Alexander F. “Alex” Chesonis, 68, of Shenandoah, passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Shenandoah, December 4, 1949, he was a son of the late Alexander E. and Florence (Novatka) Chesonis.
Alex was a 1967 graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah.
He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah, formerly St. George Church. Alex was an avid hunter and fisherman but, above all, his family was of most importance to him.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his daughter, Angela Chesonis; sister, Carol Ann Pryzbylik Jones.
Surviving are his wife of 49 years, the former Margaret L. “Marge” Vislusky; a daughter, Beverly Labosky and her husband, Michael, Shenandoah Heights; a son, Dave Chesonis and his fiancee, Susan Smith, Shenandoah; four grandchildren, Melissa Chesonis, and Nathan, Sydney and Morgan Labosky; three great-grandchildren, Brayden, Lilliana and Gabriella; brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Casimir Church, the sacred worship site of Divine Mercy Parish, 229 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah. Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Dawn Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.
Relatives and friends may call from 9 until 10 a.m. Monday at St. Casimir Church.
Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.