Chester F. Mills (1920 - 2015)

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Chester F. Mills, 95, 1028 Theresia St., St. Marys, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Penn Highlands Elk after a lengthy illness.
He was born March 12, 1920, in St. Marys, son of the late John J. and Lucy Lauterbach Mills.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. He retired from the Speer Carbon Co. in 1984 after 48 years of service.
On Aug. 28, 1943, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Mary Helen Crawford. She survives.
He is also survived by a daughter, Amy Mills Maycock and her husband, Jay, of Jamestown, N.Y.; two sons, James L. Mills of Crainesville and Rodney J. Mills and his wife, Barb, of St. Marys; six grandchildren: Matthew Mills, Lori Mills Dippold, Christine Weston, Adam Mills, Jordon Mills, Heather Mills; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Jane O'Leary, and a brother, Richard Mills. He was the last member of his immediate family.
Mr. Mills was a member of the Sacred Heart Church.
He was a veteran of the Army, serving during World War II, and was an avid shooter, having belonged to the Ridgway Rifle Club for over 60 years.
Visitation will be held from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Monday, March 16, 2015, at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home in St. Marys. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at the Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Eric Voght, OSB pastor, as celebrant. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail. Burial will follow in the St. Marys Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center St., St. Marys, PA 15857 or to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857.
Online condolences may be offered at
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Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home
169 Center Street
St. Marys, PA 15857
(814) 781-1410
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Published in The Courier Express from Mar. 15 to Mar. 16, 2015
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