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Dr. William E. ‘Mac’ Chauncey

WASHINGTON, N.C. — Dr. William Ernest Chauncey, 79, a resident of Washington, North Carolina, died on Monday, June 24, 2019, at his home.

Dr. William E. Chauncey

The funeral was at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, in the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington. Pallbearers at the funeral home were Chris Furlough, Pat Dintino, Ray Jazayeri, Scott Chauncey, Ike Baldree and Tom Dintino. Burial with full military honors followed immediately in Oakdale Cemetery.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, in the 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 U.S. Army.

While serving with the Air Force, he served two tours of duty in Vietnam. During Desert Storm, he was called back to duty. During his military career he taught chemical, biological and nuclear warfare.

He received his undergraduate degree at Barton College, his master’s degree from Walden University, and his doctorate degree from Kensington University.

Following his military service, he worked with Glaxo Wellcome of Greenville.

After retirement, he was a mathematics professor at Pitt Community College.

He was very active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars and held the position of Quarter Master.

He was a former member of First Christian Church of Grifton, and a current member of First United Methodist Church of Washington.

Dr. Chauncey was predeceased by his wife, Nan S. Schoonover.

Surviving family are his wife, Dr. Alline B. Chauncey; two daughters: Maureen Dintino (Tom) of Lansing, North Carolina;

and Anna Margaret Jazayeri (Ray) of Wilmington, North Carolina; two stepchildren, Kelly Michelle Aaron (Josh) of Oradell, New Jersey; and Geoffrey Todd Riddick (Mary Beth) of Clayton, North Carolina; a brother, Gibb Chauncey (Becky) of Winterville; a sister, Linda Chauncey Baldree (Ike) of Bath; and eight grandchildren, Andy Carazo (Viri), 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 Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979; or to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), 102 Enterprise Drive, 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.