Chester Deleskiewicz

Chester Deleskiewicz

Chester Deleskiewicz

ALTAMONT — Chester “Chet” Deleskiewicz, a family man and railroad worker, died at home Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. He was 69.

Mr. Deleskiewicz was born in Albany on April 10, 1944. He was the son of Mollie Deleskiewicz and the stepson of George Fortulakis.

He worked 33 years for Conrail before retiring in 2003.

His wife, Linda, said he was an avid National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing fan, and particularly liked #14, Tony Stewart. He watched the NASCAR races every weekend.

He loved his dogs, Humphrey and Nellie, which his family described as “his special canine companions.”

He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Deleskiewicz; his children, Lisa, Noreen, Victor, Matthew and Luke; his stepchildren Coni, Aaron, Tiffany, Randy, and Bill; his siblings Thomas Fortulakis, and his wife, Mary, Denise Margiasso, and her husband, Richard, Sandra Wright, and her husband, Gary, and Marjorie MacDougal; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

His brother, Michael Fortulakis, died before him, as did his parents.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to St. Peter’s Community Hospice, along with caregivers Laura and Pam.

A funeral service was held at the Fredendall Funeral Home, in Altamont, on Sunday, Nov 10.

— Anne Hayden

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