Chester R. Rathbun Sr. 10/03/2017

Chester R. Rathbun Sr.
Chester R. Rathbun, Sr., 70, of, Star Lake, died on October 3, 2017, at his home. The funeral service will be, Friday, October 6, 2017, 2:30 PM at the funeral home, Pastor Ben Levendusky, officiating, burial will follow in Hermon Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to a gathering at the Russell Town Hall after the service at the cemetery. He is survived by sons, Chester R. Rathbun, Jr. of Watertown, Chester R. and his wife Elizabeth Rathbun Jr. of Canton, Christopher and his wife Jennifer Rathbun of Watertown, Justin Rathbun of Watertown, daughters, Elizabeth M. Rathbun and fiancé James Farnsworth, Laura Gallo and boyfriend Paul Pinto Jr. of Springfield, Vermont, a brother, Thomas and his wife Sharon Rathbun of North Lawrence, sisters, Arlene Fifield of Gouverneur, Helen Macy of Plattsburgh, 11 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased, by siblings, Benjamin Rathbun, Raymond Rathbun, Charles Rathbun, Robert Rathbun, Edward Rathbun, Nora Mae Rathbun, Alice Cross, and Linda Gonyea. Chester was born on May 10, 1947 in Plattsburgh, New York, the son of the late Norman E. and Elizabeth M. LaFountain Rathbun. Marriages to Diane Russell and Cindy Guyette ended in divorce. He was a laborer for Fisher Price in Keyesville, New York. He loved being with his grandchildren, scrapping metal, fishing, and hunting. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

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  1. Chet u were an amazing friend always there when we needed u we could call u any time day or night and u were there gunna be lost without you thank you for being our friend u were like Kevin’s 2nd father sure gunna miss u fly high our angel God is lucky to get u

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