Chester L. "Chet" Bukowski, age 91, of Erie, passed away Monday, July 15th, 2013, at St. Vincent Health Center. He was born November 3, 1921, in Erie, the son of the late Raymond and Helen Falkowski Bukowski.
Chester served with the U.S. Army during World War II
. He first worked for the City of Erie as the Assessor and then when the City and County merged the assessment offices he became the Director of the Assessment Bureau for the County of Erie retiring in 1981 after 34 years of service. He was a Real Estate Broker, served on the Board of Directors at the former St. John Kanty Prep and served as President of the State Assessors Association. He was a member of St. Luke Church, American Legion post, Siebenbuerger Club and was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and an avid golfer.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his four brothers, Ray, Ed, Leo and Dick Bukowski.
Survivors include his wife of seventy years, Virginia (Lasky) Bukowski of Erie; two daughters, Nancy Werner and Karen Bukowski both of Erie; two grandchildren, Kathleen McLeod husband, Michael and Scott Werner; two great grandchildren, Reiley and Mackenzie McLeod. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Friends may call at the Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, LLP, Pine Avenue, 845 East 38th Street, Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and may attend services there on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Luke Church at 10 a.m. Entombment in Mary Queen of Peace Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Luke Church 421 East 38th St., Erie, PA 16504 or Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation 130 West 8th Street Erie, PA 16501.
Published in the Erie Times-News on July 17, 2013