Jerry Cornell

July 12, 1943 ~ October 1, 2020 (age 77)


Jerry K. Cornell, 77, of Chester, passed, Thursday, October 1, 2020, in the Emergency Department at East Liverpool City Hospital.

Born, July 12, 1943, in Chester, he is a son of the late Joseph “Bill” and Dorothy Burns Cornell.

Jerry was a 1961 graduate of Chester High School. He retired from Airco-BOC gases, after 30 plus years of service.

He was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and he enjoyed reading in his free time. Jerry was funny and quick-witted, but he had the biggest heart in the world.

He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 58 years, Della Dennis Cornell; daughters, Candie Six and her husband Alan of Chester and Samantha Bruce and her husband Bob of New Cumberland; son, Seth Cornell (Tonya) of Chester; brother, John Cornell and his wife Rosalie of Orlando FL.; sisters, Joyce Reed of Solan, OH., Janice Smith and her husband Rusty of Chester and Jodie Williams and her husband Sean of Chester; grandchildren. Broda McCoy, Miranda McCoy (Adam), Michaelene Ayers-Ewing (Vince), Monya Ayers, Riley Bruce, Brayden Cornell and soon to be Paisley Cornell; great-grandchildren, Naomi, Marlee, Ellie, and Vivian.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.

Rev. Tim Bess will celebrate Jerry’s life, Monday, October 5, 2020, at 6:00 PM, at the Arner Funeral Chapel. Friends may visit 2 hours prior to the service from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM.


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October 5, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Arner Funeral Service Chapel (Chester)

Funeral Service
October 5, 2020

6:00 PM
Arner Funeral Chapel
607 Carolina Ave
Chester, WV 26034

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