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Charles T. Coneybeer

Belle Vernon

Charles T. Coneybeer, 48, of Lynn Road, Belle Vernon, Rostraver Township, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, at 7:45 a.m. in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Dec. 2, 1953, in Uniontown, a son of George and Olive (Plesko) Coneybeer of Rostraver Township. Mr. Coneybeer was a resident of Rostraver Township for the past 21 years and was a member of Concord United Methodist Church, Rostraver Township. Mr. Coneybeer was self-employed in land acquisition for gas development. He was a member of the Monessen Italian Club. Chuck lived the way most of us wish we would. We remember him for his love and generosity. For being a homeroom ``mom'' and a soccer ``mom.'' For being more than a husband, for being a soul mate to his wife. For having that rare knack of being both a role model and a best friend to his children. We remember him for enjoying the most simple things in life. For loving to feed the chickens and for spending time with his family. For all the times he brought canned peppers or hot tomato sauce to a friend. We remember him for the laughter he brought to everyone who knew him. For always making the dinner table a riot and for his silly practical jokes that always brightened our days. For being a proud member of the Swagga Club and for making any gathering more lively with his silly ways. We remember him for his talent. For his fine craftsmanship at everything from woodworking to remodeling a house into a beautiful home. For his talent as a father, husband, brother, son, uncle and friend. For his talent at letting each and every person in his life know just how much he loved him. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his beloved wife of 21 years, Janet (Koneffko) Coneybeer; his most cherished children: two sons, Seth Charles Coneybeer and Jorge Thomas Coneybeer; a daughter, Molly Jade Coneybeer, all at home; a brother, Bernhard Coneybeer and his friend, Ann Reynolds, of Rostraver Township; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Christine and Dan Proch of Rostraver Township and Barbara and Richard Fusia of Swissvale; three nieces, Nicole Mendicino, Melissa Proch and Amelia Starnes; seven nephews, Daniel and Jason Proch, Jake and Brett Coneybeer, Zachary Koneffko, Alexander Starnes and Michael Mendicino, all of whom he loved dearly; his father-in-law, George J. Koneffko of Belle Vernon; and his friend, Clara Miller. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the LEONARD J. PARZYNSKI FUNERAL HOME, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon. Services will be held Thursday at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Timothy C. McConville, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Belle Vernon, officiating. Interment will take place in Belle Vernon Cemetery.