H. Samuel "Sam" Chester, 83, of Mechanicsburg, formerly of Lewistown, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at Bethany Village.
He was born Thursday, Feb. 19, 1931, in Lewistown, to the late John H. Chester and Margaret (McClellan) Chester. In addition to his parents, Sam was preceded in death by his brother, John H. Chester.
Sam's survivors include: his loving wife of 53 years, Ruth G.; his daughters, Margaret E. and Kathryn A.; his sister-in-law, Edna Chester, of Belleville; his cousins, Betty Sizer and Elizabeth M. McClellan; and several nieces and nephews.
Prior to his retirement, Sam was employed by the Standard Steel Corporation of Burnham for nearly 40 years.
He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving as a corporal in the Army Signaling Corps.
He was a member of Lewistown Masonic Lodge No. 203 and was a past worthy patron of Lewistown Chapter No. 283 of the Order of the Eastern Star. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lewistown and an associate member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Camp Hill.
His hobbies included antiques, gardening, reading, playing his beloved organ, singing in his churches' choirs, and his many grand dogs. Sam will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
All are welcome to join Sam's family at his gatherings of family and friends for a memorial service at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St. Lewistown. A reception will be held from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, at the church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Asbury Bethany Village Care Assurance Fund, 325 Wesley Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.
Sam's family has entrusted his care to Myers Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, 766-3421.
Sign his official guest book at www.Myers-Buhrig.com.