In Memoriam




Philip C. Cheney, 67, passed away Monday, March 3, 2009, at home, in Fair Haven. Born in Hanover, N.H., he resided in Fair Haven for 37 years and Naples, Fla. during the winter. He was employed with the Port Authority, New York and New Jersey, retiring in 2000 after 34 years of service.  He was the treasurer of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (P.A.R.A.) Retiree Association and treasurer of the Board of Directors for Xcel Federal Credit Union, Secaucus. Philip was a deacon and elder of Rumson Presbyterian Church in Rumson and a member of Moorings Presbyterian Church in Florida. He served as cub master troop #127 in Fair Haven and Boyscout Troop #67 at Tower Hill Presbyterian Church.

He was predeceased by his parents, Ronald and Constance Ladd Cheney; and his step-mother, Verna Goodrich. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carol Hill Cheney; two sons, Kevin and his wife Elizabeth Cheney of Midlothian, Va., and Philip and Madonna Cheney Jr. of Petersburg, Va.; a daughter, Kristin Cheney of Red Bank; a brother, Roger and his wife Pauline Cheney of Vermont; two grandchildren, Claire Marie and Katherine Elizabeth Cheney of Midlothian, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2009 at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave., Red Bank. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Rumson Presbyterian Church, Rumson. Interment is private. Memorial donations can be made to Shriner's Children's Hospital, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA, or Rumson Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, Rumson, NJ 07760. Letters of condolence can be e-mailed to the funeral home's website

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In Memoriam

From:      Carol Cheney
Sent:       3/3/2009 1:42:19 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subject:  Arrangements for Phil Cheney's funeral

Kristin and I have been  busy today making plans for Phil's funeral at John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank, NJ  07701.  Phone: 732-474-0332.   We will have the viewing / wake on Friday, March 6th from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm and 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  The funeral will be Saturday, March 7th at 11:00am at the First Presbyterian Church of Rumson, East River Road, Rumson, NJ.  I hope the links below will help you in your travel plans.  Please be in touch if you need any additional info.

Carol and Kristin

Directions to John E. Day Funeral Home

Directions to the First Presbyterian Church of Rumson

I know we have several relatives and friends traveling a distance so Kristin has added links for lodging.

Hotels in the immediate area:



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