Dr. William Ernest Chauncey

Published 6:29 pm Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Dr. William Ernest Chauncey, age 79, a resident of Washington, died Monday, June 24, 2019, at his home.

A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 2019, at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington. Pallbearers at the funeral home will be Chris Furlough, Pat Dintino, Ray Jazayeri, Scott Chauncey, Ike Baldtree and Tom Dintino. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery with full military honors.

The family will receive friends 6–8 p.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.

Dr. Chauncey was born in Grifton on May 8, 1940, son of the late Julius Gibbons Chauncey and the late Mary Frances McDaniel Chauncey. He was a 1958 graduate of Grifton High School. Following high school, he served his country in the U.S. Marines, the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army. While serving with the Air Force, he served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He received his undergraduate at Barton College, his masters from Waldon University, and his doctorate from Kensington University. During Desert Storm, he was called back to duty. During his military career, he taught chemical, biological and nuclear warfare. Following his military service, he worked with Burroughs Wellcome of Greenville and a mathematics professor at Pitt Community College.

Dr, Chauncey was married to the former Nan L. Schoonover, who preceded him in death. He was very active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars, having held the position of Quarter Master. He was a former member of Grifton United Methodist Church and a current member of First United Methodist Church of Washington.

Surviving along with his wife, Alline Bagley, are two daughters, Maureen Dintino (Thomas) of Lansing, and Anna Margaret Jazayeri (Ray), of Wilmington; two stepchildren, Kelly Michell Aaron (Josh), of Oradell, New Jersey, and Geoffrey Todd Riddick (Mary Beth), of Clayton; a brother, Gibb Chauncey (Becky), of Winterville; a sister, Linda Chauncey Baldtree (Ike), of Bath; and eight grandchildren, Andy Carazo (Veri), Patrick Dintino, Kamran Jazayeri, Zoe Gold-Aaron, Sophia Aaron, Max Aaron, Sawyer Riddick and Kesler Riddick.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979 or to Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals “SPCA,” 102 Enterprise Dr., Elizabeth City, NC 27909.

Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.

Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve Dr. Chauncey’s family.