Virginia O. "Jean" Chileski (1918 - 2015)

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Virginia O. "Jean" Chileski, 97, of Byrnedale, Pa., died Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
Born Aug. 13, 1918, in Byrnedale, Pa., she was a daughter of the late John and Antonia (Debacco) Turin. She was married to Adam Chileski. He preceded her in death.
Jean was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Valley American Legion Auxiliary, Bennett's Valley Senior Center and St. Joseph Church, where she was very active in her younger years. She also volunteered at Elk Haven Nursing Home for many years.
Jean lived all her life in Byrnedale.
She is survived by two children, Mrs. John (Sylvia) Straub of St. Marys, Pa. and Mrs. Steve (Kathy) Betta of Bristol, Conn.; six grandchildren: Melissa (Scott) Driscoll, Lynn Betta, Peter John (Amy) Straub, Julie Straub, Joseph (Shelly) Straub, Stephen Straub; and six great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Pierina and Malia Turin; two brothers, Primo and Leo "Buster" Turin.
Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. today, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, and again from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, Penfield, Pa. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Force, Pa., with the Rev. Father William Sutherland as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph Church Cemetery, Force, Pa.
The family suggests memorials to the St. Joseph Church, PO Box 124, Force, PA 15849 or the Bennetts Valley Ambulance 12479 Bennetts Valley Hwy, Penfield, PA 15849.
The family will be accepting online condolences at
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Ralph M Geer Funeral Home
12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy
Penfield, PA 15849
(814) 637-5401
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Published in The Courier Express on Dec. 20, 2015