Chester B. Wares Jr.


Chester B. Wares Jr., 75, of Hall Street, East Randolph, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in the UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa.

He was born Nov. 13, 1937, in Stillwater, N.Y., the son of the late Chester B. and Ulrick Lohnes Wares Sr.

Mr. Wares was a 1955 graduate of Little Valley Central School and attended Cortland State University. He was employed by Kohl’s Department Store in Olean, and in earlier years, he had been a licensed certified electrician, truck driver, employee of Anderson Screw Products in Jamestown, and the Falconer Plant of MRC-TRW. He had also pastored the Abundant Life Church of God in Jamestown, for 10 years. He currently attended the Faith Light House Chapel in East Randolph.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing cards and board games on Fridays nights in their home.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth A. Mott, whom he married on Jan. 26, 1957: two sons: Chester B. Wares III and wife, Shelly of Aurora, Colo., and Bradley A. Wares and wife, Jan of McKinney, Texas; two daughters: Leesa L. Bousum of Steamburg, and Lucinda L. Wares of Boca Ratan, Fla.: 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Laurence Wares and wife, Nancy of Napoli, and Donald Wares and wife, Corina of Dayton, Ohio; and three sisters: Wanda D’Angelo and husband, Ralph of Jamestown, Marla Edson and husband, Paul of Sinclairville, and Lorna Wilson and husband Doug, of Sumpter, S.C.

The family will receive family and friends from 4-7 p.m. Sunday in the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church St., Randolph, from where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday (Sept. 2, 2013). The Rev. Jennifer Delahoy will officiate. Burial will be in the East Randolph Cemetery. To leave a condolence log on to

Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society.