William Andrew Cheskiewicz, 66, of Forty Fort, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center after a long battle with cancer.
Bill "Chickie," No. 37 Forty Fort Flyers favorite halfback, loved football and was awarded Conference All Star, Coaches All Star and Sunday Independent All Star.
He was a graduate of Forty Fort High School, class of 1966.
Following graduation, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps
and immediately reported to Camp LeJeune in North Carolina. Bill served with honor and distinction in Vietnam, where he received numerous commendations, including the Purple Heart
and Bronze Star
After his military service, he continued a life of service, a strong work ethic and high moral values.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Cheskiewicz and Jane Van Buskirk Cheskiewicz, Forty Fort; and his brother Stephen D.
He is survived by his children, Travis Cheskiewicz, Billy Cheskiewicz, Melody Walters and Michele Palmer, all of Johnstown; his brothers and sisters, Jane Sinclair, Mountain Top; Betty Burawski, Lebanon; Julie Mullen, Fort Worth, Texas; Marge Gibbons, Bayville, N.J.; Vicki Staub, Lehman; Chris Litzenberger, Wilkes-Barre; Connie Keiper, Wilkes-Barre; Marilee Spangenberg, Luzerne; David Cheskiewicz, Exeter; Bonnie McDaniels, Swoyersville; Dr. Stephen Cheskiewicz, Monroe Township; and Shawn Cheskiewicz, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Our father, our brother, our hero. You will be missed.
Arrangements are by the Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. Interment with full military honors will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date.