A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 13 at 11:00 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, for Carl William Chaney, 43, who died on Friday, March 8, 2019.
Carl was born December 9, 1975, in Youngstown, a son of Carl Chaney and MaryAnn (Grant) Chaney.
He had attended The Rayen School and graduated from Struthers High School.
Carl was active in football, track and the band.
After high school, Carl went right into the service and served in the U.S. Marine Corps and the Navy. His training included reconnaissance, Army Airborne, water-demolition and Navy Seals training. In 2001 and 2002, Carl was in Operation Enduring Freedom which he was on the USS Theodore Roosevelt. He received two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medals.
Carl attended Youngstown State University and received national leadership and honors awards.
He worked at Simmers Crane as a crane repair engineer.
Everyone can say Carl lived life to the fullest. He was “Forrest Gump” all over again. Carl would mountain climb, road cycle and rock climb. He went rock climbing with his best friend, Jeremy Barr, which they had many adventures including Yosemite Valley. Carl cycled by bike across America all the way to California and had many crazy things happen during the venture. Above all, Carl said his greatest achievement and enjoyment was spending time with his two boys.
Carl leaves his parents; mother, MaryAnn Chaney, with whom he made his home and father, Carl Chaney of Youngstown; his two sons, Tyler W. Chaney of Las Vegas and Rowan W. Barr of Denton, Texas; sister, Antina M. (Denny Brenner) of Hubbard; brother, Brain Chaney of Youngstown; two half-sisters, Alexa and Joelle Chaney; nephews, Justin Serra and Liam Brenner; niece, Kyle Snair and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William E. Grant, Sr., Margaret A. Grant, John H. Chaney, Sr. and Sarah M. Chaney.
Family and friends may call on Tuesday, March 12 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, March 13 from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
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