Christopher Lucien Vachon
September 06, 2015

Mr. Christopher Lucien Vachon, of Bear Creek Township, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015, at his home.

Born in Bath, Maine, he was the son of the late David and Jacqueline Bisson Vachon. He graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was employed by Procter & Gamble Corporation, Mehoopany.

He was a loving, husband, father and grandfather.

Surviving are his wife, the former Janis Huggler, of Bear Creek Township, formerly of Tunkhannock
Step son, Michael Zalepa and his wife, Donna, of Long Beach Island, New Jersey
Step son, Jonathon Zalepa and his wife, Rachel, of Wayne
Four grandchildren

Sister, Jean Kane of Osterville, Massachusetts
Brother, Joseph Vachon and his wife, Karen, of Meridian,  Idaho
Brother, Timothy Vachon and his wife, Florence, of Wimauma, Florida
Brother in law, David Huggler of Bear Creek Township
Brother in law and sister in law, Greg and Jacquelyn Kirschman, Sinking Springs
Nieces and Nephews

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015, at 11:00 am at St. Elizabeth's Church, 5700 Bear Creek Blvd., Bear Creek Village with the Rev. William Karle officiating. There will no public calling hours. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Blue Chip Animal Refuge, 974 Lockville Road, Dallas, PA 18612. Arrangements are by the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main Street, Duryea. To leave the family an online condolence, please visit the funeral homes website:


Guestbook Entries

Jan - I just learned of Chris' passing. He was a great colleague and friend at Mehoopany. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that his memory is a comfort to you.

Dave Lubowe (about 3 years ago)

I grew up in Bath . Christopher was my next door neighbor my whole childhood. We called him Kit. I have thought of him often and had just this month found a picture of him. I am so very sorry and saddened to hear of his passing. My deepest sympathy to his whole family. I have fond memories of him, a good friend. Sincerely, Ann Sylvester Harford.

Ann Sylvester harford (over 5 years ago)

I worked with Chris in Papermaking many years ago. He was a welcome sight on the floor as he was always calm and never had a bad thing to say about anyone. We will all miss him.

Bill Slugg (over 5 years ago)

Jan, so sorry to hear of your loss. I think of you both often and wonder how you are doing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sharon and Bob Templin (over 5 years ago)

I am heartbroken at the news of the loss of Chris. He was a dear, dear friend and I lost touch with him. He was a good man and I know he is a bright star in the heavens now. Janis, my thoughts, prayers and condolences are with you and your family.

Amy Robinson (over 5 years ago)

Jan, Sending you heartfelt condolences on Chris's passing. The memories of time together may be old ones, but they're good ones. God Bless.

Steve and Debbie (Pope) Smurkowski (over 5 years ago)

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