Chester (Chet) Arthur Frodelius, formerly of Erie, McKean and Corry, Pa., passed away peacefully in Waco, Texas, April 12, 2014.
He was born May 31, 1940, in Sugar Grove, Pa. (Midland-Odessa), the son of Martin and Florence (Moyer) Frodelius.
Chet attended Southwestern High School. Prior to creating his own business, he was employed by Corry Jamestown in Corry, Pa. Chet also worked at Custom Engineering in Erie, Pa., and ACC in Addison, Texas. Chet was currently retired from a lifelong love of machining. He owned Chet Machining, which was located in Grand Prairie, Texas, for many years.
Mr. Frodelius is preceded in death by a daughter at birth; a brother, Paul Frodelius of Frewsburg, N.Y.; and a sister, Doris Stratton of Ashville, N.Y. He is also predeceased by his partner of many years, Marie Cleveland of Mexia, Texas.
He is survived by his daughter, Corinne Frodelius (Manuel) of Goose Creek, S.C., and son-in-law, Shelby Manuel; two sons: Charles Frodelius of Broc-ton, N.Y., and partner, Candy Philbrick; and Greg Frodelius of Corry, Pa., and wife, Allison (Szumigala); three granddaughters: Amber (Manuel) Taylor and husband, Caleb of Summersville, S,C., Miranda (Manuel) Gardner and husband, Brandon of Columbia, S.C., and Myah Manuel of Rock Hill, S.C.; three grandsons: Christian Frodelius, Joshua Frodelius and Elijah Frodelius, all of Corry, Pa.; three great-grandchildren: Grady Taylor, Karis Taylor and Loreilei Gardner; two brothers: Willard Frodelius and wife, Ann of Georgetown, Ky,, and Grant Frodelius and wife, Rose of Waynesburg, Pa.; and a sister, Joanie Cryer of Batavia, N.Y.
Mr. Frodelius is also survived by his first wife, Gloria Beardsley (Wynn) of Corry, Pa. He is also leaving behind his second wife, Ellie Nichols of Falconer, N.Y. Chet is also survived by many nieces and nephews, cousins and extended family members.
Chet will be missed by all who knew him. He had a great sense of humor and he would stop to talk your ear off whether you knew him for 10 minutes or 10 years. He loved to spend time at various American Legions and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts throughout the Mexia and Dallas, Texas areas.
Even after his retirement, Chet was able to go out his back door and tinker in his shop that he created in his Mexia, Texas home. Chet loved spending time with his family and friends. Chet loved to travel or just enjoy the beautiful view from his porch in Mexia.
His ashes will be spread in the Frodelius family plot in Sugar Grove, Pa., May 31, 2014 at noon. Friends and family are welcome to a potluck dinner following.