Chester Anthony Brojek, Sr., age 91, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Friday, March 8, 2013. He was born December 13, 1921 in Erie, Pa. to John and Antonina (Szymanski) Brojek. He was a Kitchen Supervisor for the Erie Veteran's Retirement Home in Erie, Pa., worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad, member of the Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, V.F.W., American Legion, served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. during WW II, and has been a resident of Avon Park, Fla. since 1983, coming from Erie, Pa. He is survived by his Wife â€" Verlie Mary Brojek of Sebring, Fla.; Son â€" Chester "Chet" A. Brojek, Jr. (Christine) of Sebring, Fla.; Daughters â€" Melinda L. Short (Deke) of Venice, Fla.; Susan M. Verbosky (Robert) of Cortland, Ohio; Sister â€" Rita Rapp of Erie, Pa.; two Grandchildren; and two Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Son â€" John Alexander Brojek. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home with Father Nick McLoughlin officiating. Family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Bougainvillea Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Hospice, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33870. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, Florida, www.stephensonnelsonfh.com
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Mar. 10, 2013