Chester Nixson


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday, June 8, 2018
South Corning United Methodist Church
12 Caton Road

Obituary of Chester H. Nixson

Chester H. Nixson, age 100, of Naylor Lane in Painted Post, NY died Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Absolut Care at Three Rivers.

Chester was born on March 24, 1918 in Corning to Walter and Eva Fay (Betts) Nixson. He married Elwilda Clark on August 24, 1940 in Corning and was predeceased by her on April 19, 2006. During and after high school, he worked at and managed various gas service stations in the area. Chester then went to work for Corning Glass Works in 1940 and retired in 1978. For many years, he owned and operated a TV sales and repair business. After his retirement, he volunteered for Meals On Wheels, repaired talking machines for the Red Cross and the Corning Library, and painted houses. He continued in the business of repairing TV's until the age of 94.

Chester was a long-time member of the South Corning United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Sueanne Longo of Corning; sister, Jean Wenban of Corning; brother, Lewis Nixon of Corning; granddaughter, Tiffany (Shaun) Keyes of Madison, MS; great grandchildren, Zoe and Zayn Keyes; close friend, Eloise Chapin. He was predeceased by his wife, Elwilda, brother, Ivan Nixon, and sister, Lillian Fuller.

Calling hours will be held on Friday June 8th at the South Corning United Methodist Church, 12 Caton Road, Corning, NY from 2 until 3 PM where funeral services will follow at 3:00 PM with Reverend Patrick Holder officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Knoll Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the church.

Chester's family entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.

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