Chester Norman Barnett, Jr. “Chooch”
September 14, 1942 - April 16, 2019
Chester Norman Barnett, Jr. “Chooch”, age 76, of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
Born in Wilmington, DE on September 14, 1942, he was a son of the late Chester Norman and Anita (Redmond) Barnett, Sr. Chester graduated from Conrad High School and then worked for B & O Railroad as an engineer, retiring after 23 years of dedicated service.
A history buff, Chester enjoyed discussions about the Civil War and WWII. He was a life member of Aetna Hose Hook & Ladder Co., and prior to joining Aetna he was a member of the Elsmere Fire Company No. 1, Minquas Fire Company and Wilmington Manor Volunteer Fire Company, Station 28. Chester was an avid musician who enjoyed participating in marching band, drum & bugle corps and fife & drum corps. He especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren participating in each of them.
In addition to his parents, Chester was preceded in death by his son, Adam Barnett. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Marjorie Ellen Barnett; daughter, Eve Marie Minner (Carl); brother, Jeff Barnett; and grandchildren, Haley Gill and Brendan Minner.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Chester’s memory to Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder, Co., 31 Academy Street, Newark, DE 19711.