Old Chester, PA: Guest Book entries April-June 2001
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Further addition to my last email..My dad Harrison T Smith,sr worked at the SUn Ship Dry dock co for about 43yrs..My brother also worked there for 15yrs.My grandfather,Dixie D Dryden was considered mr Legionaire..he passed away when I was 14 yrs old.I was born in the old Chester Hosp.
I lived in Chester all my life and went to Notre Dame High school.I then moved to Garden City (Wallingford) and lived there for about another 10yrs.Before I moved where I am now,in Sunny Fla.I must say I've had some trials here but also,some very good experiences here also.So,I have 2 homes now and that's a treasure to me.
What a great website. As I read each entry I get instant flashbacks to the Chester of Old. Weinberg's, Stotters, Lincoln Store, State Theater, Boyd Theatr, Speare Brothers, the 5&10's, the Welsh Restaurant (or as the guys called it - 10:00 a.m. mass since the guys didn't go to church but to the Welsh for breakfast instead).
Can't belive only one person from Chester High, Class of 1965 has signed on to this site. Come on everyone tell your friends. There are a lot of classmates missing and I know someone out there knows where they are. Help us find the missing for our next reunion. Thanks to John for listing all the names and for any of you that send us addresses.
Looking for the McLaughlin's of old Chester and found your site. What a win for my family and me!
hi patti, your right it was squires but i always called him joe. i can remember going to school and my hands always smelled like onions!! do you remember the christmas parties at the mac and they had all the prizes on stage that you could win if you were the lucky ticket holder? i never won and how i wanted to win a bike!!!
I left my heart in Chester (like the song about San Francisco). I'm 52 y.o. today, a 1966 grad of Sun Valley H.S. Grew up in the West End of Chester until sixth grade, when my family moved to Brookhaven. My best Chester memories are of the "downtown" area, as my grandmother, Bertha Packer, lived in an apartment on Sproul Street. Every single weekend, from Friday night til Sunday, I'd stay with my grandmother. I knew the downtown area like the back of my hand. Used to visit a small bookstore across from the State Theatre and buy my Nancy Drew books. Loved all the stores -- Speare's, Weinberg's (a little pricey), Rodgers, The Lincoln Store, the Candy Kitchen for sandwiches/snacks, Joel's for nice kids' clothes, and, of course, Slater's for kids' shoes. I still remember the newfangled X-ray machine at Slater's where you could look down and see your toes through your shoes (supposed to assure a "good fit," but don't want to know the radiation that was released each time a foot was inserted!). I remember getting grilled cheese sandwiches at the Drug Store on 6th St. across from the train station (Sun Ray? Whelan's?). My grandmother took me EVERYWHERE, as my grandfather, Frank Packer, was a fireman at Hanley Hose and often had to work weekends. I remember in 1958 or 1959 a Hula Hoop contest at the State Theatre, and would never miss a Saturday at the Great Leopard Skating Rink. My grandmother and I frequently hopped the bus right outside her Sproul St. apt. and headed to 69th St. for the day. Other days, especially around the holidays, we took the train into Philly for the day. As a kid, I remember the downtown area as being HUGE. It seemed the blocks went on and on forever. My husband and I drove through last week, and I was struck by just how tiny the downtown area actually is. Things always seem very big when you're just a kid. We rode throughout the town, looking and remembering the old days. I actually wiped tears away when I saw Hanley Hose. It looked the same, only smaller. I still remember the old Coke machine that stood outside and my grandfather giving me a nickel to get a cold Coke. My grandparents' apartment on Sproul St. has been razed. It's now a vacant lot and doesn't look large enough to ever have held buildings. My kids look at me strangely when I talk about those good old days. They will never know the excitement of downtown Chester on a busy Friday night. They will never know the thrill of visiting Santa Claus at Stotter's. All they will remember are malls. I mean it when I say, "I left my heart in Chester."
HI LINDA, DID YOU WORK AT JOE'S HOAGIE SHOP OR SQUIRES'S HOAGIE SHOP ON MORTON AVENUE.......EVERYONE LOVED THAT MAC THEATER, WENT EVERY WEEKEND, EVEN REMEMBER THE TALENT SHOW ON TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE "MAC'...
I was born in Chester Hospital where Chester High School now stands. Attended Washington Grammer School in Brookhaven and then Chester High. Graduated '42. The entire class then went to war or work. I went to the Lab at Sun Oil in Marcus Hook before marrying Edwin Pusey, a career officer in the Air Force. Within a few months he was shipped to Germany and I followed as one of the first American women to get to Europe after the war. It was something to see! Had 3 children, 2 boys, one girl before Ed died. Bought a home in Aston Township, went to work as a decorator for Sears in Granite Run, and remarried 10 years later to Joe Cochran. That marriage ended in divorce. I eventually retired from Sears and moved to the Jersey shore. I remember walking from the bus stop on 2nd st.to 914 Barclay St. at 1AM when my shift changed. Totally unafraid. I remember the wonderful sights and sounds of Chester, the crowded sidewalks, great stores, great kid's hang-outs. No Chester High graduate will EVER forget Bullocks. I've had an incredible life. Am currently raising 2 grandsons,3 cats, 1 dog and 1 rat. (yes, I said rat) Play poker every Saturday night and lose with horrifying regularity. Our 60th CHS Reunion is scheduled for June 14, 2002.
i grew up in sun village on morton avenue, right across from hamms beer distributors, from 1960 to 68, i went to jefferies grade school smedley jr high, and part of chester high. my first job at 15 was at joes hoagie shop did i ever love that job, plus the cool kids hung out there. i loved the dances at st. james and had alot of wonderful memories, i also went to the mac and watched all the "cheesey" movies, had my first date at the boyd theater with a boby kozak. had some many great friends and everlasting memories of chester that it broke my heart to leave, my parents said it was getting to rough to raise 3 girls. love to see chester back to the original city that i remember it truly sticks this ones memory. keep up the great work on this web site
Can anyone remember Harris's drug store on third and Edward streets. Or Mike's Candy store on third and Jeffery Streets. What Chester Makes, Makes Chester, well Chester turned out some mighty fine people. I am so glad to have been born here. We use to have a great hoagie and stake shop at 3rd and Engle Streets. Growing up in Chester was great. I guess its that way with everybody when it comes to where ever they grew up. But to me, Chester is one of the best cities to call home. All of street had stores of all types. No matter whatever you wanted to buy, you could get it here in Chester, from center city Chester to the fartherest line heading out of Chester. My maiden name was Cabello and children use to tease me about my name: Rosita, Rosettia, Rosemariea, Rosezia, Tootsie Cabello. It was and still is a great city to be in. I hope that one day we can go back to when doors didn't need to be locked and people looked out for one another.
I was born and raised here in Chester. I was born in Mercy Hospital when Drs. DeMedio was the owners. Since then it was turned into a nursing home and then was torned down. It was located between Urick and Pusey Streets. I also remember Dewey and Horace Mann School and the library that was at 4th and Jeffery St. There was a little post office at 4th and Townsend Street. I can even remember when we had 4 or 5 Movie houses. The Boyd, Strand, Appollo, one down third street before Highland Ave., and one at 3rd and Market. The old Skating rink over either King Highlos or King Jacks. The old bowling alley on East 5th Street. I do believe that Chester is now on a new up sweep and it is going to be better than the old days.
John I thought you would like to add a list of 97 members that I have who are deceased and was members of the 5 Fire Companies that was in Chester. My list starts from January 1, 1996 clear up to June 26,2001. Every Sunday I go to the Weidner Library and get a copy of all of the Obituaries. If you are interest, contact me.
The picture of the old News Stand really brought back many memories of my years at Saint James High School and Chester !
Lived on Crosby until 5 then was moved to 7th and Potter, until 1950. Also lived at Eyre Park from '50 to '52. Went to Olde St Michale's from 1946 through 1952. Moved to Drexel Hill and attended Upper Darby High and graduated 1958. Played down at SunShip parking lot for many years with Danny Flynn and John Ebright. Had family living on Mcilvane at the same time. Same name and we did lotsa stuff together. Helped get in the way of the construction of the Polish American Club on 9th and Elsnore streets. Dug caves on the banks of the Pensy railroad by the bridge that crossed the creek. Had many weekend Saturdays for a dime at the MAC movie. Used to go the Chester Railroad Station to just sit and watch the trains. Lots of memories flood back, and when I visited Last month I was shocked at the what I saw. Times they are a changing.
Lived on Crosby until 5 then was moved to 7th and Potter, until 1951. Went to St Michale's from 1947 through 1952. Moved to Drexel Hill and attended Upper Darby High and graduated 1958. Played down at SunShip parking lot for many years with Danny Flynn and John Ebright. Helped get in the way of the construction of the Polish American Club on 9th and Elsnore streets. Dug caves on the banks of the Pensy railroad by the bridge that crossed the creek. Had many weekend Saturdays for a dime at the MAC movie. Used to go the Chester Railroad Station to just sit and watch the trains.
Love this website!!I grew up in chester,but left in 1960 I graduated from St Mikes in 58, Smedley in 59 and attended CHS till 60 when I left the area.Iwould love to hear from any old classmates.I rember that it was safe to go downtown or to the park any time of day or night.My sister Bridget and I used to walk all over town. Does any one rember the Halloween parades and how we used to paint the windows in the storefronts in town .Many other good memories
I remember the Welsh Restaurant. My mother would take me into town shopping and we would always stop at the Welsh Restaurant to eat.
Hello fellow Chesterites, I had to drop off my son in law today at the philly airport. So it was very early Sunday am so I drove into tmy old home town (chester). I was very surprized to see that they tore down the old projects also known as Mc Caffery Village. As a Child we lived across the street from them on 3007 W. 10th Street. My only wish was, I wish that they did that about 20 years ago. I Know my Father was heart broken when he was forced to move, by the rough crowd of the Village. I further drove thru other parts of town, I see they even tore down the Bomberger Drug store on 3rd and Highland. As well as serveral of the well built homes on west 3rd street. I salute the people that are making this large change to good old Chester. Peter Krasowski age 53
HI OLD CHESTER, ANYONE REMEMBER THE WELSH RESTAURANT, STATE HOUSE, SAM RUBENS, SHOPPING AT NOREEN SHOP, HOLLYWOOD SHOP....
To St. James Alumi: They are having a reunion on August 11,2001 at Moores Inlet Spruce and New Jersey Avenue North Wildwood from 2:00pm to 8:00pm. For more information call Maximillians on Naaman's Creek Road Boothwyn, Pa. 1-610-485-3500
John, I found out about your website from Delaware County Fireman's Association. I was at a meeting and Harry Bomberger gave me your websit . My father was a fireman with Franklin and we lived at 1024 & 924 W.8 Street. My dad repaired all the Mack Trucks in all the fire companies as he was working at Chester Mack Sales and Service. I went to school at Lincoln and was the first graduating class out of Showalter Junior High. Any one who would like to contact me , I would love to hear from you. I got to run, My fire company was just tapped out for a fire alarm. I be back to you.
I was informed of this website while working on my 45th reunion of our St. Michaels 8th grade class. I think it is fantastic. Chester was a great city to be raised in and I have so many fond memories. I'm looking forward to visiting this site often and will let other former Chesterites know it exists. Thanks for the memories. Eleanor
I am still looking for the WALKER family that lived at 627 Sproul St. That was in the late 40's. Does anyone know where Betty or Helen WALKER went to H.S.? Or what about married names? I believe Betty was in the class of "46" and Helen was older. Please, any info appreciated.
Bob Launiere (in Michigan)
Greetings everyone, i returned from a vacation at the Jersey Shore last week ( Wildwood to be exact) but before heading to the shore made a pitstop in Chester. WOW seeing McCafferty Village gone was unbelievable, drove thru downtown, nearly all over just looking and i have to say i was impressed with what i saw. Looks like Chester is really trying to make a comeback!! Some areas are still hard to take when you see them, but seeing the effort lifted my heart. It will never be the Chester most of us remember but it could be good again! Thumbs up to whoever is putting the wheels in motion!
Great website. My wife and I were born and raised in Chester. We have since retired to Boca Raton, Florida. This website brought back some old and good memories. Thank you.
Does anyone know Sam Savini, age about 63. Sam grew up on Highland Ave near 11th Street.
I knew him when we were 14 years old.
Hi there, I'm looking for folks in the area from the Bullock, Cooper, Sowden, Guy, Crossgrove, Cox, and McGovern families. These familes have been in the Delaware, Pennsylvania, and South Jersey areas for well over 100 years. I'm trying to trace the family tree and am willing to share any information I have with those who are interested. Thank You
Looks like the site is still growing. I wish a lot more people would respond. Anyone have a class list for 1966 Chester High.
Thank you all for answering, I didn't scroll down on the home page, so missed a lot. Thanks for telling me, Great page, so much information.
I found some of my Seaman family, not the one I had hoped to find, Lansing Seaman, but his children.
Heard many stories about Chester, PA, hope to visit one day soon.
My grandfather said he and his friends would go stand downtown and watch the ladies step up on the curbs, to see their ankles. Times have changed, haven't they?
Another favorite was the Delaware River, he loved it so. He loved to sail and started working on boats and yatchs when he was about 16.
Thanks again everyone, you are so kind, anyone else with information on Stephen or Lansing Seaman, please write. Also the Isaac Lewis family, Phoebe Lewis married Lansing.
Ann Kauk Baton Rouge, LA
Did anyone reading this bulletin board attend Franklin Elementary School between 1946 and 1951?
Lansing Seaman married Phoebe Lewis when they both lived in Salem, NJ, between 1850 & 1854. (Census of 1850 lists them as neighbors.)Fist child Thomas was born in 1854. Lansing Civil War record says born in Cape May, NJ.
Family of Lansing Seaman lived in Chester, PA after the Civil War until their death, they were listed in the Chester, PA census in 1870, 1880.
Looking for burial place for Lansing and Phoebe.
Thank you for reading this, any help appreciated.
Ann Kauk Baton Rouge, LA
Yes, I like the look of your site. I am researching my family history and have today found that they are buried in the Lawn Croft Cemetery. The names are Robert, Emris, Joseph, Julia and Charles Alan Porter and his wife Eva (nee Williams. Eva was the daughter of Joseph and Julia and Eva died in 1995. If anyone knew about this family or any decendants now living I would be very happy to hear from you. Many, Many thanks. John Williams in England.
Hi, I've had a good time reading about old Chester. I grew up at 25th and Providence across from Cook's Sunoco station. My father was a police Sgt. in Chester, Bill Connors. Anyone remember him? He joined the force in 1950 and died in 1972. My mother, Irene, died in 1995. My sister Bernadette and I graduated from Notre Dame in Moylan. I graduated in 1974. My brother Fran graduated from St. James in 1971. Our grandfather Luigi Frattarola, after retiring from Allied Chemical worked as a custodian at St. James in his retirement years.
I was so excited to see this website! I grew up on McIlvain Street shopped in town at Weinberg's, Rogers, Spears' and several other famous "Chester Landmarks". Keep up the great work.
I see my cousins John and Howard Winfree found this site. Hi guys! To Tom Nicolitis - I remember Buster, Billy Jones and his sister Shirley and that entire gang. Where are the Lincoln School kids? I have only heard from two of them. They must be hiding somewhere. Someone wrote in and said they went to Trinity Church at 8th and Butler. That's where I was a member. I lived on MacDonald Street and many Sunday's after church I spent in Linton's Restaurant. To the guy who was a police officer 30 years ago in Chester, do you remember my uncle Howard Winfree who was chief of police? How about Sam D'Amato the detective? Does anyone remember the Candy Kitchen Restaurant, Sammy's shoe store, Luzan's Hair Salon or Joels Kids Shop? Chester used to be a great place to go shopping. In fact, before the malls, Chester was the place to shop. If we got tired of shopping, we would go into McCoreys for an ice cream soda. Does anyone remember the pickup truck that used to come around with a ferris wheel in the truck bed? The driver used to charge a nickle for a ride. He would park at the corner of Butler and MacDonald. I also remember Mrs. Abbott and the penny candy. Hope to hear from someone else who remembers these things.
To BETTY BROOKS Hi Betty!
You were a little before my time in Chester! I do however,remember most of the places you mention[including the smells]. I attended the public school system so wouldn't know any of the names. The Great Leopard was also one of my favorite places. WOW! 15 children!! That was a big part of the population of Parkside! LOL I also have many fond memories of Chester On Friday nights you could barely walk through the downtown for all the shoppers! Yes,it was very safe then.I hope someday it regains some of what it used to be!
My mother (Sandra Elman) graduated from Chester in 1956. My dad (Harvey) graduated from CHS in 1955. They both live in Wallingford. Phone # is 610-874-0488--Give them a buzz---
As a young child I lived for some time on East 7th St. between Crosby and Deshong St. I entered St. Michael's School in 1933. Anyone Remember Sister St. Martha ? She taught for 45 years at St. Michael's. I Loved to stop at Charlie Peck's store for candy. My grandfather owned Brooks' Second Hand Store on the same block where we lived. My pals were Dot Dougherty, Betty Heck, Helen Galvin, Mary Brauer, Margaret Mary Haughy, Tony Koteski, Buster Robertson ( where is he now?), Yiddy Kormanicki, Ray Quinn. Classmates were Anna Moore, Connie Mandiville, Doris Ault, Jack MacMoran, Mary Tracy, Lawrence Tracy, Eileen Smith, John McDermitt, John Lewis, Jack Blizzard, Betty McNally, Dolores Bielski, Theresa Glewee, just to name a few. We moved to Eddystone in the fifth grade and I remember Beatrice Ebert, Florence White, Louie Gonzales, Jack Dean, and that awful Phys. Ed. teacher who almost drowned me. My father ran the Arcadia Hotel at the time and we lived in an apt. over the bar. Remember the Great Leopard Skating Rink? I spent a lifetime there. I went for a year to Notre Dame then my family moved to Texas for awhile. After we returned I went to Immaculate Heart Commercial with Veronica Liecman, Kathryn Dattilo, now my memory fails me. The best things I liked about growing up in old Chester was that it was safe and so appealing. The smells from John's Doggy Shop and Ferry's Shoe Repair, The minestrone from Phil Reppeto's restaurant, the cashew nuts roasting in the first 5 and 10, all irresistible Working in Speare Bros. with Bonnie Bateman, eating lunch in Pete's ( Oh, that meat loaf). Then our departure down to Scott Paper. Packing opposite Julie DeJohn, both of us singing our lungs out. As a teenager I lived at 140 E. Roland Rd., Parkside. I remember Marcella Walker, Big Mouse and Little Mouse Linden, and my dear friend Cassie Huppman of fond memory.. I married Lou Warfel after the War and lived in Brookhaven where we raised 15 children. We now have 39 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. If anyone out there remembers me I would love to hear from you. Some people confuse me with my cousin Betty Brooks from Ridge Rd., Linwood who also worked in Scott Paper. She married Mickey Watson and now lives in Florida. Mickey has passed on and Betty has two daughters, Michele and Maureen and a granddaughter Melissa.
John Bullock updates this site on a fairly regular basis.He operates the site at his own expense and in his spare time!He has business interests and he and his family like to eat! Check in from time to time. He tries to update on weekends!
WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO UPDATE THIS SITE
IT'S A SAD DAY TO READ ABOUT A LEGEND (HORACE WALKER) IN A NEWS PAPER AND THEY NEVER MENTIONED DEWEY MANN SCHOOL WHERE HORACE STARTED HIS CAREER (BASKETBALL). WE, FROM DEWEY WILL REMEMBER HIM AS A NICE PERSON. I WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND MY SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY. SINCERELY, LIZ
How about the eight grade class of HOLY GHOST Scholl '72? Or anybody in that era? Curious... life has been fun since.
To...Jean Ann G. Winslow
Hi Jean, We must have gone to CHS together because we were born in the same year. Are you going to the reunion in October 2001?
I am currently writing a book on the boom of the 1940's in Chester. The book then follows through the decay of the 1970's. If you have any memories you would like to share, please write!
I am currently writing a book on boom of Chester during the period 1940-1970's. If anyone has memories of Chester during that period, I would appreciate hearing from you!
LOOKING FOR ANY CLASSMATE FROM THE LATE BUT GREAT LARKIN SCHOOL, YEARS 1962-67.
WOW! THE CLASS OF 65 IS GOING ON A CRUISE! THEY'VE ALL DONE QUITE WELL! GLAD I DIDN'T GRADUATE THEN! ONLY THING I COULD AFFORD WOULD BE A ROWBOAT UP THE DELAWARE RIVER![JUST KIDDING] ALL THE BEST TO YOU! WHERE IS THIS CRUISE GOING? DETAILS PLEASE!
Parkside 41-59 I think it was the greatest place to grow up with a city with anything you were looking for on one side and woods, fields, and Chester Park on the other. Remember ice skating,sledding on the road from the top of the hill across the bridge to the springs at the park.In the summer diving off the falls,swimming at big rock, playing in the rapids, crossing the cables hand over hand(these skills came in handy in "basic training in Texas) How about in Parkside sledding on the seven hills or the dreaded snake hill.Camping out(drinking out),tree houses with rope swings and ground houses.Riding horses(Phipp's?) over the fields of Upland and Brookhaven. Football, basketball,baseball, and general carryin on at Parkside school,The Lights, and Chester Park.Movies for a dime at the Mac and that Church @ 22nd & Edgemont.Goin to the movies at the State and Stanley or if you had big bucks for a date the Boyd.Hangin at Joe's Hoagie Shop with the Gear Grinders.....How about King,s with the home made Birch beer, I've never found anything like it. Shooting pool on Seventh street. Drinking before I had a driver's license at the Highland Cafe,the Frog Pond, anywhere on Morton ave,and my personal favorite the 100 Club at third & Welsh. For nite owls how about the Owls, the Dinky Club, the Moose, and the Ranch. Later on when I was old enough to drive the "T Bar". Hangin at Shooster's and goin out to drag at the 1/4mile.I'd mention some other stuff but I'm afraid the statue of limitation hasn't run out. Hope somebody relates John Winfree
ANYONE ON THE CHESTER SITE KNOW A MARY BETH SHORT?? A CHESTER HIGH GRAD AROUND 1960.WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT A OLD FRIEND. HOPE I GET A RESPONSE. THANKS GANG. ZAC
6/5/01 Looking for lost classmates-- if you see your name--please contact me--if you WANT TO BE FOUND-- Robert Brady--Eugene Campbell--Mary Ann DeJohn--George Grieco--Bill Griffith--Stanley Hrycyk--John J Jones--Edgar Lewis--Betty McMaster--Laura Oakes--Rita Ottwell--Joanne Plaugher--Barbara Reynolds Earle Wolfe--Barbara Nast... All are gaduates from Chester High School-'51-and some are graduates of Dewey Mann School(elementary school). Would love to hear from any/all of you. Since it has been 50 years since we left CHS- it is good to re-live some GOOD memories. Alice Ritter- email@example.com
born and raised in the west end ,, third and hayes sts ..i'm 38 and would like to talk to anybody who remembers anything !!! lol
we where both raised in highland gardens and ran around with the booth street gang in the early 70's now live in south carolina happy as hell!! visit chester about once a year , yall email us back you hear
Hi, I recently found this sight and it's great. I left home (Chester) so long ago that I have lost touch with most of my old friends. It's nice to make this connection.
I grew up on the east side of chester ( sun hill )what a great neighborhood,learned to play ball @ chester east little league,and chester biddy league and the fields of PMC, went to St Roberts,and ST James, Had a lot of great friends that I have not seen in a long time, I live in NJ now, not far from chester and I go back there now and then, The sad fact is the city will never be the same. Thank GOD for memorries!
If anyone out there is connected to the Williams and wants to share info please contact me. The following is Washington Williams Obit.
Chester Times Wednesday, March 6, 1918 page 1.
. SUDDEN DEATH OF . WASHINGTON J. WILLIAMS . ------------- Well-known Foreman Stricken At His Work and Dies After Admission . to the Hospital. . ------------- Washington J. Williams well known and respected resident of the Second ward, died suddenly yesterday after- noon in the Chester Hospital, following a stroke. Deceased, who was foreman of the pipefitting department of the DuPont plant at Gibbstown, N.J., was seized with a violent attack of illness yesterday morning while engaged at his work and was brought to this city in the company's boat and taken to the hospital, where he died a few hours later without regaining consciousness. Mr. Williams held a wide circle of friends and aquaintances and had been a resident of this city all his life. He was forty-eight years old. Besides his wife he is survived by five children, William Jr., Elva, Jennie and Estella Williams, Mrs. Lewis J. Pierce, and two sisters, Mrs. George C. Davis and Miss Sarah Williams, both of this city. He was a brother of the late William H. Williams, former chief of police. Arrangements have been made to conduct the funeral services Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the late residence at 1117 Upland street. Rev. Frank J. Andrus, pastor of the Provi- dence avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, will officiate. Interment will be made at Chester Rural Cemetery.
WE GO TO RIVERVIEW BEACH OFTEN FOR LUNCH, THEY HAVE A GREAT RESTAURANT AND THE PARK IS STILL THERE, THE AMUSEMENTS ARE GONE BUT THE PARK LIVES ON...WE OFTEN TALK ABOUT BOARDING THE WILSON LINE FOR A GREAT DAY OUT AT RIVERVIEW BEACH........GREAT MEMORIES
I lived at the corner Of 5th&Madison from 1944-1958.The last time I went thru the area , everything on the railroad side of 5th St from Morton Ave to Welch St had been demolished. If someone knows the plans for the area I'd be interested in knowing. Also noticed that another part of my neighborhood, 4thSt from Morton to Crosby St was demolished for the new road.Dan McGinniss( danm@dmv)
I'm trying to find the dimensions (l,b,d) or displacement of some of the Chester-Bridgeport ferry boats. We used to take the bus from Parkside, txfr across from Murray's on Edgemont, then to 3rd & Kerlin where we'd walk to work on the ferry.
Anyone from the Sun Village section and Mcilvane section, late 50's early 60's. Just thinking back on the good old days and wondering if anyone is on line. Remember the good old days at the Mac theatre for .50 cents you could spend 6 hours watching cartoons, serials, two movies and still have enough money to buy candy.
anyone from Eddystone...anyone remeber the gang that hung out at 7th and Crosby..Frank Wood..Bill Sacco George Wood.. does anyone know if DiCosanzas is still in Chester I remeber them making the best hoagies, how about cinnamon buns from Minkas bakery in Chester this is going way back...would like to hear from anyone about this....by the way to the person that was interested in Edgemont Avenue memories...my releatives grew up around there Ron Jones, Ralph Jones,Sarah and Shirley Jones...St James and Notre Dame grads. Do their names sound familiar...
i grew up in chester and am still here w/my family. the house i grew up in is still standing on 4th street between madison and crosby. we live at the other end of the city now. this is a great web site. would welcome emails from anyone who remembers me or my sister, dina, who is deceased now.
I was teaching in Nairobi, Kenya in 1995. My wife and I went to a cultural event at the "Bomas". A musical touring group (sponsored by the U.S. State Dept.) from a college near Washington, D.C was performing. Extremely talented group. The members were introduced and one member of the group announced he was from Chester, PA> After the performance, I introduced myself as a fellow "native-Chesterite." He lived on Avenue of the States (Edgemont Ave. in my day). We had a good time swopping tales of Chester--my tales of the Chester of the '40s & '50s--his of the Chester of the '80s & 90s. He had a picture taken of the two of us for the folks back home. I forgot his name but he sure could sing. Small world!!! EK
I am looking for information pertaining to the Reaney Engineers & Ship Building Works in operation around 1870 - Chester, PA. I am also interested in seeing photographs of the president, Thomas Reaney. Any information regarding this company and or the Reaney's would be greaty appreaciated. Thank you.
Am looking for Joyce B Cook(DeMarco). Grew up with her and would love to know how she is and where she is. I heard she is in Boothwyn. Please help.
I am researching MOSES MARSHALL and his family in the late 1700's and early 1800's. This is an excellent website!
I from the 1st Ward. Like to hear more from anyone from Edgmont Park area W.21st Street. Lot's of good memories include: Pulaski Day Parade up Edgmont Ave. to Chester Park, when the B&O railroad was above ground and the gates came down and the bell rang from the tower above the tracks on Edgmont. What about "Safety Day" at Lenape Park, Smedley Day to Riverview Park in NJ. Saw Sally Star in person there one year. What about the highlight of a trip to the Jersey Shore,the ride on the Chester ferry, especially when the boat came in to fast and "slammed" into the pilings. "GREAT"!!!!! Keep the memories coming. 1st Ward. Where are you? MIke
Wondering if anyone out there used to live in Sun Village?? I lived there until right after Hurricane Hazel in October of '54...I was only 8 years old when we moved but have some vivid memories...
I am looking for any information on the Alfred C. Rhoads family. The father was Alfred, the sons were William,Hilbert,and James. The father started a news stand business in Chester. He was also an alderman in Chester politics.If you have anything at all it would be a big help. Thanks, Sandi Rhoads
this is great way to keep in touch with old friends and family.class of 1965. please e mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org I WOULDlike to here from old friends.
I AM PART OF THE BROOMALL + KENT FAMILY HOPE TO HEAR FROM ANY ONE OF YOU THANKS FOR THE SITE MAU
This is a good website. Looking at the pictures of "Old Chester" brings back a lot of memories. Chester High School Class Of '75
My sister, Pat, send me this web site. I love reading about all the familiar names and places. It brings back fond memories of my Mother and our great neighbors, all now deceased, and the stories they used to tell about growing up in Chester in the 30's, etc. My own memories go back to Bomberger's (sp?) Drug Store on 9th and Highland and of course the Lyric movie theater,as well as shopping downtown Chester at Spears and other stores whose names I can't remember. I have fond memories of my Father walking my sister and me up to the park to watch the baseball games while keeping us entertained with a 10 cent water ice. Everytime my Mother would visit me she would bring Hoagis, Tastykakes, chip steak (so I could make my own steak sandwhiches), and last but not least , cream filled doughnuts from Kyj's bakery. Thank You for keeping my "roots" alive. C Nichols Arizona
class of 1964
Chester Community. Very nice site. And want to thank a friend, Peter Mooney who has found some of my Howard family member's for me. Below is what Peter has managed to find in his searches..
Gen.1) JOHN D. HOWARD (my GGG/F) b.1853 Rockdale, Aston Twnshp, Pa. d.1924 Chester Pa. Spouse: Sarah A. (Howard). children: J. ALFRED HOWARD Issac H. Howard Lewis Howard Frank Howard Fred Howard Ruth Howard
Gen.2) J. ALFRED HOWARD (my GG/F). b.1859 d.1934 Spouse: Lottie B. (Howard). b. 1859 d. 1887 Children: J. (JOHN) EARLE HOWARD Clara May Howard (1885-1892).
Gen.3) J. (JOHN) EARLE HOWARD (my G/F). b.Oct. 13, 1890 Chester, Pa. d.Unknown Spouse: Lila Bertha Walters (who later married David Blair) b.1893 Pottstown, Pa. d. 1946 Lower Pottsgrove, Sanatoga, Pa. Children: Charles Howard (1913-1977)Reading, Pa. Richard Emerson Howard (1915-1968)Pottstown, Pa. William Donald Howard (1917-1977) (my Father) Falls Church, Va. Alma Elizabeth Howard (possibly died at birth, or shortly after). (Charles,Richard, William & Alma born in Chester, Pa.).
This site is awesome! Such meomories from the past are priceless. I'm from the "54" Chester High Class. We have lived here in South Florida for the last 36 years, but I will never forget my childhood in Chester. Regards to everyone, The Chazin's
Great site that brings back many memories. Hope to see some more members of the class of '68 here. That was the year of the Chester High fire. I live in Wilmington, DE now, but still go to church at St. Daniel's. Keep up the good work on this site. Bob Peterson CHS '68
Hi I'm looking for info on the Charles Clark family that owned Clark's seafood market in chester. I'm also looking for info on the Taylor family the following names are the ones I'm interested in Frederick Fairlamb Taylor born 1875 died 1937 married Bessie Holiday in 1904 at the North baptist church William Davis Taylor Mary marshall Taylor Elsie Davis Taylor Clark Bessie and Frederick divorced sometime prior to his death they had the following children margaret taylor died in 1938
doris taylor married Glenn Frye sarah (elsie ) taylor Grayson Alice taylor Mitchell Mary Taylor Frederick Taylor I think there was another child but I'm not sure any info would be great thanx Jacki P.S. If it wasnt for this sight I wouldnt have been able to track this family at all KUDOS!!! I love this sight keep up the good work!! I suggest everyone looking for family in chester check out the Delaware County Historical Society in Broomall they have city directories from 1880 on to the 1950's there is an amazing amount of info there waiting for genealogist
Hi! A friend just referred me to the site. Most of my memories of chester are vague, but I do remember the barn dances, the radio station dances, the concerts at the band shell and lots of folks from Worrell Street---Bernard Campbell, Tommy Leahy, Jerry Bennett are only some of the names that come to mind. I left Chester in1963 and have only returned sporadically. Lived in Puerto Rico for many years. Now live in North Carolina, and love it. We used to live on Providence Avenue, and my best friend was Joyce Cook. I've heard she is not doing well and lives in Booth Wynn.Would love to know how to reach her. Her brother is Fred and their dad had a gas station on 25th and Providence. My mom was a crossing guard on 24th street. Also, I ran across lots of old photos of Chester in the 30's and 40's that my uncle and perhaps others had taken. Lots of old cars and busses.It is fascinating to look at. It seems so long ago. You may reach me at email@example.com. Hope to continue to remember so much forgotten. Beverly
Hi Paul, I tried to email you but it was returned. I was wondering if you could please check for my gg grandfather in your Phila City Directories prior to 1900. I found him, William Kees, at that time, living at 1413 N. Hancock St in Phila. Thank you so much. June Benson Gautieri JuneGautieri@webtv.net
I have access to City Directories 1887-1893 for Allentown,Erie,Pittsburgh,Bethlehem,Harrisburg,Reading,Bradford,Norristown,Scranton,Philadelphia,Wilkes-Barre and of course CHESTER! If anyone would like me to check any entries for them please feel free to contact me. I would be happy to do so. Paul D. Crowther
peter maneos class of 1965. firstname.lastname@example.org would like to here from some of you
Paula (Hughes) CHS Class of '76 - Received this URL from a former classmate (thanks Mike!). I have lived in the Seattle area since 1977 and this website sure brings back a lot of memories and makes me homesick. I try to get back to PA to visit relatives at least once every two years. In the meantime, this website will help ease the pain of living so far away. Thanks John!
it seems like yesterday when Jimmy Landis, Pat DeJohn, Paul Walker and me would walk to Chester to the Y then get the bus to go home. Of course, my parents didn't know it, but did any parents know anything we did? No one really did anything wrong!!! I can't believe the time has gone by so fast. Jack Elliott and Joe Saunders come into my office on occasion and we talk about who died. Our reunion is coming up and I'll be happy to see everyone. e-mail email@example.com Sincerely, Liz (Nicolaides)Harkins
Correction to message of 4-30-2001 at 8:30PM Betty Walker was class of "46" at St. JAMES H.S. not Chester H.S.
Hello from Dave Burman. Looking for anyone who may have been in the class that started first grade in September of 1964 at Toby Farms Elementary School!!!!!!!! Or any teachers out there from Toby Farms!!!
Hi - I am looking for the WALKER family that lived in Pennsylvania in the 1940's & 1950's. Their names were Mary Elizabeth (Betty) WALKER class of 46 Chester H.S., and Helen WALKER (sisters) she was older then Betty, & their mother. Their father died in 1947. This family lived at 627 Sproul St. in Chester PA at that time and attended St Michael's Catholic Church. Betty got married in 1949 and moved to State College, PA. Does anyone know their married names and whereabouts. PLEASE contact me at: LauniereR@aol.com
This is a great website and it brings back a lot of memories.I grew up at 11th&Booth St. in Maccaferty Village.My wife grew up on Nolan St.in Highland Gardens.We now live in northwestern South Carolina.We visit family still in Chester as often as possible.It was a strange feeling seeing open field where Maccaferty Village once stood.Eugene and Connie(Czach)Palmer.firstname.lastname@example.org
This is great. Having been born and raised in Chester, it is good to have a place to read about the history of your "old" hometown. If anyone is interested, my e-mail address is email@example.com.
Dan Littley CHS '61
HELLO OLD CHESTER,
ANYONE REMEMBER THE OLD POLISH CLUB AT 9TH & ELSINOR STS, WHERE EVERYONE WENT AND DANCED THE NIGHT AWAY, SUCH GREAT MEMORIES.
I wanted to leave another short note here for my mother, Josephine Ferrarelli-Alderfer. She does not have a PC, so if anyone would like to contact her they may, through myself, Kyle Alderfer-O'Malley KAOM63@aol.com, I am her daughter. I have many memories of Chester, sitting on my Grandparents (Oreste & Mary Bottone-Ferrarelli) porch on 9th st. across from Chester Hospital, where my father was a doctor, Dr. Kenneth Alderfer. I know my mother would love to hear from some of her old friends, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Hello What a wonderful site. I graduated from Chester High in 1945. My husband in 1944. I remember Mr. Bullocks Drug Store and the wonderful cokes you could buy there. I also remember when you could walk to Chester and stand in front of Spears and Wienburgs and chat with friends - like old home week. I was a member of Trinity Methodist Church at 9th and Butler and was married there. I lived at 9th and Butler and have so many fond memories. Sledding at the park etc. John, Thanks for the site. Betty (Collins) Gray Bettygxyz@juno.com
THELMA FIELDS(DAVIS /HARPER) CLASS OF 55
Great site..just learned about it today and I am still catching up. I was born and raised in Chester, went to Larkin, Martin, Smedley, and Chester High (1954). My mother and father owned Nicolaides' Deli at 10th and Concord, 1949 to 1956. My wife and I operated it from 1960 to 1965. Commenting on a posting here from a family that lived on McDonald Street. I knew your brother "Buster" Bottone very well. We played stick ball on McDonald Street with Billy Jones, Bobby Heck and Frank Sciallo. You were right about your father....A real gentleman. My father bought a new Cevrolet from him. Raised 4 children in Chester and still live in the "park" on Mowry St. Tom and Anita Nicolaides (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Larry Wright originally from Sun Village, moved across from DeShong Park, then to 24th st. Now in Washington Twsp NJ, 20 minutes from Phila. email LW654@yahoo.com
This is a great website to revisit the Chester of my youth. Thanks! However I note that under Churches you donot list the other two Orthodox Churches, specifically St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church at 2513 W 4th St and St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church at 3rd and Ward ST. Don Hubickey email@example.com
Bill and Mary Spencer Betts firstname.lastname@example.org
Just found this web page - will comment when we scan it more.
HEY OLD CHESTER,
ANYONE REMEMBER A DRINK AT THE BOYD DRUG NEXT TO THE BOYD THEATER CALLED A SPECIAL, I DON'T REMEMBER WHAT WAS IN IT BUT WITH A PACK OF CHEESE CRACKERS.....IT DIDN'T GET ANY BETTER... THOSE WERE THE DAYS.....
We have fond memories of Chester in the 30's and 40's. It broke our hearts to see it in the last few years. Bill and Winnie Newill CHS Classes of l942 and 1943
Hey John, great web site.
Mary Ann Littley Bell MBell37505@aol.com
Yes indeed it was Speed"s I remember him well! Tall thin fellow
REGARDING DINER ON MORTON AVENUE IN CHESTER, IT WAS CALLED SPEED'S
HELLO CHESTER, THE DINNER ON MORTON AVENUE IN CHESTER WAS LOCATED BETWEEN 7TH AND 8TH STS., IT WAS CALLED SPEEDY'S DINNER, NEXT TO MORTON SCHOOL...GREAT PIES... NEXT DOOR WAS ANNA'S HOAGIE SHOP, ON THE CORNER OF 8TH STREET WAS JIMMY'S STEAK SHOP.. ACROSS THE STREET BETWEEN 7TH AND 8TH STREET WAS TUCKER'S CANDY STORE....
Hello. If anyone is working on family histories for the following surnames please contact me. I'll be happy to share what I have collected so far and would enjoy hearing from you! I grew up in the Brookhaven/ Upland area and had many ancestors who worked at the cotton mills and some who were in law enforcement. Many good memories of Hall's Drug store and the fountain sodas, penny candies, Chester Park and sledding on the hill near Parkside. Here are some of the names I'm researching:
WILLIAMS - Washington (died 1918) and Malavnia; their children William, Estelle, Elvira, Jennie, Sarah and Mildred. Also, William Williams who was a former Chief of Police for Chester in 1905.
ELLIOTT - Malvania Elliot (died 1938) and her parents Robert Elliot and Sarah Thompson; Malvania's brother John Elliot who owned a fruit stand at 9th & Edgemont Ave.
DALTON - Joseph Dalton and wife Jane Whitman Dalton. They died 1880 and 1874 respectively. Their children: Ann, Isaac, Elizabeth, Joseph Jr., William, Jane, Mary. Joseph Dalton Jr's son Edward Whitman Dalton.
VAN RIPER - Harmon J. and Catharine Van Riper ( 1818/1901 and 1831/1906). Their children: Amanda, Margaretta, Charles, Kate, Helen, Harman Jr., Valaria or Valerie, Annie, and Mary and William who died young.
PIERCE - James and Edna (Hulmes) Pierce. Born approx. 1838. Their children George Terrel Pierce a Chester police officer who retired in 1940, Laura, James Jr., Annie, Amos, Mary and Frances.
JACKSON - William Arthur Jackson (b. 1828)and Isabella Reynolds (b. 1831) Jackson. TSome of their children: Levi Thomas, William, George, Rachel, James, Theodore, Emery.
Thanks! Tina Jackson Culbertson Cupatea712@hotmail.com
Mary (Siegle) Palko email@example.com (Chester High Class 1960) I just found out about this web site this week. I think it is a great idea and look forward to viewing all it!
Hi Chesterites! How very exciting to find this Web Page! Thank youJohn Bullock. I was born in Chester in 1938 at the old Chester Hospital. My Father, Bert Goodman, had the first radio repair business and later TV repair. My earliest memory of Dad's shop was when it was at 5th and Penn Streets. Goodman Radio Service, maybe someone remembers the shop and my folks? I've spent several hours going down "memory lane" with this site. I hope to find a picture of one of my Dad's old trucks to submit. Thanks again Mr. B. for a wonderful look back to a town dear to my heart! Jean Ann G. Winslow
I'm hooked already. I was raised at 9th & Lloyd. My Dad worked in the evenings at Blackie's Cafe. I remember how all the guys used to hang around the outside of Blackie's and I was instructed by my Father to cross the street and not walk by Blackie's. Names like Chief and Abe Zeitzeff come to mind. My grandfather was Joe DeMaio, who delivered ice with a wagon pulled by horses. I remember that he was a tough man and didn't want the kids climbing on his wagon for fear they would get hurt. I remember Caranci's Drugstore. I also remember another bar across from Blackie's. Can't remember the name of the bar. In the summer time they had music and would leave their doors open to get air. Me and my old friend Helen would dance outside of the bar and listen to the music. I worked at Abbotts store. I guess I was 15. Mrs Abbott, because I abused the privilege, started to keep a record of the ice cream and candy I ate and started deducted that amount from my pay. I had to quit because I owed her money at the end of the week. I remember Lloyd Field. They had boxing there. They also had a rodeo each year. I went to Lincoln School. After school I played basketball with guys like Jody Ambrosini, Ducky (forget his last name)and so many others. I remember Grannie Lash who was younger who also played basketball there. The older guys like Jody and Ducky always gave the younger ones a hard time. (Teasing and getting the ball and not giving it back to us) I played basketball with Helen Abbruzzesi and Ann Cresenzo. I truly enjoyed growing up in Chester and have so many nice memories about my past there. Rose (DiOrio) Watson
Chester High School, Class of 1956, is planning our 45th Reunion. The date: October 27, 2001 - The place: The Towne House Restaurant in Media, PA. If you are a member of the class, and have not received a notice in the mail regarding the reunion, in can only mean that we do not have your correct mailing address. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will mail the notice to you. A response indicating interest or not is requested by May 15th. We are looking forward to seeing all of our classmates. Rose(DiOrio)Watson
CHESTER HIGH SCHOOL CLASSMATES-CLASS OF '51 OUR 50TH YEAR IS HERE ---- If you read this and your address has changed or you are aware of any of our fellow classmates who are no longer with us-- please contact me so I can represent you at the class reunion committee meeting. I am trying to continue on for Thelma Bell Some of the names I would love to from is Landelle Trivett,Laura Oakes, Rita Ottwell.. Send me E-Mail at --- email@example.com or call --1-302-734-4999 GOOD HEALTH ALICE RITTER-'51
enjoyed the picture of the newstand (Burmans) 7th and Edgemont pictured on the right adams men clothing and the old YMCA second and 3rd floor speares store on the right and Simmonds hobby shop' I was a Police Officer in Chester of 30 years went to St James Graduated chester high 1960. Remembeer eveything good about chester loved the old movie theatres lyric,Stanley.Boyd, State,Mac Washington, The trezbon diner, Rainbow diner,Boyd Diner and who could forget jerrys diner John Hampel Catnicki@juno.com
ERROR Re.Comments on 1/3/01 at 10:30. The bookstore wasn't on Kerlin St., it was on Sproul St., north side across the street from the Yellow Bowl.
HI CHESTER, ANYONE REMEMBER W/ H. CRYSTAL DAIRY, CHESTER, PA, I HAVE A MILK BOTTLE AND I CANNOT REMEMBER WHERE IT WAS LOCATED/ PATTIDI@NETZERO.NET
What a fantastic source of information! Thank you. 1954 CHESTER HIGH GRADUATES: We are already making plans for our 50 year reunion which will be held in 2004. If you have never attended a reunion and want information, please contact: Iris (Howett) Messick (Reunion Chairman). Iris@ICDD.com
CHESTER HIGH GRADUATES-CLASS OF '51--- Your class reunion committee is meeting to prepare for your 50th anniversary.. All of you 'out there' please send me update information and I will forward it on to the committee..or- if you are a family member of of CHS-'51 graduate and are aware of information please help us --Our favorite special lady-Thelma Bell is now deceased-I'm trying to continue for her--Just send your notices to - firstname.lastname@example.org Can't wait to see you Alice Ritter
To all former members of Resurrection of Our Lord parish, Chester: There will be a Reunion Mass and luncheon at the Assisi House, Red Hill Road, Aston, PA on Sat April 28th. If interested, you may contact me. Marie L. Creedon email@example.com 610-494-9418
Hi all! My name is Becky and I'm a graduate student at Widener University. I'm doing a need assessment of mental health services in Chester and am looking for some history on the topic. If anyone has some knowledge of earlier mental health services or could point me to more information it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Becky firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a test from "Ye Olde Webmaster"
PS: Sorry the site was unavailable for a while but I believe we're all back up and running now. Thanks for your patience!
I found reference to your site on the Delaware County Genforum board and I want to compliment you on a wonderful job done. I am researching the names; LEVALLEE, LEVAIQUE, MILLER and ROWE. My Great-aunts name was Adeline Levallee (nee Ouellette) who lived in Chester in 1920 and ran a boarding house at 603 East 4th Street. My E-mail address is: email@example.com. Mary Nurmi Manchester CT
NF548@aol.com Nancy Boyd
I just found out about this and i well pass it on. Its great! Maureen McMahon/Mrs Maureen Cresta Bagit98@aol
Maureen R. McMahon/Mrs. Maureen Cresta
Anybody remember a used book store on Kerlin Street? It didn't have a name. I bought my first book ever there in 1952, but the guy had been in Chester much before, because my uncles had bought books there. He was an unusual guy, chain smoker, always a wet cigarette in his mouth; wore a black cardigan sweater, thick dirty glasses, unshaved. You couldn't browse --- too many books stacked all over the place. The store was lit by a bare light bulb hanging from the ceiling. You'd tell him what you wanted and he'd go right to it. Who was the guy? What happened to him and his store? firstname.lastname@example.org
Does anyone remember the Dalton Bakery on 18th street and DiMatteo dry cleaning my uncle was Emil Dimatteo he used to clean all the PMC cadet uniforms. My memories were when I got to spend the weekend over there house and you could smell the "sticky Buns" baking every Sunday morning. I used to spend time waiting for all those handsome cadets to come in to pick up there uniforms, just so I could get to look at those handsome guys.
Howard E. Selheimer: CHS '59, PMC '63. E-mail:selheim2@ wf.quik.com
ATTENTION CHESTER HIGH CLASS OF 1959!!!!!!!!!!! I am looking for names,addresses,etc. of people from Chester High class of 1959. If anyone has any information of such for people whose last names begin witn K thru N , please e-mail me. A class reunion is in the works and a search in underway for former classmates. Thanks, Leona Laspina Zarnoski email@example.com
Nice website. I have to go digging through the photo albums now. I graduated from Chester High in 1966 (supposed to be 1965). My fondest memories are of the St. James dances, Chester West Little League, Vesuvio's Pizza, and how beautiful were the girls in Chester. Oldest memories are walking to the movie house at 3rd and Highland (the Lyric)and climbing the fence at the cereal plant to get the prizes out of the cereal boxes on the way home. The House on the Haunted hill kept me from sleeping for weeks....Grew up in Highland Gardens and still try to remember who lived in each house on each street. Live in Connecticut now and not a hoagie in sight. They acutually think a soft pretzel is supposed to be frozen. Jim R. firstname.lastname@example.org
John - great job on this web site - brings back many, many memories. I remember Bullock's Drug Store, Busby's Grocery Store - right across the street from Chester High School - I lived on Ninth and Parker - I remember the Iannucci's, the Ianelli's - Dr. DeMedio building his new office on the corner of 8th and Kerlin - wow - flashbacks bring a smile to my face. Went to Lincoln School, Showalter and then to Chester High (Class of 1965). I know I'll return to this site many times. Anyone want to contact me and talk old memories I can be reached at Rere628@aol.com. Mary Constantini
young 2000 check out Philadelphia Daily news either summer 2000 or fall 2000 they did a whole series on the fire...sure you'll get the info you need good luck
John, I remember my Dad, Frank Wood(1907-1989), telling stories of going to the ice house and getting a block of ice and hauling it in a wagon to Lloyd field. He would make his own syrups and sell snow cones, I still have the old iron snow cone maker. I went to Wetherill Elementary and Smedly Jr. High and then moved to Florida in 1963. I lived on Avon Road, which was Chester on my side and Parkside on the other. It was near Chester Park, the pictures in your Parks section were great, brought back memories of fire works, sledding and rock climbing. I use to love to go to Hall's Drugstore for Breyers ice cream cones with "jimmies" on top. Anyone ever have one of their Momma's mistakes? My Mom was Lilly Wood, 1915-1981. I am a cousin of Joe Caranci, who suggested the Lloyd Field page. I have two sisters, Barbara, Nancy and brother Bill. I was born in '48. Thanks for the memories. Susan Wood Anderson- email@example.com
If anyone has anything to ad to my comments, please email me I would love to hear from you. firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been enjoying all the memories being shared on this website. And I would like to ad& drop some names to see if anyone can relate with some of people in our past, this is a good test of past memories which helps as we go on our opposite paths in life. Lincoln School 1-6th grade I attended-lived onMacdonald street across from Linton's resturant on 9th & Butler st. Row homes with all my old neighbors, Nancy Mcknight, Leona Laspina, the Mariano's Jerri Ward, Butch Ward, Marie Sabatino, Shirley Jones (mycousin) My dad was Jimmy Bottone, he sold Chevrolet's for General Chevrolet, & a dealership located in Trainer for many yrs. I know alot of people bought automobiles from him for many yrs. and wouldn't buy from anyone else because they trusted his judgement.
Yes, I grow up in McCaffery Village
1330 Pulaski Drive
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