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Samuel Fred Chilson Sr.


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Samuel Fred Chilson Sr. Obituary
Samuel Fred Chilson, Sr.

Dunedin, FL - 1940-2018

Samuel Chilson, 78, residing in Dunedin, FL, died May 11 died unexpectedly while recovering from an unexpected illness. He was born March 10, 1940 to Sam and Marjorie Chilson in Covington, Pennsylvania. He was married to Virginia Morse in 1960. She preceded him on January 6, 2004.

He is survived by his 3 Children, Joey Chilson and his wife Judith in Buffalo, NY, Samuel Chilson and his husband Todd in Orlando, FL and Belinda Greis and her husband Andrew in Gainesville, VA. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Roger, Richard, Lawrence, and Bruce and Nora Walter, Dora Tice, Linda McDonald and Leota McClure.

Commonly known as "Sam", he first deployed in the army during the Korean War. Upon receiving an honorable discharge, he and his family would move to Corning, NY where he would begin a 34 year Career at Corning Community College. In his spare time, he was a dedicated fireman with the North Corning Vol. Fire Dept, he was an active board member of the SERVU Credit Union in Painted Post, an avid hunter, very active in the Boy Scout organization, including being a Scoutmaster in Troop 61 and enjoyed league bowling. Much of his family life concentrated on camping as they would frequently travel in their camper all around the United States. He was also known as a fundraiser for many causes for many non-profit organizations. He was respected and admired by many in the community for his numerous ways of helping others.

Memorial services will be May 28 from 11 AM at the Canoe Camp Creek church in Covington, PA. A short get together will follow with refreshments served. At 3:00 PM, a military burial ceremony will commence at the Fairview Cemetery located in Lindley, NY.
Published in Star-Gazette on May 18, 2018
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