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George A. Chestnut

July 7, 1933 ~ December 2, 2018 (age 85)

     George A. Chestnut, Sr., age 85, of New Bethlehem, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at his home, due to a sudden illness.

     Born July 7, 1933 in Deanville, Armstrong County, he was a son of the late Arnold F. and Sarah S. Miles Chestnut.

    He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving his country in the United States Navy as a Seaman aboard the USS Oglethorpe.

     George first married the former Mary L. Rearick with whom he had three children.  He then married Peggy Schrecengost and Mary A. Chesnut, and both preceded him in death.

    He was a member of the First Church of God of New Bethlehem and the Walter W. Craig American Legion Post #354 of New Bethlehem.

     George enjoyed his daily fellowship at Burger King in New Bethlehem.

     Survivors include his three children:  Carol Clinger and her husband, Jeff, of New Bethlehem; George A. Chestnut Jr. (Cristina M. Ryan) of New Bethlehem and LuAnn Harriger and her husband, Terry, of Hawthorn; 11 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.

    George is also survived by three step children:  Paula Anthony and her husband, Jeff, of Baxter; Scott Smith of Alabama and David Chesnut and his wife, Teri, of Frederick, Maryland; numerous step grandchildren, step great grandchildren and his first wife, Mary L. Chestnut.

     In addition to his parents and two wives, George was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Toni Clinger Shreckengost; four brothers:  Arnold, Carl, Ron and Vic and three sisters:  Melzene Reese, Ella Reese and Judy Womeldorf.

     Family and friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at the Rupert Funeral Home and Cremation Service chapel, 233 Penn Street, New Bethlehem.

    Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2018. With reverend Lyle Westover officiating.

    The Walter Craig American Legion Post #354 of New Bethlehem will start the services by according military honors for their departed comrade.

    Interment will follow in the Squirrel Hill Cemetery in Porter Township, Clarion County.

     Online condolences may be sent to George’s family at

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