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David S.B. Chew Jr., of Gloucester City, Korean War Army Veteran/formerly of Oak Valley, Deptford


David S.B., Jr.


On September 17, 2008. Age 76. Of Gloucester City. Formerly of the Oak Valley section of Deptford. Surrounded and cared for by his loving family. Devoted husband of 49 years to the late Margaret R. Chew (nee McGugan). Devoted father of Marge (Hugh) Blake of Gloucester City and the late Caroline (surviving Tom, Sr.) Tighe. Beloved grandfather of Michelle (Sean) Lee and Tommy Tighe, Jr. Great-grandfather of Mychaela, Christopher, Joseph and Nicholas. Dear brother of Lydia Thrush, the late Richard (surviving Grace) Hawk, the late Howard (surviving Jane) Chew, Sr. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and his dog Zoe.

David proudly served our country in the U.S. Army C Company 23rd Infantry Regt. as a Sergeant during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 100 in West Deptford for many years. David enjoyed the time he spent fishing with his family and telling War stories from his past.

Relatives, friends and members of American Legion Post are kindly invited to attend his viewing on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 pm at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, (at Brown Street) Gloucester City. Methodist Religious Service 8 pm in the funeral home officiated by David’s nephew,  Pastor Wesley Hawk of Atco United Methodist Church. At the request of the family, Cremation will be private.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet at the funeral home Monday at 1 pm for procession to the cemetery. Inurnment with Military Honors in Fernwood Cemetery, Lansdowne, PA. Memorial donations may be made in David’s memory to Tranquility Hospice: 204 Creek Crossing Blvd. Hainesport, NJ 08036. Please write in memo: David S.B. Chew, Jr. Expressions of sympathy can be e-mailed to the family through our funeral home website under online obituaries of David S.B. Chew, Jr.