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Chester A. Yastrzemski
November 8, 1925 ~ November 12, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old
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Chester A. Yastrzemski Born in Water Mill on November 8, 1925, Chet died on November 12, 2023 of natural causes at the Southampton Rehabilitation Center. Chet was raised by a farm family and went to Hayground Elementary and Southampton High Schools. He enjoyed sports, hunting and fishing during his youth. During World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He trained in the Army to be a military policeman and was later sent to serve in the European Campaign. His military duty included serving in Belgium and Germany and he was involved in the Battle of the Bulge. For his service, he was awarded the Bronze Star. After the war, Chet worked on farms and then, using his military MP training, he joined the Southampton Village Police Department, serving for more than 34 years. Chet attended the New York State and FBI police academies and later was promoted to Lieutenant and was Acting Chief of Police. After retiring from the police department, Chet enjoyed wintering in Hawaii and California and the summer in Southampton riding his bicycle, taking photos and hanging out at Coopers Beach. His great passion was attending veterans services, especially his 69th Infantry Division reunions. Chet was predeceased by his first wife Veronica. His surviving family includes his children, Chet (Kim), Robert, Michael and Elizabeth; grandchildren Adam and Craig (Sandy) Yastrzemski; and great grandchildren Emma, Addison, Aleksander, Sofia, and Salwynn Yastrzemski. He was also predeceased by his second wife Barbara, and survived by her daughter and son and their children, Makayla, Miles, Cole and Laine
Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 16, from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at O'Connell-Rothwell Funeral Home, located at 30 Little Plains Road, Southampton, NY. A Prayer Service will take place on Friday, November 17 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Sacred Hearts Cemetery, Southampton NY.