More detail on this person: Chauncey Albert DuMond, Jr., known by most as "Chance", passed away peacefully at the age of 77 on August 31, 2019 at his home in Tucson, Arizona. He left this earth surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and close friends. He was born June 23, 1942 in Starlight, Pennsylvania to Chauncey and Wilma (Transue) DuMond and is survived by his sons Paul and John (Kristin) DuMond, granddaughters Megan and Juliet DuMond, and Chip (Nicole) Alger, who was just like a son to Chance. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christa (Wallisch-Prinz) DuMond, his former wife and mother of his children, Leora (Kean) DuMond, his parents, his brother Lawrence "Ike", and sisters Barbara, Agnes, Jane and Rose. Chance knew the meaning of hard work, growing up on a dairy farm in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As a young man he studied at Keystone College and Penn State to become a veterinarian but had to leave college when his father died. He joined the Army in 1963 and became an officer and helicopter pilot and served over ten years, including two tours in Vietnam and one in Korea. When he left active duty in 1973, he used his army training and continued to fly in Iran, Alaska and Colorado, all the while serving his country through the Army Reserves and National Guard until he was called back to active duty and served over ten more years, retiring in 2000. Chance never forgot his dream of finishing college and later in life earned a bachelor's degree in aviation management. A life-long outdoorsman he reveled in hunting and fishing and when he wasn't taking his family to do that, they'd hit the ski slopes of Colorado. In his retirement years he took up competitive shotgun sports including skeet, 5-stand and sporting clays and at his peak won many awards. Chance was recognized for his generosity and willingness to help those in need. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, raised funds to support those suffering from alcoholism, donated generously to his local church, and routinely came to the aid of his family, friends, and neighbors. His passion to help wounded warriors led him to guide big game hunts and provide counseling to help soldiers heal from both physical and emotional wounds. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to Chance's favorite organizations: The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (www.rmef.org) or The Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org). A memorial service will be held on Sunday October 27, 2019 at 2PM at the Northern Wayne Fire Company located at 1663 Hwy 370 (Crosstown Hwy), Lakewood PA.
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