Birth10 Aug 1918, Sayre, Bradford Co., PA
Death16 May 1993, Athens, Bradford Co., PA
BurialAthens, Bradford Co., PA
Burial MemoTioga Point Cemetery
Birth9 Mar 1914, Ithaca, Tompkins Co. NY
Death7 Apr 2006, Athens, Bradford Co., PA21
Burial12 Apr 2006, Athens, Bradford Co., PA
Burial MemoTioga Point Cemetery
EducationCornell University
FatherPaul Nicholas CHACONA (~1882-1936)
MotherGeorgia MATTHEOU (1884-1982)
Marriageabt 1951, Washington, DC
Marr MemoSt. Anne’s Catholic Church
Notes for Yole V. PETROPOLY
She was b. the dau. of Vincenzo Petropoly and Salamina DiMario, of whom no further.
Notes for John P. (Spouse 1)
His obituary states:516

John P. Chacona, 92 of 415 Second Street, Athens, died April 7, 2006 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a extended illness. John was born on March 9, 1914 in Ithaca, N.Y., he was the son of the late Paul and Georgia Mattheos Chacona.

John graduated from Sayre High School in 1934. He attended Cornell University, aspiring to be a physician, which was a life-long dream. His father's death in 1936 forced him home to operate confectionery business, The Garden of Sweets. In early years of Chacona's Restaurant he was a partner with his brother Nick. He was a veteran of W.W.II and finished his career with 25 years of service as a well-known Valley Prudential Insurance agent.

John is survived by: his son, David, at home; brother, Nicholas (Evelyn) Chacona of Sayre: nephews, John (Charlene) Chacona of Newark, Del., Paul B. (Claudia) Chacona of Athens, Theodore (Jeanne) Chacona of Sayre, James (Pat) Chacona of Athens, William and Chris Chacona of Sayre and Paul N. (Kona) Chacona of Rochester, N.Y.; nieces, Paula Tompkins of Knoxville, Tenn., Georgia Chacona of Sayre and Donna (John) Detrick of Sayre; sisters-in-law, Ruth Chacona of Sayre and Ann Stover of Athens; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

John was preceded in death by: his parents; his first wife, Mary Ricketts Chacona in 1950; his second wife, Yole Petropoly Chacona in 1993; his brother, Theodore Chacona in 1994; sister, Bertha Covello in 1996; and nephew, Marcus Chacona in 2005.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Tuesday, April 11 from 6-8 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre. A grave side sevice will be held on Wednesday, April 12 at 11 a.m. at Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens with Father Vincent Langan of St. John's Catholic Church officiating.

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-46146
Name: John P Chacona
Birth Year: 1914
Nativity State or Country: New York
State of Residence: New York
Enlistment Date: 3 Nov 1942
Enlistment State: Pennsylvania
Enlistment City: Wilkes Barre
Grade: Private
Education: 1 year of college
Civil Occupation: Waiters and waitresses, except private family
Marital Status: Married

1930 Federal Census514
Name: John Chaconas @ 102 North Elmer Ave., Sayre, Bradford Co., PA
Age: 16
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1914
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of House: son
Marital Status: Single
father and mother b. Greece
Attending school
Able to read and write

1920 Federal Census515
Name: John Chacona @ 603 South Elmer Ave., Sayre, Bradford Co., PA
Age: 5
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1915
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of House: Son
father and mother b. Greece
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