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Chester Zmijewski

AGE: 84 • Voorhees

On August 15, 2016. Age 84. Beloved husband of Helen (nee Borkowski). Father of Michael (Jean), Christopher (Nancy), Robert (Lee), David (Beth). Loving Dzia Dzia of nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Chester was born and raised in Buffalo, NY where he received his BA, MT, MA and PhD, all from the University of Buffalo. His research interest in immunology developed during his graduate work. He went on to pursue his professional career at The Medical College of Virginia, Duke University, Ortho Pharmaceuticals, and The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. While at Duke, he was one of the pioneers in the development of tissue typing for donor-recipient matching for solid organ and bone marrow transplantation. He earned Full Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Penn. He became Professor Emeritus at Penn in 1998. Chester authored five medical textbooks and numerous scientific papers during his career. He enjoyed woodworking and was an avid model train collector. Chester served on the board of the Atlantic Division of the Train Collectors Association. Throughout his life, his interest in Christmas memorabilia nurtured his large collection of antique Santa Clauses, ornaments and luminaires.

Family and friends are invited to his Viewing Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Healey Funeral Home, 1816 Berlin Road (Route 561), Cherry Hill, NJ. There will be a viewing again Saturday morning from 10:00 - 10:45 AM at Holy Eucharist Catholic Church, 344 Kresson Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ where His Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers the family has requested contributions be made to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053 or at www.samaritannj.org.
Published in Courier-Post on Aug. 17, 2016
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