Kenneth E. Cheli, 60, of Millville, passed away at the South Jersey Healthcare Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family on Friday, March 9, 2012.
Born in Vineland to the late Ezzio and Florence Cheli, he resided in Vineland for many years and Minotola before moving to Millville. He graduated from Vineland High School. He was a volunteer fireman for the Landisville Fire Department. Kenneth started his career with Vineland Tile for several years promoting up as a supervisor for Avalon Commercial Corp. He was a member of the International Union Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers Local 7 for years. While employed with the union he served as OSHA and tile setters instructor. He acquired many certifications in his trade. Kenneth was a NASCAR and hot rod enthusiast, he enjoyed spending time at the Atco racetrack and he especially enjoyed homemade Italian cooked meals. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Cheli of Millville; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Jr. and Brenda Cheli of Buena; daughter and son-in-law, Anissa and Brian Anderson of Vineland; daughter and son-in-law, Bobbi Jean and David Cesare of San Francisco; daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Brandon Platt of Millville; daughter, Danielle Cheli of Millville; brothers, Brian Cheli, Carmel, and Edward Cheli of Vineland; sister, Charlene Cheli; grandchildren, Cara, Caitlyn, Ava, Dominic, Grady, Alyssa, Amber and Michael; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He is predeceased by his parents, Ezzio and Florence Cheli.
Funeral home visitations will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at Rone Funeral Service, 1110 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday from Rone Funeral Service, 1110 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are under the supervision of Rone Funeral Service.
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