Chester E. Zahorsky
Chester E. Zahorsky, 90, of Taylor, died Monday at the Jewish Home. His wife is the former Alice E. Sostowski, and together they were married for 65 years. Born in Taylor, he was the son of the late George and Mary Kopack Zahorsky. He is a graduate of Taylor High School, and also a 1950 graduate of the University of Scranton with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. Chester served our country during WWII, serving with the Army in the European theater of operations. Chester participated in three campaigns, namely the Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was retired from Tobyhanna Army Depot, where he held the title of management analyst and was employed there for 30 years. Chester was a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Polish National Catholic Cathedral in South Scranton, the American Legion Post 0585 in Duryea and also a life member of the DAV in Dickson City. In addition to his wife, surviving are two sons, Ronald and David and wife, Mary K. Zahorsky; three grandchildren, Benjamin, Madison and John Zahorsky. He was also preceded in death by son, Robert; a brother, Daniel; and a sister, Helen Kinel. The Zahorsky family would like to express its deepest gratitude to Dr. Ken Sebastianelli and the staff of the Jewish Home for their care and concern. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral, which will be held Thursday at 9:15 a.m. from the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St., Taylor, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 in St. Stanislaus Polish National Catholic Cathedral, 529 E. Locust St., Scranton. Entombment with military honors will follow in the parish cemetery. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Prayer services will be at 6. If so desired, the family is asking that memorial contributions be made to the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, activities fund, 401 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18510. Visit the funeral home website to share memories or extend condolences.
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