Joseph B. Chesslock

Joseph B. "Chet" Chesslock, 77, of York, formerly of Duryea died Friday at Memorial Hospital, York.

Born in Duryea, he was the son of the late Bernard and Mary Copjak Chesslock. He was a graduate of Duryea High School and a cum laude graduate of the University of Scranton. He served in the Air Force for four years. Before retirement in 1992, he was employed by the Defense Contract Audit Agency as an auditor for 26 years.

He was an avid golfer and bowler. He enjoyed playing pool and gardening. He was a loving father and grandfather.

Surviving are a daughter, Sheila Chesslock and companion, Steve Laudenslager, York; grandson, Jimi Chesslock, Old Forge; and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Kirk Chesslock.

The funeral will be Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea, with the Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Duryea, with the Rev. Andrew Sinnott, officiating. Interment will be in Marcy Cemetery, Duryea.

Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. The AMVETS, Dupont, will conduct military services on Thursday.

If desired, memorial contributions may be to the American Red Cross or the . To leave the family an online condolence or for further information, visit

Funeral Home

Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc.
204 Main Street Duryea, PA 18642
(570) 457-4301

Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 12, 2013