Dr. Raj P. Chopra

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Dr. Raj P. Chopra, 86, of Bloomsburg, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
He was born Aug. 29, 1932, in Ludhiana, India.

His love of learning led him down the path of medicine. He graduated from Grant Medical College in Bombay, India in 1957. He married his wife Rani in 1960 and they moved to the United States in 1963. Dr. Chopra began his residency in urology in Kingston, and was hired as a partner shortly after. In 1967, he established his own practice. However, he never forgot his roots and would often send medical supplies, equipment, and medicines to his home town in India.

Over the past 50 years, Dr. Chopra built a patient base of over 10,000, seeing patients up until last year. He was beloved and respected by both his community of patients and peers. In addition to being certified by the American Board of Urologic Surgeons, he was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the International College of Surgeons and a member of the American Urologic Association. Medicine was his biggest passion. Not a day went by that he didn't share a story about one of his patients. He considered being a doctor to be of the greatest privileges of his life.

Besides practicing medicine, he loved taking trips with his family. From China to Jamaica to Machu Picchu, Dr. Chopra traveled the globe. He loved to spend time with his family. Whether playing card games, teaching his grandkids about medicine, or going out to eat at his favorite restaurant ‑ Ghezzi's, nothing made him happier than when his family was together.

In addition to his loving wife Rani, he is survived by his three sons, whom he was immensely proud of, Bipin, Atul and Anuj; three daughters‑in‑law, whom he adored, Zulma, Namita and Ayesha; five grandchildren who were his pride and joy, Revant, Aarushi, Avani, Aanya and Aaryan; younger brother, Hari Krishan Chopra, sister‑in‑law, Priya Chopra, and their family; and his three younger sisters.

Family, friends, and any who wish to honor Dr. Chopra are invited to attend a celebration of his life from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Allen Funeral Home Inc., 745 Market at Eighth St., Bloomsburg.
Friends and family wishing to send a memorial gift, share a personal memory or offer condolences to the family, a Memorial Tribute Page in Dr. Chopra's honor and a Sympathy Store are available at www.Allen‑FuneralHome.com.
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Cindi Carl Musselman
Aug 23, 2019
I remember Dr. Chropa fondly while working at Bloomsburg hospital many years ago. Very kind and caring soul who will be missed by many.
Beatrice McCabe
Aug 21, 2019
I am so very sorry for the loss of your loved one prayers and God bless you and your family. He was such a very nice Doctor
Vijaya and Kanta Vikrant
Aug 21, 2019
We met Dr. Chopra through my brother-in-law Prem Gupta and visited him a couple of times. What a thorough gentleman with a keen sense of humour. Time spent with him is now a cherished memory.
Our deepest condolences to the Chopra family. Raj will be missed a lot.
Vijaya and Kanta
Aruna Bartolomeo
Aug 21, 2019
Your Light Shines was purchased for the family of Dr. Raj P. Chopra by Aruna Bartolomeo.  Send flowers
Prem and Janak Gupta and Archana, Aruna, Ajay and family
Aug 20, 2019
Dearest Chopra Family,
It is with deep sadness that Janak and I bid farewell to my dear childhood friend. Raj and I shared over 60 years of close and lasting friendship. I will miss my brother.
Premnath Gupta
Jean Barvitski
Aug 20, 2019
Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Dr. Raj P. Chopra by Jean Barvitski.  Send flowers
Cas
Aug 20, 2019
Awe so sad to read this! I work at a pharmacy and filled scripts from him... so clearly didnt know him well... But this id still sad...
Jyothi Panikkar
Aug 19, 2019
I enjoyed many evening at your home. Always remember you serving me a great scotch. Prayers and thoughts are with you and family