Gerald L. "Pete" Chancellor (80) of Toledo


Published on August 16 2013 6:18 am

Gerald L. "Pete" Chancellor, 80, of Toledo died at 4:20 p.m. Thursday, August 15, 2013 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 20 at Bishop Funeral Home, Greenup with Pastor Scott Sims officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenup Cemetery with military services provided by the Greenup VFW. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Monday, August 19 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Lincolnland Hospice, Lincolnland Visiting Nurses or to the Cancer Center at Sarah Bush Hospital, with envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left by clicking here.

Pete was born in Mattoon July 5, 1933 to William E. and Fern (Hanner) Chancellor. Pete married Joanna Colangelo October 26, 1957, in Oaktown. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Marine Corp. during the Korean War. He worked for Western Electric for 22 years, for Illinois Consolidated in Mattoon for 20 years and at Mattoon Wal-Mart after his retirement. Pete was a member of the Greenup Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Joanna of 57 years; his son, David of Toledo; his daughter, Sandy (husband Billy) Gilbert of Greenup; his granddaughter Ashley (husband Rex) Whetsell of Charleston; his grandson, Adam Gilbert of Greenup; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Vance and Anna Chancellor of Toledo, and Don and Rosie Chancellor of Greenup; many nieces and nephews; and his faithful canine “Lilly Beth”.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Ray; his sister-in-law, Marilyn and his nephew Danny.