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 John H. Chelminiak

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John H. Chelminiak

Birth
South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Death
8 Jan 1981 (aged 54)
South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Burial
Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID
94657823 View Source

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Paul

Chelminiak succumbs to four-month illness
John H. Chelminiak; a science teacher and coach at Mishawaka High School for 26 years, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, ending a four-month bout with cancer. Chelminiak, 54, of 510 W. Lowell, served as the schools athletic director for the 1972-73 school year.
He was the varsity golf coach from 1967 to 1977 and assisted with the football and track teams from 1954 to 1961.
Prior to his appointment as athletic director, he was well known in the area as a football and basketball referee.
He discovered he had cancer before this school year started and had been on sick leave while seeking treatment in Boston.
Born on Oct 17, 1926, in South Bend, he was an athletic standout at South Bend Catholic High School before joining the Army. While earning his degree at Butler University, Indianapolis, he played three years as a starting halfback on the football team.
His first teaching job was at a junior high school in Indianapolis, but he began teaching at Mishawaka in 1954.
He was a member of the St. Joseph Valley Athletic Officials Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8748 (Golden Hill chapter) in South Bend, American legion Pulaski Post 357 and M.R. Falcons Nest 4 in South Bend.
On Dec. 27, 1952, in South Bend, he married Gloria Nottingham, who survives along with a daughter, Mrs. Michael (LeeAnn) Chelminiak -Gleason of Boston, Mass.; a son, William F. of Mishawaka; two brothers, Clement of Seattle, Wash., and Ted of South Bend, and three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude McKiel of Aurora, Ill., Mrs. Larry (Angie) Claxton of Niles and Sister Helen Marie, C.R., of Chicago, Ill.
A memorial mass will be said at 11 a m. Monday in St. Monica's Catholic Church with Rev. William Schooler of St. Monica's officiating.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park.
There will be no visitation. Kaniewski and Sons Funeral Home, South Bend, is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Oncology Unit at Memorial Hospital, the Sidney Farber Cancer Institute in Boston or the National Audobon Society.

The South Bend Tribune
South Bend, Indiana
09 Jan 1981, Fri • Page 19

Contributor: Paul (

Thanks,

Paul

Chelminiak succumbs to four-month illness
John H. Chelminiak; a science teacher and coach at Mishawaka High School for 26 years, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, ending a four-month bout with cancer. Chelminiak, 54, of 510 W. Lowell, served as the schools athletic director for the 1972-73 school year.
He was the varsity golf coach from 1967 to 1977 and assisted with the football and track teams from 1954 to 1961.
Prior to his appointment as athletic director, he was well known in the area as a football and basketball referee.
He discovered he had cancer before this school year started and had been on sick leave while seeking treatment in Boston.
Born on Oct 17, 1926, in South Bend, he was an athletic standout at South Bend Catholic High School before joining the Army. While earning his degree at Butler University, Indianapolis, he played three years as a starting halfback on the football team.
His first teaching job was at a junior high school in Indianapolis, but he began teaching at Mishawaka in 1954.
He was a member of the St. Joseph Valley Athletic Officials Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8748 (Golden Hill chapter) in South Bend, American legion Pulaski Post 357 and M.R. Falcons Nest 4 in South Bend.
On Dec. 27, 1952, in South Bend, he married Gloria Nottingham, who survives along with a daughter, Mrs. Michael (LeeAnn) Chelminiak -Gleason of Boston, Mass.; a son, William F. of Mishawaka; two brothers, Clement of Seattle, Wash., and Ted of South Bend, and three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude McKiel of Aurora, Ill., Mrs. Larry (Angie) Claxton of Niles and Sister Helen Marie, C.R., of Chicago, Ill.
A memorial mass will be said at 11 a m. Monday in St. Monica's Catholic Church with Rev. William Schooler of St. Monica's officiating.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park.
There will be no visitation. Kaniewski and Sons Funeral Home, South Bend, is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Oncology Unit at Memorial Hospital, the Sidney Farber Cancer Institute in Boston or the National Audobon Society.

The South Bend Tribune
South Bend, Indiana
09 Jan 1981, Fri • Page 19

Contributor: Paul (


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