It is with great regret and sorrow
that I must notify you of the death of our Classmate, JW Chism, on 31 March 2020
in North Wildwood, NJ.
JW is survived by his children,
Melissa and her husband Christian, JW and his wife Catherine, and Patrick and
his wife Christine; and his grandson, CJ. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary
JW was buried at the Cape May
County Veterans Cemetery, Cape May Court House, NJ.
A memorial service will be held at
a date to be announced.
Condolences may be sent to the The
Chism Family, 315 Valley View Dr N, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417.
Donations in JW's memory may be
sent to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC
Well done, JW. Be thou at peace.
Apr 2, 2020
Chism, J.W., - 84, of North Wildwood, beloved father and grandfather passed away
on March 31, 2020. He was born and raised in Mississippi. He earned a
competitive appointment to The United States Military Academy at West Point.
After graduation in 1961, he married the love of his life, Mary Lou, and started
a family. He served in the military for 25 years, including 2 combat tours in
Vietnam and multiple hardship tours including one in Thailand. He received
multiple awards and medals during this time,
including the Bronze Star with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal, and the Army
Commendation with V device and Oak Leaf Cluster among many others. After
retiring from the Army he worked for the city of Bryan, Texas in their
Engineering Department and then for Texas A&M's Extension Service, providing
engineering consultation to every county in Texas. He served as an officer for
the Texas Association of County Engineers and Road Administration for more than
10 years. He is survived by his three children, Melissa, JW, and Patrick, one
grandson, CJ, two daughters-in-law, Christine and Ginnie, and one son-in-law,
Christian as well as 2 sisters and 7 brothers. He was a champion of those who
worked for him and with him. He was an amazing and supportive father and
grandfather as well as a wonderful husband. His sayings, known as "Chism-isms"
by his classmates at West Point were always on point and are now part
of our family's common dialogue. It always brings a smile to everyone's face
when they hear them. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew
him. Due to the current pandemic, there will not be a funeral service at this
time. Condolences at