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Charles A. Kester

August 19, 1970 ~ April 26, 2022 (age 51)


Charles A. Kester

Charles A. “Chuck” Kester, 51, of Dover, PA entered into rest at 2:39 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at WellSpan York Hospital. He was the loving husband of Judy L. (Peoples) Kester. The couple celebrated 25 years of marriage on May 25, 2021.

Born August 19, 1970, in Clearfield, PA, Chuck was a son of Terry C. and Barbara J. (Fiasco) Kester of Curwensville, PA.

Chuck graduated from Curwensville Area High School in 1988 and earned an Associate’s degree in Architectural Computer Aided Drafting and Design from Triangle Tech in DuBois, PA.

Chuck worked as a CADD drafter and photographer for Lazo Landscaping, Inc. in Maryland. He was previously employed by Hess & Fisher Engineers, American Engineers Group, LLC, formerly GTS Technologies, Inc., Navarro & Wright Consulting Engineers, Inc., The Home Depot in York, and WellSpan York Hospital.

Chuck was very artistic and creative, had a thirst for knowledge, and had many interests and hobbies, but his main passions were music and photography. Chuck was a talented singer and musician who played bass guitar and added vocals for the country band Lincoln Highway based in York, PA. Chuck was an extremely gifted photographer; those who know his work are awestruck at how he was able to capture the moment and create a beautiful memory and emotion.

Chuck was a very warm, considerate, fun-loving person with a great sense of humor. He had a tender and generous heart with a love for animals and people alike which was apparent in the way he cared for them. He will be profoundly missed.

In addition to his wife and parents, Chuck is survived by his brother, Bryan L. Kester and wife, Kendi of Springville, NY; niece, Gabrielle; nephew, Ryan; great nephew, Milo; and his beloved cats, Josie, Leena, and Fergus.

Following cremation, a Celebration of Life for Chuck is scheduled for Saturday May 21, 2022, between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. for family and friends at the Glen Richey Fire Hall, 86 T-551 Glen Richey, PA 16837. Burial will be private in Thompson Cemetery in Glen Richey, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Orphans of the Storm, 412 Hill Street, Curwensville, PA 16833; or to Heavenly Paws Animal Shelter by visiting; or to West Shore Wildlife Center, Inc. by visiting

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Celebration of Life
May 21, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Glen Richey Fire Hall
86 T-554
Glen Richey, PA 16837


Orphans of the Storm
412 Hill Street, Curwensville PA 16833

Heavenly Paws Animal Shelter

West Shore Wildlife Center, Inc.

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