Chester Jasenski
1937 - 2021


5th grade - Nathaniel White School

younger picture is 1960, Hillyer College
Chester Jasenski 89 of East Hampton, CT passed away February 27, the morning of his 57th wedding anniversary to Joyce (Jordan) from complications after a recent surgery.

Chet was born in Torrington, CT December 31, 1931 to the late Chester and Vivian (Bialecki) Jasenski. Chester grew up in New Britain, CT fishing, hunting, gardening, swimming and climbing trees with his brothers, cousins, and friends. Chet graduated from New Britain High School. He served in Korea as a radio operator for the U. S. Army from 1951 - 1954. He later graduated from Hillyer College and earned a Master's Degree in Education from Central Connecticut State College.

Mr. "J" was a respected and loved 5th grade teacher in Cromwell for 30 years. Chet loved the kids and teaching. He also enjoyed bowling with his colleagues. Chet was active in his local union and was proud of his part in the passing of binding arbitration for CT teachers.

Chet and Joyce met and married while teaching at Nathaniel White School. They settled in East Hampton where they resided until his passing. Chet taught his children how to garden, fish, ice skate, ride bikes, and fly kites. He loved cooking hot dogs on a stick in the rocks at Hammonasset and on Salt Island. Chet also loved camping at the CT and RI shores with his family. Chet was a runner and loved the outdoors. For years Chet was an active boater and member of the Power Squadron.

After retiring Chet and Joyce enjoyed traveling cross country in their motorhome, spending time with family, watching UCONN women's basketball, watching movies, and listening to music. Besides his loving wife, Chet leaves behind his children Jennifer of Middletown, Jeffery of Avon, Cynthia (Bill) Deckelman of Portland, and Lisa (John) Graver of Vernon. Chet adored his 7 grandchildren: Benjamin, Justin, and Leah Graver, Kayla and Ava Deckelman, and Landon and Rowen Jasenski. Chet also leaves his brother Walter of Southington, sister Frances of Florida, and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Theodore.

The family will receive friends on Saturday March 6 from 11:00 a.m - 1:00 pm at the Spencer Funeral Home in East Hampton. Masks will be required and social distancing is expected. A private celebration of life will be held for the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to support Veterans or education. To leave online condolences please visit

the Hartford Courant - March 4, 2021

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