Hilda Boswell Chasnoff

August 21, 2019

Hilda Boswell Chasnoff, 73, of Charlotte, passed away on Wednesday August 21, 2019.  She was born on November 29, 1945, daughter of the late Clarence Boswell and Iva Boswell of Whiteville, NC.  In addition to her parents, Hilda was preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Boswell.

Hilda graduated from Appalachian State University and received her Masters in Literacy from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She taught elementary school for forty years, mostly in Charlotte Mecklenburg where she was awarded the honor of Teacher of the Year at Huntingtown Farms Elementary. She continued her career at Indian Land Elementary where she retired in 2014 to be a full time “GaGa” to her grandson Josh.  Hilda was absolutely the most giving, selfless, talented, creative, fun, and loving mother, grandparent, wife, mother-in-law, teacher, and friend any of us could have asked for.

Hilda is survived by her husband, Stuart Chasnoff; daughter, Katie Cohn and her husband, Dave; grandson, Josh Cohn; step-granddaughter, Madison Cohn; and two stepsons, Eric Chasnoff and Andrew Chasnoff.

A service celebrating her life will be held on Friday, August 30, 2019, at 11:00 am at Sharon Baptist Church, 6411 Sharon Rd., Charlotte, NC 28210. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

Memorials may be sent to Atrium Health Foundation: Carolinas Liver and Pancreatic Care Advancement Fund, 208 East Blvd. Charlotte, 28203.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.



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  • Jessie Lee McLam

    Hilda & I are related - our fathers were first cousins. My brother Howard, Barbara, Hilda and I grew up in the New Hope community south of Whiteville, went to the same school, rode the same bus & often rode together to the WHS football games.. I am saddened to learn of her death. May she Rest In Peace.

  • Kathryn Thompson Clark

    Very fond memories from Whiteville Schools and class of 1964. So glad she enjoyed being a grandma. Prayers go out to her family. I know she will be missed.

  • Linda (Ammons) Lee Shaw

    Graduating class members of 1964. Always a friendly and enjoyable person to be around.

  • Sam & Vicky Burg

    Our sincere condolences. May her memory be for a blessing

  • Norman and Sue Burg

    We are so saddened to learn of Hilda’s passing.
    Our sincere sympathy and condolences to you and your Family. With love ...Sue & Norm

  • Kathy Todd Hardison

    My sister Stella and Hilda were best friends. I being much younger ? tagged along with them wherever they went. Hilda was always very sweet and kind to me. We later found each other on FB and In Charlotte. God’s Love will see you through this shock and grief ❤️

  • Pearl Freedman

    I am so sorry to learn of Hilda’s death. We grew up together, were neighbors, church friends and school friends. Her sister Barbara and I graduated high school the same year. It hasn’t been long since she and I were communicating on Facebook. I had no idea she was sick. Please accept my sincere sympathy and know how saddened this makes me.

  • Herschel Watts

    Hilda and I grew up together. Her family lived less than a half mile away in the New Hope community of Columbus County NC. I always think of her as I pass her family home. She was always so bright and cheerful and pleasant to be with. Her piano skills were truly outstanding as Mrs. Ulrich, our piano teacher, always gave her the top award. One day after piano lessons in New Hope Elementary School, for some reason she asked me if I would roll her down the hallway in one of the trash barrels which I did and it ended up crashing over.......just kids being kids. We then walked home from school which was about 3 miles. Rest in peace now, dear sweet Hilda. You were truly a blessing to all from God and I hope one day in heaven you and I can rekindle our friendship.

  • Jennifer and James McDougall

    We are so, so sorry for your loss. Sending love, prayers and sincere condolences to the entire family. Hilda was so caring and loving and she will be forever missed.