKER , EDITH RAAB

Edith Raab Chucker, 78, of Clifton Forge, died Friday, December 14, 2007. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home.

Roanoke Times, The (VA)
Date: December 17, 2007
Edition: METRO
Page: B5
Record Number: 0712170180

 

 

Roanoke Times, The (VA) - December 16, 2007

Deceased Name: OBIT - CHUCKER , EDITH RAAB

Edith Raab Chucker, 78, of Clifton Forge, died Friday, December 14, 2007. Funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday, December 22, 2007, from the Chapel of Nicely Funeral Home.

Roanoke Times, The (VA)
Date: December 16, 2007
Edition: METRO
Page: B11
Record Number: 0712160184

 

 

 

 

Obituaries Index People List Home