Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 13 / 29 March 2018

Robert "Chip" Hroncich


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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.


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