CHESNES, William P. "Bill," 96, of Steubenville, OH. passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Valley Hospice Care Center North.
He was born September 1, 1915, in Christopher, Ill., a son of the late George and Ursula Mitchellis Chesnes.
Bill was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. He was a first class petty officer in the US Navy during WW II. He retired as the chief engineer and operations manager of WSTV Television which is now WTOV 9.
Bill loved caring for his pets, was an avid reader, enjoyed restoring vintage sports cars and as hobby operated ham radios.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Mae V. Nisula Chesnes, whom he married in 1939 and a brother, Stanley Chesnes.
Surviving are his daughter, Maureen (Michael) Cole of Kent, OH; granddaughter, Emily Cole of Lakewood, OH and close friend, Catherine Kaiserling of Steubenville, OH. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held July 2, 2012 at Grace Lutheran Church in Steubenville at 11 a.m. with Rev. Leland Eilert and Rev. Elizabeth Hazelton officiating.
Arrangements entrusted to Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, Wintersville. Burial at Edgewood Cemetery, Ashtabula, OH.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church, 2105 Sunset Boulevard, Steubenville, OH 43952, The Valley Hospice Foundation, 106 86 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943 or Girls with Sole, 19885 Detroit Ave. 233, Rocky River, OH 44116, a nonprofit organization that his granddaughter, Emily, passionately commits her support and services to, whose mission is: use fitness and wellness to empower the minds, bodies and souls of girls who have experienced abuse of any kind, or who are at-risk.
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