The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

December 27, 2012

John L. Chesla

The Tribune-Democrat

NEW FLORENCE — CHESLA – John L., 84, New Florence, died Dec. 23, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born April 4, 1928, in Climax, son of late John J. and Mary (Barbus) Chesla. Also preceded in death by wife, Dorothy Patricia “Patty” (Kerr) Chesla; and brother, Leonard Chesla. Survived by sons, Gary Chesla, and wife, MaryAlyce, Hermine; and Barry Chesla, Ligonier; grandchildren, Anita and Nicholas Chesla; great-grandchildren, John and Robby; sister, Helen Chemski, New Jersey; brother, George Chesla, New Florence; and many nieces and nephews. John had spent the past 24 years in retirement, having retied from Conrail with 44 years of service. Private service was held at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, with the Rev. Robert Washko, officiating. Interment, SS. Simon & Jude Cemetery, Blairsville. Online condolences may be left at

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