Chester M. Shugerts Jr., 83, of Woodland died Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Penn Highlands Clearfield.
He was born Sept. 18, 1930, in Surveyor, the son of Chester K. and Anna B. (Luzier) Shugerts.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War as a body escort.
He had worked at the Chevy Plant in Buffalo, NY, the Ben Lingle Coal Co., Piper Aircraft and retired from Avery Coal Co.
He was Methodist by faith. He was a member of the Susquehanna CB Club.
Mr. Shugarts is survived by a son, Chester M. “Chet’ Shugerts III and his wife, Sharon of Woodland and a daughter, Carol M. “Sis” Groff and her husband, Michael of Clearfield; two grandsons, C. Mark Shugerts of St. Marys and Matthew L. Shugerts, of Clearfield; a great-grandson, Xavier Shugerts; three sisters and a brother, Elva Beals and her husband, Kenneth of Las Vegas, Nev., Jane Peters of Tonawanda, NY, Ethel Leal of Baytown, Texas; and Kenneth Shugerts and his wife, Vi of Frenchville; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret J. (Lonjin) Shugerts, whom he married June 29, 1957 and whom died July 21, 2005; two brothers, Bill and Ron Shugerts; and a sister, Dorothy Aughenbaugh.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bennett & Houser Funeral Home Inc., Clearfield, with the Rev. Brenda Libreatori officiating.
Military honors will be accorded at the funeral home by the Clearfield American Legion Post No. 6 and the VFW Post No. 1785 Honor Guard. Burial will be in the Bradford Cemetery, Woodland.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the hour of the services Thursday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.