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Louis CHIOSI, Jr.

October 28, 1955 — November 20, 2022

Wellsville, NY


Louis CHIOSI, Jr., 67, of Wellsville, NY, died Sunday, November 20, 2022 in his home. 


Born October 28, 1955, in Clifton, NJ, he was the son of Louis and Carmen Lydia Fernandez Chiosi.  He attended St. Louis School in Clarksville, MD through 8th grade, then on to Atholton High School in Howard County, MD.  After graduation, he was in the US Air Force.  While in the Air Force, he was stationed in Germany.  Louis enjoyed the German culture and his time there.  He was self-employed through the years.  Lou was a classical flamingo guitarist.  He found great joy in raising Macaws.  In the early 1990’s, he learned the truth about Jehovah God as the creator of the earth.  With his strong Bible based hope, he focused on the full-time ministry to share the good news of God’s Kingdom with people.  Eventually he served at the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society as a volunteer, there he worked in the welding shop.  One day after he orderd 100,000 pounds of steel, they affectionately started calling him "The Man of Steel".  He loved the hard work and fellow comradery there and had great joy with his friends.  It was at this time he met his lifetime companion Margaret Meyer.  They married on May 29, 1993.  Over the years, they shared many joys and adventures in the land of the midnight sun, Fairbanks, Alaska.  Eventually, they welcomed a precious daughter, Olivia, into their lives.  She brought laughter, love, and congeniality.  A short time later, they were blessed with a handsome little boy, Austin Louis.  Austin was an exciting and nice edition to round out their family.  In 2019, the Chiosis packed up their most meaningful possession and headed to New York where they settled in Wellsville.  In Wellsville, Lou found a charming community full of pleasant people and dear friends.  He loved the local congregation.  On July 1, 2021, Lou once again entered the ranks of a full-time minister.  He was able to reach out to many at that time.  Also, this new responsibility brought him great blessings.  He now was part of what he affectionately called the “gang” a congenial happy group of fellow volunteers.  This was an exciting, new chapter in Lou’s life.  This brought great happiness and satisfaction despite extreme health issues.  Lou never wasted time on complaining, rather he focused his energy on caring for his family and helping others in the volunteer work.  He was blessed with great joy as a result. 


Surviving, in addition to his wife, are:  two children, Austin Chiosi and Olivia Chiosi;  four siblings, Joseph Chiosi, Christine Chiosi, Kenny Chiosi, and Michael Chiosi;  nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents. 


A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM, Saturday, November 26, 2022 in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Hinsdale, NY.  Jack Cairns will preside.  If you wish, you may make a donation to the Worldwide Work at  


Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Cremation, Crowell Chapel, 296 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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