George J. Chessare
George J. Chessare
  • December 9, 1933 - January 7, 2018
  • Indiana

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GEORGE CHESSARE, loving husband and father, died unexpectedly January 7, 2018, in Tucson, Arizona. His parents emigrated from Sicily and settled on a dairy farm in lower New York State, where they raised five children. He earned his Mechanical Engineering Degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After graduation George was employed at International Harvester Truck Engineering Center, Fort Wayne, for 36 years. George designed and built their home where they lived for 50 years. After his retirement, George and Barbara enjoyed traveling in the United States and internationally, which included mission trips as well. After Barbara's death George continued traveling around the world. He also spent time working on Habitat for Humanity projects in Tucson, Arizona, and Henderson Settlement in Kentucky. George's interests included gardening, woodworking, photography, quilting, and working on the computer. He always liked watching the latest movies.

George is survived by his son Gary (Debra) Chessare and daughter Sondra Chessare (Tom) Hammond.

Service is 11 a.m. Friday, January 19, 2018, at Waynedale United Methodist Church, 2501 Church Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana, with calling from 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral. Memorials may be made to Waynedale United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne.

Arrangements by Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral home.