Michael Robert Chester

July 22, 1969 - September 9, 2023
Michael Robert Chester

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Michael Robert Chester, “Mikey the Bull”, age 54, of Port Richey, passed away surrounded by his family on September 9, 2023 at North Bay Hospital. Born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and raised in Toms River, New Jersey, he graduated from Toms River High School North. He was a proud member of the United States Air Force. He went on to work in the restaurant business for many years and has spent the last 16 years proudly working for Delta Airlines. Michael was a member of the NCOA and in his spare time, he enjoyed taking care of his animals, gardening, playing many hours of Madden Football and listening to music. Michael was a proud husband and father and loved spending time with his family and friends. Michael was the most patriotic person and stood up for his Country proudly. Michael never met a stranger and loved to help anyone he could, he loved to make people laugh no matter where he was. He always provided everyone with Life Lessons and advice whether they wanted it or not. His most beautiful smile and spirit will be remembered by all who knew him. Michael is survived by his wife of 30 years, Gael; daughter, Cassidy and son, Joshua; his mother, Dorothy Kretkowski, step-father, Rich Conti, and father, Edward L. Chester; siblings, Edward Chester (Karen) and David Perlin (Katie); as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Michael is preceded in death by his grandparents, Nicholas and Margaret Bilinksy; father and mother-in-law, William “Bill” and Bessie Maxwell; brothers-in-law, William Nelson and Randy Johnson;  as well as great-niece, Quinn Rebecca Warner.  There will be a Celebration of Life scheduled for a later time.

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  • September 21, 2023
    Laura Hoge says:
    Coming back from vacation and finding out this news was heartbreaking. I would message you every time you were working, not for help just to read your rhymes and made me chuckle every time. We talked about motorcycles and the Jersey shore. The world and Delta will never be the same without you. FLY HIGH with the angels Chester Cheetah! <3

  • September 21, 2023
    Patty Detoth says:
    I also worked with Mike at Delta and I have so many fond memories of him. He was always there if I needed a good laugh or a heartfelt talk about life. He will truely be missed by all that loved and cared for him. <3

  • September 20, 2023
    Joanne Marshall says:
    I Worked with Michael at Delta Airlines. He was never afraid to speak his mind of what he believed in. Whether it was policy changes he didn’t agree with he openly expressed his feedback., while others would not say anything. I Admired that so much in him. He stood up for what he believed. His sense of humor always shined through. We would laugh at times and say we loved our dogs more that people. (Those were the nasty calls with not so pleasant customers🤣. My prays go out to his entire family. He will be missed. God Bless❤️

  • September 19, 2023
    Lisa Hillenga says:
    Dearest Michael...the Delta world will not be the same without you. If people had a tenth of your gracious qualities and gentle spirit, oh, what a different world we would live in. I often say, if someone really specials goes on...a small part of the sun goes dark forever. No-one will ever fill your seat! My prayers go forth for those you have left behind.

  • September 19, 2023
    Jan Frazier says:
    I knew Michael through working with him at Delta. Even after moving back to Atlanta we kept in touch about what was happening with the company. I loved his spirit, patriotism and love of his family. He was a great guy and will be missed.

  • September 18, 2023
    Jimmie III says:
    Rest In Peace Dear Neighbor We never told each other I LOVE YOU I believe it was just understood. Love Ya Man

  • September 15, 2023
    Richard Vanderstine says:
    I can recall all the times we met. The Joy of being with you. You are greatly missed . Rest in peace. Richard Vanderstine

  • September 14, 2023
    Denise says:
    I will miss our conversations and our laughter together. Growing up with each other was a true blessing and to be cousins. We always had great times and I will miss this immensely as I will miss you. God speed Mike. You can now fly with the angels. Love you. #cousinsareforever

  • September 12, 2023
    Dorothy Kretkowski says:
    You will live in my heart Love you my blonde and blue eyed one.

  • September 12, 2023
    Trish Stoner Mettler says:
    Gael, my heart breaks for you. I am so sorry for your loss. I wish for you comfort during this dark time. My prayers, thoughts and love are with you.

  • September 12, 2023
    DIANE Brougham says:
    Michael I'm going to miss our long phone conversations and laughing. Love You with all my heart Aunt Diane

  • September 12, 2023
    Gael Chester says:
    I love you❤️ I miss you so much.

  • September 12, 2023
    Cassidy Chester says:
    My sweet father ❤️

  • September 12, 2023
    Dorothy Kretkowski says:
    Michael, my blonde and blue eyed son....you will always live in my heart. Love you always, Mom

  • September 12, 2023
    Edward Chester says:
    Rest in Peace baby brother. I love you and will miss you until we meet again in Heaven.