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CHESTER, Allen "Chet"
CHESTER - Allen "Chet"
Age 85 of the City of Tonawanda, unexpectedly June 15, 2017 at his residence. He was the son of the late Allen N. and Ruth (nee Rose) Chester. Chet is survived by many loyal life long friends. Chet's lifelong love and passion was baseball. He played 7 years of professional baseball as a Minor League pitcher after high school, another 4 years in the local Classic League and an incredible 45 year coaching career in Western New York. He is a member of the Western New York Baseball Hall of Fame. He never forfeited a game, almost always had winning seasons and won championships in every league he coached. He has had a positive influence on young kids, teenagers and adults for generations., His second love was animals. He has always owned cats, loved dogs and could often be found feeding the geese. Chet was a 1949 graduate of Tonawanda High School. All are welcome to attend a Celebration of Chet's Life on Friday July 7th from 5-9 PM at the Eldredge Bicycle Club, 17 Broad Street in Tonawanda. Memorial contributions in memory of Chet may be made to the Erie County SPCA, 300 Harlem Rd., West Seneca, NY 14224. Arrangements by JOHN O. ROTH FUNERAL HOME, INC., Tonawanda.
John O. Roth Funeral Home, Inc.