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William Mahlon “Bill” Chaapel

William Mahlon “Bill” Chaapel, 99, of S. Williamsport, passed away Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 at the Gatehouse.

He was married to Barbary A. “Barb” Chaapel, who survives, and they have celebrated over 50 years of marriage.

William was born in Williamsport on July 26, 1922, and was the son of the late Mahlon T. and Imelda (LaVoie) Chaapel. He graduated from Williamsport High School, then attended Williamsport Area Community College. He served with the U.S. Army in the Philippines. He left the full-time grind at age 50, bought a sailboat and sailed the Caribbean for 13 years with his wife and his beloved Siamese cat. He spent the next 30 years in Buckhannon, W.V. until he moved to Pa. to live at The Meadows Assisted Living in Montoursville. His words of wisdom to us all is LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST, and that he did at age 99.

In addition to his wife Barb, he is survived by two sons, Michael W. “Mike” Chaapel (Sheila) of Williamsport and David Nichols of N.C.; four daughters, Patricia F. Fahrenbach (Bil) of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Kathy I. Dangle (Donald) of Williamsport, Christy S. Allen (Jerry) of S. Williamsport and Marti Brown (Perry) of S. Carolina; 16 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are being handled by Maneval Allen Redmond Funeral Home, Williamsport. Send condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com.