AGE: 93 • Carteret
Chester Romanowski born on March 1, 1921 to Kazmiera (Makwinski) and Waclaw Romanowski, died on August 20, 2014 at Genesis Center at Westfield. He is predeceased by his parents, brothers, Adam and Edmund and his sister, Genevieve Kotlinski.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Jean ( Nee Viater); his sons, Curtis and his wife, Lori of Wayside and Chris and his wife, Beth of Freehold; and his two cherished granddaughters, Stephanie and Sara; his sister, Loretta Pusillo of Long Valley and many nieces, nephews and godchildren.
A lifelong resident of Carteret, graduate of Carteret High School Class of 1938, where he excelled in baseball. Chester graduated from Rutgers University Class of 1959, College of Engineering; later he went on to receive his P.E.
He proudly served our Country during World War II
from 1942 to 1945 as Combat Engineer, Seabees U.S. Navy
. In the South Pacific, he participated in the battle for Guadalcanal and Philippines and Russell Islands campaigns and various other Islands.
He was employed with Foster Wheeler Corp. Livingston as an engineer for over 45 years. He had many interests-enjoyed ice-skating and as a youth he competed in the Silver Skates in NYC. He played semi-pro and minor league farm system baseball with several teams, also enjoyed photography, boating, golfing and travel.
Chester was also an inventor with several U.S. Patents. A lifetime communicant of Holy Family Church, he belonged to the Divine Mercy Seniors. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
Star Landing Post 2314 Carteret, 35th C B Associates, Foster Wheeler 25 year Club and a life member of Rutgers Alumni Association.
The Funeral will be on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 9:30 AM at Synowiecki Funeral Home, 56 Carteret Avenue in Carteret. Mass will be at 10 AM at Divine Mercy Parish-Holy Family RC Church in Carteret, followed by Interment at St. James Cemetery in Woodbridge. Visiting hours will be on Friday, from 4 PM to 8 PM. VFW Ritual Friday at 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions in Chester's memory be made to Divine Mercy Parish, Carteret.