Gordon Bennett McChesney
June 3, 1958 – January 29, 2019
Netcong - Gordon Bennett (Buddy) McChesney passed into eternal life on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 60 years of age after a long illness. Buddy was born in Franklin, New Jersey to L. Francis and Kathryn C. McChesney. He was raised in Sparta, NJ, and resided most of his life in Sussex County.
He is a graduate of Sparta High School and served in the United States Marine Corp from 1977 to 1980 as a Security Guard, achieving the rank of E4 Corporal. He was assigned to the USS Hunley stationed in Guam. Buddy enjoyed sharing stories of becoming a Son of Neptune Shellback crossing the Equator and the International Date Line "Golden Dragon" by ship and the military traditions that they involved. Prior to his illness, he worked for Corporate Specialties, LLC as VP of Operations. Buddy was an avid music lover and gardener.
Surviving him are his daughter, Ashley Stotelmyer and her husband Bradley of Sharpsburg, MD, Shaun McChesney and his wife Janeen of Waynesboro, PA, five granddaughters: Hattie, Celia, Madison, Emma and Brooklyn, four brothers: James and wife Sylvia of Conway, SC, Dennis of Sarasota, FL, John and wife Kate of Sparta, Tom and wife Sherry of Bloomingburg, NY, six sisters: Mary Kay Luba and husband Robert of Sparta, Patricia McGuire and husband Desmond of St. Petersburg, FL, Jody Morrell and husband Allen of Savannah, GA, Louise McChesney of Branchville, Peggy Walsh of Sparta, and Theresa Concannon and husband Patrick of Breezy Point, NY. Predeceasing Buddy is two of his brothers; William (2001) and L. Francis (2009).
Funeral arrangements are entrusted under Goble Funeral Home 22 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871. A Funeral liturgy at Our Lady of the Lake RC Church and interment at Sparta Cemetery will be celebrated in the spring at a later date.
- Memorial Service-To Be Announced