Chester Ray Hazelton

December 14, 1931 ‒ May 29, 2015

Delaware, Ohio

Chester Ray Hazelton, 83, of Delaware and also Cardington, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2015 at his daughter’s home (Martha Masteller) in Marion, following a brief illness.

Chester was born on December 14, 1931 in Delaware to the late Chester Farrell Hazelton and Cecil Pauline (Brockelsby) Hazelton.  He lived in Delaware until 2004, then in Cardington with his wife Jeri.   He was a 1951 Graduate of Willis High School.  Chester had been employed with General Telephone, the Delaware Fire Department and then P.P.G. in Delaware, retiring in 1994.  Chester had been Treasurer of the Knights of Pithias, Delaware Democratic Party and the Local #1588 U.A.W.

He is survived by his loving wife- Jeri Burgess (Corwin) Hazelton, whom he married on May 8, 2004;  children- Mary Susan (Harry) Metzger of Delaware, Martha (Greg) Masteller of Marion and Chester (Becky) Hazelton of Delaware; stepchildren- Jane (Chuck) Wertz of Croton, Jill (Barry) Daniels of Marengo, Jessica (Daniel) Saft of Cardington, Christopher (Crystal) Burgess of Delaware and Brian Burgess of Delaware;  21 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents that have preceded him in death was his 1st wife- Mary Ann (Wright) Hazelton in 1996.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 from 4-7 p.m. in the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 West William Street, Delaware where funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., with his son-in-law, Pastor Greg Masteller of Grace Harvest in Marion, officiating.

Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware.

Memorial contributions can be made to O.S.U. Intensive Care Unit or to Ohio Health Marion General Hospice.

Condolences may be expressed at

  • Mary Sue and Harry,

    My heart and sorrow go out to you at the loss of your father. We talked about the end and how you are never really ready when it comes. The suffering is over and your Mom and Dad are together again. Hold tight to your memories and smile when you remember their lives! Hugs and prayers for you and you family.

  • Love all of you 3. Dad went home to be with your Mother she was waiting for him.

  • I am so saddened by Chet’s passing. Please know that he was loved by many and admired by all that knew him.

  • Chester, Martha and Susie,

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I know people say time heals every wound, I personally don’t think it does but, It will make you smile first from memories before you drop your tears. Please know that you are in my prayers.

    Love ya, Lisa Evans (Clark)

  • Family and Friends I have you in my thoughts and prayers. Be comforted by the thoughts and prayers of many.

  • Iam so sorry to hear about the death in your family.I have many memories of Chester Ray.He knew alot about the history of the family and where they were buried in Delaware.At least now he’s not in pain,praise the Lord.O death where is thy sting O grave where is thy Victory.

  • Martha & family.
    So sorry to hear of Chet’s passing. It is never easy losing our parents and we miss them always. I remember so many weekends at your house or at Hempy’s as kids when our parents got together for ‘lodge”. Always so much fun. Know you are all in my thoughts during this difficult time.