Sidney Thomas Chester, 88, of Deland, FL, and Pompey Hill, NY passed away peacefully at his Florida home on January 17, 2019 after a long illness. Sid was predeceased by his parents William (Sid) and Mildred (Thomas) Chester, as well as his former wife, Eleanor (Luder) Chester.
Sid was a proud veteran of the U. S. Navy. He retired from the New York Telephone Company (now Verizon), working his way up from Splicer to District Manager. He graduated from City College of NY with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, earning his degree at night while working full time and raising a family. Sid was also Past President of the Massapequa, NY Kiwanis. Sid was an avid golfer, an accomplished painter and woodworker, creating many memorable pieces for family and friends.
Sid is survived by his wife of 32 years, Lucille Chester. Children – Steven (Deb) Chester, Lyn (Randy) Abbott, Thomas (Margaret) Chester, Stepchildren – Patricia Orr, Mark (Joe Nappi) Orr, Kevin (Laura) Orr, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and many wonderful friends.
A celebration of Sid’s life will be held in the Whisperwood Community Clubhouse on February 2nd, 2019 at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to a charity of one’s choice.