Frank R. Chesney
Frank R. "Sam" Chesney, 92, of Chestnut Street, Kulpmont, passed away Feb. 13, 2020, at Nursing and Rehabilitation at the Mansion, Sunbury, surrounded by his family.

Born in Kulpmont on July 12, 1927, he was a son of the late William and Clara (Kurland) Chesney.

Frank was a 1944 graduate of Kulpmont High School. He worked the majority of his career as a pipe fitter for the Local Union 520 of Harrisburg.

Frank proudly served his country as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army from 1945-1947.

On April 19, 1954, in St. Peter's Church, Mount Carmel, he married the late Theresa A. Pupo, who preceded him in death on March 16, 2009. Together they shared 54 years of marriage.

He was a member of the Church of the Holy Angels, previously St. Casimir's Church, West End Fire Company, Kulpmont American Legion 231, Kulpmont VFW, and the Holy Name Society.

He was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan who never missed a game on TV. "Sam", as he was well known, was a loving and caring family man. A friend to many in Kulpmont where he lived his entire life. He was active in his community and in his younger days coached CYO basketball for all four of his sons. He never missed any of their sporting events or school activities. He was also involved in the picnic planning at the former St. Casimir's Church and a member of The Holy Name Society. He served as Kulpmont Borough Secretary for well over 30 years at various times throughout his life. His love of his faith and family were the foundation of his life.

Frank is survived by his daughter, Judy Davis and husband Kerry of Sunbury; four sons, Steven Chesney and wife Christine of Mechanicsburg, Frank Chesney and wife Linda of Douglasville, Jeff Chesney and wife Peggy of Springfield, and Gary Chesney and wife Brenda of Pottstown; eight grandchildren, John McCormick and wife Tia of Springfield, Meg Rizzio and husband John of Springfield, Matthew Kieselbach and wife Laura of Stroudsburg, Kristopher Davis of Sunbury, Bianca Dunn and husband Curtis of Schuylkill Haven, Rachel Davis and fiancé Jason Wright of Harrisburg, Jordan Chesney and wife Maryelyse of West Chester, and Pierce Chesney of Mechanicsburg; 10 great-grandchildren, Johnny, Anthony, Gabrielle, Tino, Liam, Auryk, Torin, Rehner, Aubrey, and Layla; a sister, Dorothy Klokis of Kulpmont; three sisters-in-law, Stella Chesney, Betty Hornberger and Carrie Sawicki; two brothers-in-law, Anthony Pupo and wife Marlyn and Joseph Pupo and wife Jane; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents and wife, Frank was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Felix and Julia Pupo; an infant daughter, Ann Chesney; two brothers, Vincent Chesney, and Edward Chesney and wife Isabell; four brothers-in-law, Daniel Klokis, Robert Hornberger, Daniel Sawicki and Frank Pupo and wife Stella; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Cioffi and husband Matt, and Anita Dunn and husband Richard.

A viewing will be held from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the C.J. Lucas Funeral Home Inc., 1053 Chestnut St., Kulpmont, followed by a funeral mass at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Angels, 855 Scott St., Kulpmont, with Father Andrew Stahmer officiating.

Burial will follow in All Saints Cemetery, Elysburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School, 2001 Clinton Ave., Coal Township, PA 17866; the Church of the Holy Angels, 855 Scott St., Kulpmont, PA 17834; or the Mother Pauline Center, 1150 Chestnut St., Kulpmont, PA 17834.

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Published on February 14, 2020


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