Arthur Joseph Chonko

March 22, 1931 ~ February 19, 2024

Arthur Joseph Chonko, 92, of Moss Bluff passed away February 19, 2024 at a local hospital with his sons by his side.

Art was born March 22,1931 to Joseph Chonko and Margaret Kovach Chonko and raised in Lorain, Ohio. After college, he joined the US Air Force and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel as a flight navigator. While stationed at Chenault Air Force base in Lake Charles, he met Margaret Hopkins working behind the perfume counter at Mullers Dept. store. They were married September 14, 1956. They were married until her passing in 2012.

After working in local industry, he retired from Westlake in 2000 as a piping designer. Art enjoyed gardening, yard work and going out to eat. He was also a talented artist.

He is survived by his sons, Gary Chonko (Donielle) and Randy Chonko (Lorrie) both of Moss Bluff; five grandchildren, Chelsie Billings (Ryan) of League City, TX, Zachary, Sam, Riley, and Jason Chonko all of Moss Bluff and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret Chonko. Cremation has been entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff. As per Mr. Chonko’s wishes, there will be a private family memorial service on Friday February 23, 2024.

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  1. Candle 2He was such a kind and wonderful man. Growing up I had the privilege of getting to know Mr. Chonko since my sister Donielle is married to Gary. Going to his home during the summer to swim in the pool, eat snacks, and visit was always so great. So many perfect memories were made at his home! At no time did he make me feel I was anything but family. I will always cherish those summers and visits. He will truly be missed. Sending all of my love! – Bronwyn

  2. Sorry for your loss. Both of your parents were so nice and great to talk to when I worked at Market Basket and later Sam’s.

  3. I’m sorry for your loss.
    I had no idea. I have tried to find y’all on social media for years, but had no luck. I hope you are all doing well.

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