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Paul J. Chesney

March 6, 2022


Paul John Chesney, 83, passed away on March 6th, 2022 due to a heart attack. He resided in Binghamton NY for 47 years. Paul was born on March 5, 1939 in Berwick PA to John Chesney and Anna Starvatow. He graduated from Berwick High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball. After High School he went on to Stevens Trade School to learn brick-laying then Mansfield University where he played football and received Bachelors in Education. He was football captain for both his senior years of high school and college. During his time at Mansfield, he married the love of his life, Judy Smith Chesney on November 23, 1962. They were married for 48 years. While teaching High School Science, Paul went on to earn a Masters of Science at Syracuse University and a Masters of Computer Science at SUNY Binghamton. He started working at IBM, in Endicott, NY in 1969 where he worked over 30 years. Paul also worked as an adjunct professor at SUNY Binghamton for a number of years. He enjoyed working on restoring houses, traveling and family gatherings.  He also spent time planting flowers and take care of Judy's Garden, which he created iin 2011 in Berwick, PA.  Paul is survived by; daughters, Stacia (Ryan) Rush, Rochester NY and Khristina (Michael) Godlewski, Brooklyn NY; grandchildren, Olivia, Henry & Milo Rush and Chloe & Ella Godlewski; brother, Anthony (Maryann) Chesney, Skippack PA; many nieces and nephews. He is predecesed by; his wife, Judy; parents, John and Anna; and his brother, James. He will be missed by many.

Funeral Service will be held at Noon Saturday April 2, 2022 at Bethany United Methodist Church, 116 Summerhill Ave, Berwick PA 18603.  The family will welcome friends Saturday at the church from 11 am until the time of service. Refreshments will be served following. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Judy's Garden at McBride Library, 500 N Market St, Berwick, PA 18603. Condolences may be expressed online at  Burial will be in the family plot in Berwick.  Arrangements are by SAVAGE-DeMarco Funeral Service in Binghamton, NY.

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Calling Hours
April 2, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Funeral Service
April 2, 2022

12:00 PM


Judy's Garden at McBride Library
500 North Market ST., Berwick PA 18603

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