Obituary Notice: Chester E. Wingert Jr.

Chester E. Wingert Jr., 96, of DuBois died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at the DuBois Nursing Home.  Born May 13, 1921, he is the son of the late Chester and Alverta (Aurand) Wingert Sr.

He was a graduate of the DuBois High School and the Pennsylvania State University.  During World War II, he served as a sergeant at AGF Second Army headquarters in Memphis, Tenn.

He later went on to work as a corporate accountant for Pennzoil in Oil City and then for Brockway Glass.

On Feb. 5, 1945, he married his wife of 65 years, Catherine (Hill) Wingert. She preceded him in death Oct. 23, 2012.

He was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church in DuBois, where he taught adult Sunday school and chaired the finance committee for many years.

He also was a mason and past master of Oil City Lodge No. 363 and Garfield Lodge No. 559, DuBois. He was a 32nd degree mason with the Valley of New Castle.

He also belonged to the Altoona Shrine, George D. Montgomery American Legion Post 17 and the Reynoldsville Elks. He was an avid Penn State football fan and long-time season ticket holder.

He attended many of the Nittany Lions’ bowl games. He also enjoyed swimming at the DuBois YMCA.

He is survived by two children, William Wingert and his wife, Patricia of Philadelphia and Carol Seldomridge and her husband, Daryl of Danville; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Walburn, Megan Ruehr, Melissa Lehr and Michael Seldomridge; and five great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Marian Walburn and sister, Frances Wingert.

Friends will be received from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Thursday at the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium Inc.

A masonic service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday by the members of Garfield Lodge No. 559.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lance Tucker officiating.

Full military honors will be accorded by the DuBois Area Honor Guard from the church. Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery.

Memorials contributions may be placed with the First United Methodist Church, 100 W. Long Ave., DuBois, PA 15801 and or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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