Wonderful life and such a sweet man!!
Caroline Chester, Orland Maine
What an amazing Chester, this guy was! Not sure we ever met, but I sure wish we had!! He will be missed and remembered by all who knew and loved him.
Peace be with you.
Elizabeth Chester McCarley O’Shea
(Sue McCarley’s Daughter)
I send you all greetings and condolences. I am Sam Chester Sr’s grand daughter from Chattanooga, TN. I hope you all find solace in God’s comfort
My heart goes out to you
I worked in the pain program at Salem Rehab. with John, more often than not called Dr. Chester by all of the staff members. He was highly respected by all of the pain team members. Many took an interest in Feldenkrais as a pain intervention method because of him. All of the team sought his insights and counsel when dealing with patients who were struggling to get better. Besides being the medical leader of the team, he also was the spiritual leader of the group.
John was very caring and knowledgeable about pain management strategies. He was a model for the way physicians and therapists should care for patients with chronic pain. When he retired from Salem Rehab. he was sorely missed, but his ideas and spirit carried on with that team. He was an inspiration to that group, and I am thankful for having the opportunity to work with him.
My condolences to the family.
John Tracy, former Rehab. program manager at Salem Hospital
I worked at Salem Hospital Rehab with Dr. Chester, he always had a big smile and sincere hello...
He was a dear man and a true gentleman...he sure loved his Miss Hilda and driving her car..
He made the world a better place .
Our mother, Julia Chester Chandler, has such important happy memories of time spent with her Chester cousins, and remembers cousin John B Chester as a “remarkable man” in every way. Although we never got to meet him, we heard enough stories about him to agree with that descriptor, especially remembering that he and Hilda (and daughter Julia) came all the way to New Mexico to spend a week with our mom and dad in Ruidoso. His was a life well lived.
Sending love and prayers to Hilda, Michael, Julia, and John.
Julia, Cynthia, Rob, and Laura’s
I found a copy of my birth certificate. I was born in 1958 at Tripler Army hospital. 1st Lt. John B. Chester Jr. signed my birth certificate. I have lived in middle TN since 1963. I am thankful for Dr Chester's service to our country and his profession.
Julia, we were so saddened to hear about your father's passing. He is a brilliant example of a life well-lived. One spent in decades of service to others, both to his patients and his country. We know your dad will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. As fellow islanders, we feel a shared bond with your family through your Hawai'i connections and we grieve with all of you at this time. <!--[if gte mso 9]>
Good memories of John's teaching at the Feldenkrais trainings in the 90's. What kind and generous people, Hilda and John! Now close to our retirement, we just let go of the functionalized skeleton that John guided us to construct, passing it on to another new Feldenkrais trainee. It was so much fun! The legacy lives on...
Warm regards to family and we know he'll be missed...