Miami, FL, Illinois

1948 - 2017

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May all who love Fred and enjoyed his unique presence keep that treasure close in our hearts. He continues to shine and to warm and now without pain or limitations. What a gift he has been in so many lives. I am grateful for having him as my cousin, in my neighborhood, at my school and in family gatherings. He always made me feel so proud!

Bob, I'm sorry for the loss of your bro, and of course Smokey was number 1 in many song categories, including leaving (and love). Christine, I am sorry that his grandchildren have lost someone to read Rudyard Kipling poems to them. There's no replacing that. "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

A fine man and great scholar. I met Fred in an economics class at U.Va. in the early 1970s. I am sorry that I did not get to know him better. May perpetual light shine upon him.

Alden Abbott

To Fred's family: I am so sorry to read of Fred's death. We became friends in 1966 during early morning rowing sessions while freshmen at Holy Cross. Despite not getting to sufficiently interact face to face over the years, we still stayed in touch. He had it all: looks, charm, wit, warmth and intelligence. Holy Cross, and those of us in the Class of 1970 who made his acquaintance, are blessed to have him as an alumnus, classmate and friend. Thanks be to God for Fred and his time with us.

May The Light of Jesus shining on your soul, Fred McChesney! Bless you rest under God's knees! Best wish to the McChesney family with peace!

Fred was the first male cousin I had and it was always a joy to be around him and to talk to him about anything and everything. His pool was deep and his smile was clever.

My sincere condolences to the family. I knew Fred both from our time at Holy Redeemer and Good Counsel. While we were not that close, he was a shining star even at HRS. God bless Fred and all the family.

I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I knew your family when you were parishioners at St. Mary in Evanston, and we honored to have had your mom's funeral here. I was literally just thinking about him this week and was shocked when a parishioner told me today that he had died. He will be in our prayers.

My heartfelt sympathy and love as you grieve the death of this beloved son and brother, Dad, uncle and in my case, cousin. Fred was always so much larger than life. He has contributed a great deal to this world. May he rest in God's close and enduring love.


FRED's Obituaries

McCHESNEY FRED SANDERSON McCHESNEY (Age 68) On Thursday, October 12, 2017 Fred Sanderson McChesney died peacefully with family at his side, in Washington, DC. Beloved husband of the late Sheila Elaine McChesney; loving father of Madeleine Claire (Eduardo Patricio Wisbrun), Mary Elizabeth...

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