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Chester A. Bellis, Jr.

Chester A. Bellis, Jr.

Chester “Chet” A. Bellis, Jr., 83, of Holland Township, NJ, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at St. Luke’s Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, NJ.

Born January 10, 1940 in Easton, PA, Chet was a lifelong resident of Holland Township, NJ. He graduated from Frenchtown High School and Churchman Business School, where he earned his degree in accounting. As a young man, Chet worked on his family’s farm. He then worked as an accountant for the Riegel Paper Corp. in Milford, NJ, for over 40 years. After his retirement, Chet worked as a part-time custodian for Accuratus Co. in Phillipsburg, NJ. He loved bowling and competed in bowling leagues, mostly at Warren Lanes. Chet had a love of music and played the guitar and violin. At one time, he played in a country western band called “The Bob Frankenfield Band.” Most of all, Chet was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Son of the late Chester A. Bellis, Sr. and Viola (Smith) Bellis, Chet is survived by his two daughters Tammi J. Whitehead and her husband Benjamin of Easton, PA and Sherri L. Karcher and her husband Chris of Holland Township, NJ, his grandchildren Joshua Whitehead and his wife Amanda, Dani Thomas and her husband Adam, Melinda Wentz, Corey Karcher and his wife Brenda, Tyler Karcher, and Rebecca Karcher, and his eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Doris E. Bellis in 2022.

Funeral services will be private. Interment will be held at the Milford Union Cemetery in Milford, NJ. Arrangements are under the care of Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Milford, NJ 08848.

Memorial contributions may be made to Milford Holland Rescue Squad, 151 Water Street, Milford, NJ 08848 or Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860.


From: Betty Lou (Rodenbaugh) McPeek
I'm so sorry for your loss. I sat with him at a couple luncheon and enjoyed talking to him! My thoughts and prayers are with your families!

From: Lucy Vogel
Dear Sherri, Chris and family I am so so sorry about the passing of your Dad. Times like this are not easy, please know my heart goes out to you and let me know if there's anything I can do. Love , Lucy

From: Frances K Petiet
To the family of Chet Bellis we send our condolences to all of you, with our blessing of a lifetime of happy memories for each and everyone of you! Hugs, Richard and Fran Petiet

From: Angela & Rich Oneill
To all of Chet's family, We were so honored to be his neighbor and friend. We will miss his chats about gardening, having dinner together and his smile and good nature. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Love & prayers, Angela & Rich

From: Sherri Gower
My sincere condolences Melinda to you and your family. I’m so sorry for loss . I work with Melinda

From: Wayne Pursell
Tammi & Sherri…. Chet & Doris was a household name just up the hill from you girls. I’ve told you this before, and I’ll say it again, every time I heard your family was coming up as we were growing up I Got excited. They would end up down in the rec room at the bar enjoying themselves, and the four of us would just do our thing. Your mom and dad were there for my parents, especially your dad after my father passed, helping my mom out so much. I know this is about your father, but your mom and dad BOTH will be greatly missed. I am very happy that I stopped in to say hello to him.

From: Audrey & Charles Balogh
Please accept our sincere sympathy on the passing of your Dad. We enjoyed visiting with him at the Riegel Buddy Luncheons and still joked about the waitress confusing his order with Charlie's, and they didn't realize it until they had both eaten half of the wrong order. He is at peace with his beloved Doris.

From: Richard Stanley
I worked with Chet and I played Santa for his kids when they were young. Great guy. Sincere condolences to his family.

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