chester bysarovich
Chester Joseph Bysarovich, 81, of Glen Rock, NJ, formerly of New Cumberland, WV, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2005 at his residence after battling a lingering illness. Born June 25, 1924 in New Cumberland, WV, he was the son of the late Joseph and Josephine (Gardyan) Bysarovich. Chester was also preceded in death by his infant brother, Stanley; brother, Lawrence and twin brother, Joseph; and sister, Laura Binkoski. With 38 years of service, Chester retired from Amoco Oil Company where he worked as an Executive Global Vice-President and Superintendent of Shipping. He also retired from American Maritime Transport Company where he worked as Vice-President. After his retirement, Chester started his own private consultant business. He was a member of St. Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church of Glen Rock, NJ, the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), and the American Bureau of Shipping Port Engineers of New York. Chester also served his country during World War II with the United States Merchant Marines. In 1942, Chester graduated from New Cumberland High School, and from the age of 19, he was a world traveler having visited almost every continent. Chester showed many kindnesses to his family and friends. He will always be remembered and missed by all. Chester’s survivors include his beloved wife of 51 years, Jean Kwasnik Bysarovich; a brother, Eugene Gordon Bysarovich of Indiana; sisters, Dolores Clovis and her husband Paul of Chester, WV, Sonja B. Hanlon of New Jersey; and many loving nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 02, 2005, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton where a Vigil service will be held at 7:30 PM. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10:30 AM Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 1016 Ridge Ave., New Cumberland, WV, with Fr. Douglas Sutton as celebrant. Interment will be in the New Cumberland Cemetery, New Cumberland, WV where military graveside services will be conducted by the New Cumberland VFW #3526 Honor Guard. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Uncle Chester was my Great Uncle. For my entire fifteen years of life, he has always lived close to me and has always been there for me. He has been a huge part of my life and was present when I was born. I love and miss him and I will be praying for him. Love, Alexander

  2. Chester hired me in 1974 to work for AMOCO and during the time we worked together he became a mentor and a friend. I attribute a lot of my success today directly to Chester. He was one-of-a-kind and I was proud to have worked for him and to have been his friend. He will be missed my many others as well as myself.

  3. Chester was one of the nicest men we ever met. May God Bless him. Our very best to Jean as well.

  4. Chester was one of the most well known and respected port engineers in the marine business. As a young surveyor with ABS I had heard much about Chester before finally meeting him face to face in 1982 on the “Amoco Srafarer” in dry dock at Semabawang SY Singapore. I subsequently had the distinct pleasure of presenting Chester with his ABS Ship Operations Committee plaque in Paramus NJ in 1999 when I was Eastern District Manager with ABS. Chester cast a long shadow and will be remenmbered by all his junior marine industry colleagues who had the privelige of working with Chester at some point in our careers.

  5. It was a real pleasure to know and work with Chester. He was a unique individual and I will never forget him.

  6. We’ll miss you Chester! During the 35 years we have known you as a collegue and friend, we have always enjoyed your sincerity and warm heart. Very fondly, Cesare and Eric.

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