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Chester B. Kolota

May 22, 2019

Chester B. Kolota, 94, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.  He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph & Anna Kolota; 2 sisters, Gertrude and Cecilia Kolota; and 2 brothers, Alfred and Edward Kolota.  He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Katherine; a son, Chester C. Kolota; a daughter and son-in-law, Ann Marie & Paul Ripic; 3 grandchildren, Nathaniel & Joshua Ripic, and Anna Kolota; a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph & Steffie Kolota; and several nieces and nephews.  He was a member of the Church of the Holy Trinity.  Chester was a U.S. Navy veteran of WW II and served on the USS Yosemite.  He worked at the Endicott Johnson Shoe Company and was a retired employee of Binghamton University.  He enjoyed bowling, gardening with his brother, Joe, and taking care of his grandchildren. He was a gentle, loving, amazing man who always put his family first. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at the Bednarsky Funeral Home, Inc., 96 Glenwood Ave., Binghamton, and at 10:00 AM at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 346 Prospect St., Binghamton, where a Funeral Mass will be offered.  Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, May 27, 2019 from 2:00-5:00 PM.  Memorial donations may be made to the St. Stan's Cemetery Fund, Mercy House or to St. Jude Children's Hospital.  


Donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Mercy House
212 N. McKinley Ave., Endicott NY 13760
Tel: 1-607-321-1857

St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery
c/o 52 Jay St., Johnson City NY 13790

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