Born: July 7, 1926

Died: May 22, 2014

Married: Dorothy Patnode, April 1, 1967


Chiefly known for: Chester A. Fobare was a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Navy as a Machinist's Mate Third Class from 1944 to 1946. He earned the American Theatre Medal, Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal and commendations from 3rd and 5th Fleet.

A friend remembered that Chester had been headed to the invasion of Japan when the U.S. dropped the atomic bomb; he credited that his survival to that action. He also spent time at Sunmount, the Veterans Administration Hospital in Tupper Lake.

See the Adirondack Daily Enterprise on May 23, 2014, for a complete obituary.