In Memory

Howard Chessler

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09/08/19 04:24 PM #1    

Ronald Maltz

I remember the last time I spoke with Howard, I believe it was at the last reunion. Who knew it would be the last time. He was telling me how his father grew up in the area and that he lost his father (Howard's grandfather) quite young.  And now this. What a shame. Very nice guy too. If anyone knows the family, please send them my sincere regrets.   Ron

09/09/19 11:51 AM #2    

Betsy Kramer (Marcus)

I met Howard in Biology class with Ms. Charles.  We formed a friendship that continued throught the years and while we did not see each other often after graduation, when we caught up, it was like we had just spoken the day before.  Howard ran Cross Country, indoor and outdoor track at PHS.    As a result of him running indoor track, I managed the team our Junior and Senior years. His life long love of physical activy stayed with him and later, after he stopped running, he became an avid cycler. 

An example of Howard's fine character was presented to me in Biology class. Mrs Charles had assigned a very involved research paper regarding the animal kingdom where we had to use her system of note taking, index cards etc etc. We got to choose our animal. Howard chose monotremes ( egg laying mammels) because he got the sign up paper before I did.  I was left with some creature I was not interested in all. Howard, being Howard, switched with me so I could research the   duck billed platypus and the echidna.  We even did our research together, with him learning about something that  had no appeal to him.  He never complained.  He was as gracious at the age of 16 as he was throughout his life. 

I have  many more Howard stories.  I won't bore you with them all.  We have suffered a major loss this past weekend.  We are lucky we have his twin Barbabra Chessler to share our respective recollections with and support.  May his memory be for a blessing.  




09/11/19 11:44 AM #3    

Jack Meyerson

Very sad to learn about the loss of another classmate

09/11/19 01:04 PM #4    

L. G Bavaro

My condolences to Howard's family and friends.

09/17/19 09:29 AM #5    

Jack Meyerson

Betsy, that was wonderful to read, thank you.

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