Chester E. Carter, 94, a longtime resident of Western New York, relocated to Cary, NC in 2002 and resided at Waltonwood Independent Living passed away August 13, 2015.
He was born March 22, 1921 in Buffalo, NY to Stanley and Viola Kaczmarczyk. He married Jane Barbara Trojanczyk.
Chester's legacy is his family. Surviving are his wife, Jane of 72 years; eight children, Connie of San Diego, CA, Paul (Cris) of Lexington, MA, Robert (Kate) of Placerville, CA, James (Karen) of Huntersville, NC, Charles (Cathy) of Cary, NC, Timothy (Cindy) of Lexington, MA, Thomas (Carol) of Suwanee, GA, Michael (Colleen) of Cary, NC; 18 grandchildren, Kevin (Sarah), Michael, Kate, Carissa (Ty), Stephanie (Jason), Greg, Becky (Jorden), Laura, Andy (Lauren), Dana (Lee), Kayla (Steven), Matthew, Lauren, Caroline, Irina, Kelsey, Lindsay, and Grace; seven great grandchildren, Desmond, Dante, Oliver, Arlo, Acelyn, Camden, and Allister.
Chester and Jane provided a warm and loving environment to raise this wonderful, successful family. This family legacy will bring back many happy memories and encounters enriching his family's lives while celebrating his life.
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Chester was a veteran of WWII, he served as a rifleman in the European Theater of Operations and participated in the Battle of Central Europe.
Chester owned and operated Carter Machine and Tool Co., located in Tonawanda, NY. He was past president and a lifetime member in the Machine Shops Association of WNY. He was a member of the American Legion, honorary member with the Knights of Columbus 3rd degree in council #3076, Kenmore, NY, and a 4th degree member in the Knights of Columbus in council #184 in Buffalo, NY. He founded Boy Scout Troop 504 in Kenmore and served as a scoutmaster for numerous years. He enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing, and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A memorial mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 20, 2015 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Cary.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through www.brownwynnecary.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Team Carter, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.