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David James Chesney

March 20, 1935 - July 29, 2020

Obituary for David James Chesney

Age 85, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, of Whitehall, formerly of the North Side.

Beloved husband of 58 years to Barbara (Beggs); loving father of David, Jr. (Cherie) of NC and Lynn C. (Tim) Sosnowski of MN; very proud grandpa of Mikaylie and Jordan Sosnowski and D.J. and Lauren Chesney; son of the late James and Sarah Chesney of Northern Ireland; brother of the late Jean Rimmel of South Park. David was a 1953 graduate of Oliver High School and a 1962 graduate of IUP where he obtained a BS in Elementary Education subsequently teaching in the North Hills School District for two years. He also met his wife, Barbara, the first day of registration and served as freshman class officers together. They married August 18, 1958. He proudly served four years in the Air Force during the Korean War. During this period, he sang with a quartet and chorus which appeared on the Arthur Godfrey Show and sang the introduction music to the movie "Strategic Air Command" with Jimmy Stewart. His career was spent with the American Red Cross in various capacities in five different cities before his retirement. In retirement he became Business Manager of Mt. Lebanon Presbyterian Church and served various capacities for Light of Life Ministries. David was an elder in Whitehall Presbyterian Church where he was a soloist and choir member. He is currently a member of Berean Fellowship Church. He enjoyed spreading the gospel on mission trips to Mexico, Malawi Africa, and Costa Rica. David was happiest traveling with his wife, visiting the grandchildren and watching/participating in their various activities. He sang with the Shrine Chanters and at many local churches. Always a sports fan, he attended Pirate and Steelers games when possible as well as Pitt football. He was always in the stands at David and Lynn's sporting events and enjoyed hearing about his grandchildren's activities. Friends will be received at Berean Fellowship Church, 300 Rockfield Circle, Pittsburgh, PA 15243 on Monday, August 3, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of his funeral service which will take place in the Sanctuary at noon. Burial will be private. Arrangements handled by the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Light of Life Ministries, 10 E North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 or Berean Fellowship Church, 300 Rockfield Circle, Pittsburgh, PA 15243.

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