Joseph Chestnut

Joseph L "Joe" Chestnut

Saturday, July 9th, 1927 - Sunday, February 24th, 2019
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CHESTNUT, Joseph L., age 91, of Dayton, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Cyprus Pointe Health Campus. Joe was born on July 9, 1927 in Hamtramck, Michigan. He graduated from Warren High School in Warren, Michigan. Joe served in the United States Army Air Forces and spent six months in 1946 as part of the U.S. occupation forces in Japan. After an Honorable Discharge, Joe attended the University of Michigan on the G.I. Bill and graduated with a degree in engineering in 1951. He met his future wife of 67 years, Esther, while she worked at the front desk of his dormitory at U of M. Joe moved his family to Dayton in 1958. Survived by sons David (Deborah) and Alex (Susan), grandchildren Nicholas (Shannon), Kristopher, Kimberly, Drew and Brendan, and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife Esther, parents Joseph Czesnakowicz and Natalie Kaminski, and son Andrew. During his lifetime, Joe was a technical writer and owner of Dayton Tech Art Company. He loved to travel and had visited much of the world with his wife, Esther.
The family will receive friends Friday, March 1st from 6 to 8 p.m. at Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home 5555 Philadelphia Dr. at N. Main St. Graveside services 11 a.m. Saturday at Shiloh Park Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crossroads Hospice in his memory. Online condolences for the family may be sent to
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 1st, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, March 1st, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home & Crematory
  • Service

    Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 11:00am
    Shiloh Park Cemetery
  • Interment

    Shiloh Park Cemetery


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Sr. Jeanette Buehler

Posted at 01:11pm
David and Debbie, I will not be able to be at the viewing but I want to offer my sympathy to you. What a full and blessed life your Dad has had, David. May all the beautiful memories bring you peace at this time of loss. God Bless!

Nancy and Vern Woods

Posted at 08:05pm
We will truly miss Joe. He was a good person and we very much enjoyed living next door to him for 30 years. Nancy and Vern Woods

S Green

Posted at 01:43pm
I would like to share my condolences and a brief message of comfort with the family and friends of Joseph Chestnut. Revelation 21:4 says God "will wipe all tears from their eyes, and there will be no more death, suffering, crying or pain. May you find comfort in this promise.

Alvera Conyers

Posted at 01:08pm
To the family of: Joseph Chestnut.
This is a sad time for the family.
The Bible gives us hope.
Act 24:15 states: There will be a resurrection of the dead.
Titus 1;2 states: God can not lie.

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