The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


August 10, 2011

William Patrick Chordas

PALMER TOWNSHIP — CHORDAS – William Patrick, 66, Palmer Township, near Easton, Pa., passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at his home. Born June 26, 1945, in Cardiff, Pa., son of the late George C. and Pearl E. (Mayancsik) Chordas. He graduated from Blacklick Township High School. William was employed as a CNC programmer for Egan Davis Standard Corp. Member of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, Palmer Township. Survived by wife, the former Debbie Hall; son, Patrick Chordas, Bethlehem, Pa.; daughters, Kelly Chordas, Palmer Township; and Carrie Chordas and Tracy Miller, both of Somerville, N.J.; brother, George J. Chordas, Kunkletown, Pa.; and sisters, Catherine M. Lantzy, Port Orange, Fla.; and Dorothy A. McGee, Davidsville. Preceded in death by sister, Patty Y. Peles. Service will be private at the convenience of the family. William will be laid to rest at St. Charles Cemetery, Twin Rocks. Contributions in William’s memory may be made to Jack Russell Terrier Rescue, Russell Rescue Inc., attn.: Donations, P.O. Box 4324, Lutherville, Md. 21094-4324.

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