Vincent Stanley Chmel Jr.

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Vincent Stanley Chmel Jr., 88, of Washington, died Thursday, April 18, 2013, in Donnell House, Washington, where he had been under hospice care since February 11.


He was born June 20, 1924, in Star City, W.Va., a son of the late Vincent Stanley and Helen Anusiewicz Chmielevski Sr.


In 1943, at the age of 18, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and served as a military policeman, until his honorable discharge on April 7, 1946. For his service, he was awarded a Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and American Theater Ribbon.


Mr. Chmel worked for Pittsburgh Coal Co. for 22 years then 22 years at McGraw-Edison, from where he retired at age 62.


He was a loving and kind husband, father and granddad who enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially golf.


Mr. Chmel was a member of Jefferson Avenue United Methodist Church.


On Jnaury 30, 1954, he married his beloved wife of 59 years, Louanna Dene Johnston, who survives.


Also surviving are two sons, Vincent S. Chmel III (Cindy) of Claysville and Dean T. Chmel (Elisa) of Wheeling, W.Va.; a daughter, Vicki Chmel White (Ted) of Mooresville, N.C.; six grandchildren, Sabrina and Erik Chmel of Houston, Taylor, Lauren and Alexandra Chmel of Wheeling and Hunter White of Mooresville; and a sister, Jeanette D. Floss of Canonsburg.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd, 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Services will be held at a date and time to be announced. Additional information and guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care of the Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301.


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