Leland "Bud" McChesney

Born: Wed., Oct. 9, 1935
Died: Fri., Oct. 4, 2013


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 11, 2013
Location: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Sat., Oct. 12, 2013
Location: St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church

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Leland Bud McChesney, 77, formerly of North Warren, Pennsylvania, passed away Friday, October 4, 2013 in De Pere, Wisconsin surrounded by his family.

Leland was born on October 9, 1935 on Sutton Hill in Deerfield Township to Mabel Rhoades and Leland Stanford McChesney. Leland grew up in Torpedo, PA and graduated from Youngsville High School in 1953 where he excelled in football, basketball, and track.  After high school, Leland attended Lock Haven University.  He served in the Unites States Army and was stationed in Germany from 1957 - 1959.  After serving his country, Leland moved to Buffalo, NY where he was employed by the Ford Stamping Plant.  After working there for two years, he moved back to PA.  There he was employed by the National Forge located in Irvine, PA.  Leland retired from the National Forge after working there for over thirty years.  In 1967, Leland married Dorothy Budzik and raised their family.    

“Bud”, as he was known by those who knew and loved him, will be best remembered as a sweet and gentle man who thought of others first.  He was a loving and caring father who always had a smile and hello for those he knew and met along the way.  His detailed stories of “the good old days” while growing up in Torpedo and Corry, laced with his sense of humor and contagious laugh, will be deeply missed.    

He is survived by his three children Jennifer McChesney Wisecup and her son Jacob Leland Wisecup, Julie McChesney Stiles and husband Christopher Stiles and their two children Andrew Leland Stiles and Addison Michelle Stiles, and Jeffrey Leland McChesney, two brothers, Richard (Patty) McChesney and Fred (Anne)  McChesney, a sister, Mary (Denny) McChesney Schmader and a sister-in-law Joyce McChesney.

In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by his sister Jeanette McChesney, and a brother William McChesney.

Friends will be received on Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 314 N. Main St. in Youngsville, Pa. A vigil service will be conducted at the funeral home at 3:45 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Saturday at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, with the Rev. Fr. Richard J. Toohey, pastor, officiating.    Burial will follow in the Sutton Corner’s Cemetery.

The family has set up a memorial in his name: Salvation Army, 311 Beech St, Warren, PA 16365 or the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011.
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Aunt Patty and Uncle Charlie (Berger)
   Posted Tue October 08, 2013
Fondly remembering the laughter and good times. With deepest sympathy and prayers of comfort to family.

Cathy Shanshala Stout
   Posted Wed October 09, 2013
Dear Julie and family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. May God be with each of you and give you the strength to move forward and have the wonderful memories of your dad for years to come.
With Deepest Sympathy,

Todd & Kate McChesney
   Posted Wed October 09, 2013
To Uncle Bud's Family,

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Bud. I will always remember him as a kind, gentle man, who seemed to really enjoy life. One of the last times I saw Uncle Bud was at Aunt Joyce's golf course - he was having fun just hanging out with my Dad and having a few hot dogs. It was a good day, and one I will always remember him by.

Todd, Kate, Samuel, David and Megan McChesney

Sheila Reinhard
   Posted Wed October 09, 2013
I didn't know Bud, but I felt a certain affinity with him, because my parents moved from North Warren to DePere WI also.

Your family is in my thoughts.

Carl and Anne Wolf
   Posted Thu October 10, 2013
Happy Memories Only! Our deepest sympathy.

Blessings and Love,
The Wolfs

Roman & Eleanor Kowalski
   Posted Fri October 11, 2013
In your sorrow may you experience the consolation, grace and strength of God's enduring love.

With deepest sympathy,

Roman & Eleanor Kowalski

Stacey Yost (formerly Dimun) & family
   Posted Fri October 11, 2013
Dear Jennifer, Julie and Jeff & families and Aunt Dot,
I was so sorry to hear the news of Uncle Bud's passing. I always held fond memories of the times we shared when I was little and during our far too few visits. He was always so gentle and kind. I wish much comfort, love and peace to you all and hope you will feel the love and caring we have for you as you go through this loss. We wish you all the best and wish we weren't separated by miles or years. Love, Stacey & Jerry Yost and Elisabeth and Alexis

Betty Exline
   Posted Sat October 12, 2013
Jennifer, Julie, Jeffrey: we were sorry to hear of your father's passing. We have fond memories of him. May happy memories of your father comfort you at this time. You have our deepest sympathy in your loss.
Marv & Betty (Budzik) Exline

Tracy Arndt
   Posted Sun October 13, 2013
Our deep sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your dad, your father-in-law, your grandfather, and your friend. Julie, you have been a loving and attentive daughter, a role model for others. You and Chris have taken great care of Bud, and I am very sure he appreciated your attention more than you will ever know. Thinking of you!

Alicia Carbon Gatto
   Posted Mon October 14, 2013
Dear Jennifer, Julie and Jeff, I was so saddened to hear about the loss of your father. He was such a wonderful man and I am glad to have had the opportunities to know him while growing up. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Alicia (Carbon) Gatto

Tim McChesney
   Posted Tue October 15, 2013
Jennifer, Julie and Jeff you are all in my thoughts in prayers. The service was very nice and it was nice remembering all the good times associated with your father/my uncle.

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