Chester Ray Hazelton
December 14, 1931 ‒ May 29, 2015
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 www.snyderfuneralhomes.com