63, Carroll Valley, PA, passed from this life on February 10, 2013 and is continuing his journey into the great beyond. He was born November 21, 1949, in New Kensington, PA, the son of the late Norman and Margaret (Livingston) Chesnick. He was the husband of Sharon (Soderquist) Chesnick, his wife of 35 years. Mr. Chesnick began his career in engineering at Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Specialties Corporation (now Seimco, New Kensington), under the tutelage of G. Donald Vickers and Nobel-laureate Paul Lauterbur, designing and constructing some of the instrumentation for early magnetic resonance imagers. This was followed by positions at MedRad, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Hawaii. In 1988, he joined the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland as an engineer. Finally, retiring as a staff scientist from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (also at NIH) after nearly 22 years of Federal service. In addition to his wife, Scott is survived by two daughters, Ingrid (Andrew) Graves and Ilsa Chesnick, all of Carroll Valley, PA; his sister, Peggy Allport of New Kensington, PA; his aunt, Johanna Esch of Murrysville, PA. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 2 at 5:00 p.m. at Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church, 1865 Knoxlyn Road, Gettysburg, PA with Rev. Dale Williams officiating. In support of his daughter and in lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Online obituary and condolences available at:
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Feb. 15, 2013