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Official Obituary of

Dean E. Chappell

August 9, 1949 ~ March 3, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Dean Chappell Obituary

Dean Edwin Chappell, 74, of Osterburg passed away peacefully on March 3 at James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center. He was born on August 9, 1949, in Johnstown, PA to Reverend Jesse and Leona (Plummer) Chappell. He was a beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, great-uncle, and friend.

Dean is survived by two daughters Theresa Horne married to Travis Horne, who he loved like a son; and daughter Jessica Chappell; brother Lloyd Chappell (married to Dana Chappell); sister Linda Weyandt (married to Melvin Weyandt) who both helped take special care of Dean; sister Carol Weyandt (married to Butch Weyandt); grandson Christian Horne who he lovingly referred to as "Pop Pop’s Boy"; and many nephews, nieces, great-nephews, and great-nieces who he loved dearly.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings Donald Chappell, Evelyn Miller, and Dorothy Hughes.

Throughout his life, Dean touched the lives of many with his generous heart. He was a Vietnam veteran who served in the Army from January 1967 through July 1969. During his deployment he served as an equipment engineer. He received medals for Good Conduct, National Defense Service, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Sharpshooter. Later in life he was an Over-the-Road truck driver for 35 years hauling many things, but mainly steel. After his retirement, Dean enjoyed watching football and westerns, spending time with his family, and attending and/or watching church online.

A celebration of Dean’s life will be held on Tuesday, March 5th at 6pm at Community Bible Church at 120 West Virginia Road, Osterburg, PA. The service will be co-officiated by Pastor Tim Ellis of Alum Bank God’s Missionary Church and Dean’s nephew Joshua Weyandt. Visitation will be held from 4:30-6pm. Donations can be made in Dean’s memory to Community Bible Church.

Military honors will be conducted by the Ft. Bedford Honor Guard.

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The family would like to thank the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Staff on the 5th floor for all their kindness and support.

Arrangements by Akers Funeral Home, Inc., 299 Raystown Road, Everett, PA 15537

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Memorial Visitation
March 5, 2024

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Community Bible Church
120 West Virginia Road
Osterburg, PA 16667

Celebration of Life
March 5, 2024

6:00 PM
Community Bible Church
120 West Virginia Road
Osterburg, PA 16667


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