Dr. Chomas' first attraction to Watsontown stemmed from its resemblance to his native Elizabeth, a small river town in southwestern Pennsylvania. After nearly twenty five years in the area, the doctor feels the same as he did when he first set eyes on the Borough. Without hesitation, he ranks his decision to settle in the Susquehanna Valley as one of the best decisions of his life.
Dale Chomas and his wife Tamela were college sweethearts at West Virginia Wesleyan College. They married while Dale was a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Upon graduation in 1986, Dale accepted a position with a large group practice in the Southern Tier of New York. While in New York, their two children were born. Children grow up fast. Their daughter and her husband now reside in Turbotville. She is an Occupational Therapist for Susquehanna Health Systems. Their son is currently pursuing a PhD in Physical Chemistry at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
"Watsontown is a great place to raise a family - a place that I am proud to call home," Chomas states. Knowing, though, that towns are only as good as the people who live in them, Dale and Tam Chomas have always been active members of the community. In addition to their involvement with the Watsontown United Methodist Church, they keep active in a host of activities and organizations. Dale is a merit badge counselor for the Watsontown and Turbotville Boy Scout troops; he is a member of the Watsontown Lions Club, the Masonic Lodge and the Watsontown Area Business Association. He has served as past chairperson of the Central PA Chamber of Commerce, The American Red Cross of Upper Northumberland County, and the Central Susquehanna Valley Dental Society. Currently, he is an active board member of the Montgomery House Library and is the Planning Commission Chairperson for the Borough of Watsontown. Several Sundays a year, Dale can be found in any number of local churches where he can serve as either a substitute church organist or a lay speaker.
Dr. Chomas serves as the dental director for Riverwoods of Lewisburg. He also serves on the Advisory Board for the sun Area Vo-Tech Dental Assisting Program and is one of the school dentists for the Warrior Run School District.
They say that all work and no play makes for a rather dull boy...Dr. Chomas enjoys playing pinochle on a fairly regular basis with a group of like-minded work-a-holics. He also can be found "putzing around" in the family gardens and washing his old 54 Chevy Bel-Air. But his greatest joy is spending a day or two a week with his grandson, Lucas, born in 2014.