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Celenza, Chester "Chet" Nicholas
85, of Mesa, AZ passed away on April 29, 2014. Born to Italian immigrants, Nick & Mary Celenza on May 21, 1928 in Chicago, Ill. He attended college & also enlisted in the U.S. Marines twice. He served his country in the Korean War. He was a structual engineer & worked in the field until his retirement. He married Marian Aurigemma in 1955 & had 4 children. He lost Marian to cancer in 1976. In 1979 he married Rebecca (Becky) Reynolds which brought her 2 children into the family as well. He lost Becky in 2009 to cancer. He is preceeded in death by his parents & both wives. Survived by sister, Grace Hogan, children Diane Baker, Nick (Connie) Celenza, Julia (Carl) Bangasser, Peter (Kelly) Celenza, Tom (Paula) Reynolds & Gina (Gary) Tindle, 11 grandchildren & 9 great grandchildren. Memoral Service will be held at Discovery Point Retirement Community Center at 6210 E. Arbor Ave, Mesa, AZ 85206 on Sunday May 18th at 11:00a.m.



Published in The Arizona Republic on May 11, 2014
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