Reinold “Ray” Chennell

November 23, 1936 - June 23, 2020

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Reinold ‘Ray’ Chennell, 83, of Liberty Township, OH, died on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

Ray is predeceased by his parents Fred and Elizabeth Chennell and his loving wife Judy Chennell (nee Cain).  He is survived by his children Carilyn (Michael) Stewart; Richard (Kathleen) Chennell and their children Ian and William; brother Robert (Sue) Chennell. He is adored by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends around the world.

He was born at home on November 23, 1936 in Chicago, IL. He graduated from Proviso High School, Maywood, IL. and was a NICOR retiree. He was a dedicated husband, father and Papa. He was his grandsons’ number one fan and never missed a sporting event from grade school thru Moeller High School. Ray was proud supporter of all things Chicago especially it's pizza, beef and sports teams (except the Cubs).

The family plans a private celebration of his life.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to Parkinson’s Foundation, 1359 Broadway Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018 in his honor.


Arlene Rose - Jun 28, 2020
A gentle gracious man who turned into our hero when he stepped up to help our dear friend Judy. You will wear your wings well! We all love you!
Odonnell - Jun 27, 2020
We are so very sorry for your loss.
Bruce Chennell - Jun 27, 2020
Barb and I are sorry to hear about Ray's passing. I remember Ray and Judy helping when they visited my mom. Please accept our condolences
Teri and Jim Dean - Jun 27, 2020
We are so very sorry to hear of Ray’s passing I will always remember the smile in his face when we would see you guys at one of the boys’ activities!
Diane & Gary Luechauer - Jun 26, 2020
So sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed our Sunday breakfasts with Ray.
Linnea - Jun 26, 2020
I’m so glad that we have reconnected with our American relatives and that I got to know Ray. I have only fond memories with him and he will be missed by many. Sending love from Sweden ❤️
Cynthia Dunn-Selph - Jun 26, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Chennell family. Ray was a great guy who was always quick with a smile and a joke, and will be deeply missed.
Steve Tinnes - Jun 26, 2020
He was the best uncle on top of all the other accolades. I spent many happy hours going places and games with him. Some memorable games at Moeller High School watching his grandsons.