Donald M. “Chatty” Chatellier, who coached the track team at Washington College for more than three decades, died Aug. 15 from cardiovascular disease at the Resorts at Chester River Manor in Chestertown. He was 89.
Coaching “was a lifetime job for Chatty. He was admired and respected,” said Bill Tanton, former Evening Sun sports editor and columnist. “There was a small core of coaches in the athletic department; he certainly was a key member of it.”
Donald Mortimer Chatellier was born in Avon-by-the-Sea, N.J., and raised in Kearny, N.J. He was the son of John L. Chatellier, a silversmith, and Ida Mae Cornwall Chatellier, a homemaker.