Anthony Joseph Chell, 70, a resident of the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre for the last eight years, passed peacefully on Thursday, April 11, 2013, surrounded by his loving family after a short but heroic fight with cancer.
He was the father of six, and grandfather to 15 wonderful grandchildren, with one on the way.
Tony grew up in Queens, N.Y. He was a building superintendent with 32B-J for more than 40 years. He loved the New York Yankees, camping, fishing, mowing the lawn, doing homework and laughing with his grandchildren.
He resided in Parsons with his son, Brian (JB Hunt); daughter-in-law, Christine; and three of his grandchildren, Ashley, Brian Jr. and Jasmin.
He was an icon in the neighborhood, sitting on the porch each day in the sun and serving as the welcoming greeter as you drove up.
He is survived by sons, Anthony Jr., New York; David Chell, Parsons, and his children, Samantha and David; Jeffrey Chell (Price Chopper), Hanover, and his children, Christian and Jayden; Jonathan Chell (Intermetro) and wife, Jamellah, Plains Township, and their children, Jonathan, Keishla, Isabel and Freddy; daughter, Debbi Chell, Hanover, and her children, Elijah, Adrianna, Debbi and Destani.
He will be missed by all whose lives he touched.
A celebration of Anthony's life will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Township. Relatives and friends may call from 1 p.m. until time of service.
Yeosock Funeral Home - Plains
40 South Main Street Plains, PA 18705
Published in Times Leader on Apr. 13, 2013