Chester "Chic" Robert Dworaczyk, 85, of Mentor, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, with his loving family at his side.
He was born Jan. 3, 1927, in Falls City, Texas.
Chester served in the U.S. Navy
during World War II
, and U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict
Chester was a printing pressman for Superior Printing Company and Avery Dennison Incorporated, formerly Fasson.
Chic was the proud owner and chef of Minnillo's Deli and Restaurant in Lake County, which he started in 1970. Chic enjoyed working with his hands, creating delicious meals, carpentry, gardening and spending time with his family.
Chester had a special affinity and love for nature and all its creatures. He was devoted to his Catholic faith. Chester was a parishioner of St. Gabriel Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Eileen; daughters, Sandra (James) Wilkes of Rutland, Vt., and Sharon (Chester) Brearey of Salem, N.Y.; granddaughters, Meredith (Donald) Malbasa-Galloway of Mentor and Caroline (Philip Klein) Wilkes of Fairlawn; and sister, Rose Vontur of Sumerlin, Nev.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester and Johanna Dworaczyk; and nine brothers and sisters.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 9925 Johnnycake Ridge Road, Concord Township, where family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until time of the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may made to the Chester Dworaczyk Scholarship Fund, at Mount St. Joseph Academy, 127 Convent Ave., Rutland, VT 05701.
Online obituary at www.brunners.com.