Gerald A. Chieze Sr.


Gerald A. Chieze Sr., 82, of West Pittsburg passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at the Haven Nursing Home, following a two-year illness.
Born Oct. 8, 1936, in Ellwood City, he was a son of the late Arthur J. and Evelyn V. Locke Chieze.
He was married to Rosemarie Borzi Chieze for 57 years. She survives.
Jerry retired as a heavy equipment operator from the Operating Engineers Local 66 following 50 years of service.
He was a member of Moravia Presbyterian Church.
He was a veteran of the Marine Corps.
Gerald was a member of the Masonic Lodge of the Craft, Westminster Lodge Post 433 in New Castle. An avid gardener, Jerry and Rosemarie enjoyed traveling the entire United States in their fifth wheel.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Sandy (Joe) Nardone of Ellwood City and Lori (Mark) Ostrowski of New Castle; two sons, Gerald A. (Leann) Chieze Jr. of New Castle and Thomas Chieze of Denver, Colorado; three sisters, Shirley V. Trott of West Pittsburg, Linda (Larry) Henry of Linesville, Pennsylvania, and Judy (Tim) Davis of Linesville; sister-in-law, Ernestine Chieze of West Pittsburg; and a grandson, Nicholas Chieze.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Janet Papa and Beverly in infancy; and a brother, Leroy Chieze.
A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at the Moravia Presbyterian Church.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of the noon service. Pastor Charlene M. Kennedy will officiate. Military rites will be offered by the New Castle Veterans Honor Guard.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum.
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Published on February 7, 2019
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8 posts

Larry Twentier
Feb 20, 2019
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. We are so sorry for the passing of Jerry. Ever since I was little guy Jerry and you all have been a big part of my life.
Linda Hamilton
Feb 19, 2019
Rosemarie and family,
We are deeply sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He was a wonderful man. I have many fond memories of our families together. God bless you all.
Elaine Pavkovich
Feb 08, 2019
Deepest sympathy goes out to all of you in the loss of your loved one.
Bill Anderson
Feb 08, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was a great man always kind and helpful it was a real pleasure to have known him
Tim and Judy Davis
Feb 08, 2019
Rosie, Jerry is the best Big brother a girl could ever have he took over after our Dad passed away he was always there for us He gave me away at my wedding I will always have a special place in my heart for my Big brother, will cherish my French doll he sent me as a little girl when he was in the Marines Love to all of you God Bless.
Jason Hickman
Feb 07, 2019
I still remember visiting Jerry when he was battling cancer over ten years ago. I asked him if he was scared and he said "Not at all. God has brought me through everything. If God wants my life - it is God's to take." Such amazing faith - it impacted me then and still today. I have no doubt he is experiencing the love and grace of Jesus right now and waiting for everyone else to join him! Prayers and condolences to family and friends - our thoughts are with you!!!
Kathy Anderson
Feb 07, 2019
Rosemarie and family, you have my deepest sympathy.May you feel the comfort of God's love.I will keep all of you in my prayers.
Janet Groger
Feb 07, 2019
Judy and family, Prayers for you as well as your family through this loss!