John Robert Chaney – NEW CUMBERLAND, WV. (Formerly of Georgetown)

John Robert Chaney, 87, of New Cumberland, WV, formerly of Georgetown, died Tuesday afternoon, July 14, 2015, in the Weirton Medical Center.

Born May 1, 1928, in Chester, WV, a son of the late Sylvester and Lydia (Leahy) Chaney, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a devout member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, New Cumberland, WV. He was a graduate of Chester High School and West Liberty College and had worked at J&L Steel, Aliquippa Works. A former school teacher and coach in Newell, he had also worked at Allied Barton Security, Carnegie and was a school bus driver for South Side Beaver. He was a member of the Midland Knights of Columbus.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Jim, Vess, Roy, and Clyde Chaney; two sisters, Ruth Markle and Virginia Roberts.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Marian L. (Conkle) Chaney, whom he married March 30, 1951; a daughter and her husband, Joyce and Gary Robinson, a sister, Leona Huddleston and a sister-in-law, Mary Chaney.

Family and friends are welcome to call at the MCCONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 447 Pine St., Hookstown, PA 15050, Daniel M. McConnell, Owner-Director on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 1016 Ridge Ave., New Cumberland, WV 26047 with Father Eric Antwi, celebrant. Everyone  is asked to meet at church.

He will be laid to rest in the Mill Creek Hill Cemetery, Georgetown.

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