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Chester Anuszewski

April 2, 2022

U.S. Veteran

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The funeral will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Frank T Mazur Funeral Home Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City, with a mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary of Czestochowa Church in Eynon, PA. Entombment with military honors Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill.  Friends may call on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  To leave an online condolence visit the funeral home website.

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Chester Anuszewski, Jr. of Peckville, PA passed away early Saturday morning with his wife, Loretta, of 52 years by his side. He was 84 years old. Chester was proceeded in death by his parents, Chester Sr., and Nancy Anuszewski (Matechak) of Dickson City, PA.

Chester was a member of St. Mary of Czestochowa Church in Eynon, PA. Prior to his retirement, Chester was the Director of Rehab Workshop at Allied Services in Scranton, PA.

Chester met Loretta at their favorite pastime, Polka Dancing, and spend most of their lives cutting up dance floors all across the United States. Side by side, through thick and thin, they never left each other’s sides. He was a role model for what a marriage, parent, brother, family member, and friends should strive to be. Chester graduated from Dickson City HS in 1955 and entered the United States Army.

Anyone who knew Chester would always remember him as an extraordinary athlete. In 1950, Chester took his Little League Baseball Team to Williamsport and pitched in the Eastern US finals of the Little League World Series. Chester played baseball throughout Pennsylvania and was scouted by a majority of professional baseball organizations until an arm injury ended his illustrious baseball career. While in the US Army, Chester played for the US Army National Basketball Team and was fond of talking about the years he toured Germany/Europe playing basketball (and touring the Rathskellars/Beer Gardens) with his fellow teammates and servicemen. He was the kind of person who never bragged about his athletic accomplishment but enjoyed telling the stories to anyone who showed an interest.

Chester often talked about his life growing up in Dickson City and the time spent on his family’s farms. His fondness for his family, friends, and his childhood showed through in the way he reminisced about his past. He lived life without regret and never looked back.

Chester and Loretta had 2 children, Chester III and Chad. He will be remembered by many as a volunteer coach for baseball and basketball to both sons and countless others in youth athletics. Chester was always seen at every sporting event Chet and Chad participated in, offering unconditional support and guidance without judgment, as he did throughout every aspect of their lives. However, one of his greatest joys was spending time with and watching his grandchildren play and participate in various sports and other activities. Whether it was Chester 4th excelling in football and track, Kiana’s participation and musical prowess in her High School band, Lily’s cheerleading, and track meets, Emma’s cross county, cross-fit, and academic excellence, or Jonathan’s up and promising baseball, football and basketball career; he was there to watch, cheer and support every chance he was availed.

Most off all, Chester will be remembered as a person who gave all of himself to others, never asking for anything in return. He is an example of what a person should strive to be in their life.

The family would like to express our sincerest gratitude to Dr. Tracy Galardi, Dr. Kumar, Lana Banko (CRNP), and Allied Hospice for their outstanding care and compassion. The Anuszewsi family would also like to thank Nancy Barrasse, Esq. for her guidance and compassion.

Chester leaves behind a family that is so very proud to call him “Dad”, “Papa, Husband, and Brother.  Surviving family include his wife, Loretta (Peckville). His brother Daniel (Dickson City), of whom meant the world to him. Two sons, Chester III (Jermyn), wife Stephanie, and Chad (Peckville), wife Maria. Five grandchildren, Chester 4th, Kiana “his Kiki”, Lily, Emma, and Jonathan. He also left behind seven step-grandchildren, Miyah, Robby, Lexi, Bella, Nichole, Ian, Carson, and Cooper, and one great-grandchild, Logan.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Frank T Mazur Funeral Home Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City, with a mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary of Czestochowa Church in Eynon, PA. Entombment with military honors Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill.  Friends may call on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  To leave an online condolence visit the funeral home website.