John Frank Chesnick

February 12, 1931 - January 25, 2024


Obituary For John Frank Chesnick

John F. Chesnick, 92 of Raleigh, NC, passed away on January 25,2024. He was the son of the late John and Rose (Orasin) Chesnick. John was born February 12, 1931 in Forest City, PA.

He was a US Navy veteran of the Korean War on the tender ship USS Piedmont.

He was united in matrimony to Margaret Rose Baber on September 7, 1957 and she preceded him in death. This union was blessed with 3 children.

His life will forever be cherished in the lives of his children: Kathy (Jim) Deal of Garner, NC, Mark (Heather) Chesnick of Raleigh, and David (D'Anne) Chesnick of Falls Church, VA; and his two grandchildren, Jake and Chris Chesnick. He is survived by his brother Don (Marie) Chesnick Of Vestal NY; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on February 21, 2024 at St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church in Raleigh. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment in the church columbarium will follow directly after the service. The service will be livestreamed by the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Raphael’s Church at 5801 Falls of Neuse Rd. Raleigh, NC 27609.


21 Feb


11:00 AM

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  • February 19, 2024

    Kathy, Mark & David, so sorry to learn of the passing of both of your parents. I know there is a big welcoming party in Heaven for the arrival of them, amongst those parents and cousins that have gone before them. John Matous, Jr.

  • February 08, 2024

    Dad, it's hard to put into words but thank you for your guidance through life. Many years later I can see the wisdom in your words and actions that I didn't understand then. While some memories may fade, i will always remember and cherish the time we spent fishing or bowling and working in your shop on projects needed for class the next day. Love you and hope you and mom are polkaing.

  • February 05, 2024

    I promise Mrs. Chesnick that I would take of you and I kept my promise to her. I will miss you deeply. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. Miss seeing that face that makes me smile every day. My last words to you was I love you and you told me love me too. Thank you for allowing me to care of him.

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