Chester Robert Patchell (Ches), 85 of North East, MD, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018.
A lifelong resident of North East, he was born on August 8, 1933, the son of the late William Thomas and the Mary (Nickle) Patchell.
A proud veteran of the Korean War, Ches served in the U.S. Navy until 1955. He then worked at Aberdeen Proving Ground retiring after 38 years of service.
Ches was a gentle man with a good sense of humor who loved his family. He loved bowling, golf, all sports and managed Little League Teams for quite a few years. He and his wife enjoyed bingo, cards, croquet and loved his trips to Las Vegas.
A longtime member of Hart’s UM Church, Elk Neck Ches loved being a part of all their activities, the Peach Festival, making Easter Eggs and just enjoying their great fellowship.
He is survived by his wife: Marjorie Ann (Alexander) Patchell; their children: Kenneth Patchell (Stephanie) of Lynchburg, VA, Tracey Patchell (Sheri) of North East, MD, Dana Krauss (Steve) of North East, MD; grandchildren: Brianne Friberg (Brian), Shaun Patchell (Raquel), Jennie Patchell, Kristine Woodworth (Daniel), Michael Patchell, Brooke Krauss, Taylor Krauss; and 2 great grandchildren: Keenan Friberg and Stella Patchell.
In addition to his parents, Ches was preceded by a son: Russell Patchell and a brother: William C. Patchell.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 31, 2018 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Crouch Funeral Home, P.A., 127 South Main Street, North East, MD and again on Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at Hart's United Methodist Church, 3203 Turkey Point Road, North East, MD, where funeral services will begin at 11:00 am.
Interment will follow in North East Methodist Cemetery, North East, MD.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations to Hart's UM Church or Amedisys Hospice, both in care of the funeral home.