Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Chester (Chet) S. Fedorowicz, 80, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2023 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born March 31, 1943 in Yonkers, NY to Chester S. Fedorowicz, Sr. and Carolyn Cyrulik.  Chet married his college sweetheart, Felicia Gorecki of Parma, OH in 1968 at St. Stanislaus Church in Slavic Village.

He attended Alliance College in Cambridge Springs, PA on a tennis scholarship.  He excelled at tennis and basketball and participated in the sports for many years.  Chet proudly served in 7th Air Force 1967-1968 at Tan Son Nhat Air Base near Saigon, Vietnam during the Tet Offensive.  A career opportunity in IT with Rubbermaid brought the family to Wooster in 1973.  After retiring, Chet owned a successful business as a website developer for numerous businesses around the country.  Additionally, he participated in the PBS award winning documentary Wandering Souls which documented the Tet Offensive.  This documentary included Chet’s photographs as the base was overrun by North Vietnamese troops.

He enjoyed playing music, taught himself to play banjo and guitar and loved listening to Polka Bands and dancing to live bands whenever possible. He also enjoyed watching Westerns.  Chet’s love for animals ranged from rehabilitating injured birds of prey to helping “Safe Capture” during the rescue of a runaway bison in Wooster.  An avid backpacker, Chet enjoyed three trips to the Yukon and was flown to a remote lake for two weeks at a time in the mountain wilderness for camping, hiking and fishing.  Two of the trips included his daughter, Shari.   He loved the freedom of the open road and would often ride his Harley to hiking trails in the Adirondacks, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Chet was a member of the VFW, Elks, National Ski Patrol with the Dept. of the Interior, and was a certified member of the International Graphoanalysis Society.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years Felicia, daughters Loren of Wooster, OH and Shari (Mike Boucher) of Middleboro, MA.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Chet will be remembered for being a loving and dedicated husband and an incredibly supportive and caring father along with his exceptional athletic skills and witty sense of humor.

Chet is deeply loved, forever cherished and will always be missed.  It was a pleasure going through life with him and we will celebrate all the loving memories and laughs.

Inurnment will take place at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery with a private service to celebrate his life.

The family would like to thank Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare for their exceptional kindness and care.

Memorial contributions in Chet’s memory can be made to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or 555th Honors Detachment, 14834 Jordan Road, Creston, OH 44217.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


  1. Although we were neighbors for over 20 years (we lived on Taylor), I really didn’t know all this about Chet. Keith and I send our deepest and our sincere condolences to Felicia and family. Sounds like you were all blessed to have this wonderful man in your life. What a well-written obituary!

  2. You have our deepest sympathy and we are so sorry to hear about Chet!!! May he rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  3. Felicia, Loren, and Shari
    I just heard about Chet’s passing. Sending you all prayers and hugs during this difficult time. My fondest memory of Chet was when he and my dad thought it was a good idea to put me on a saddle that Chet had for years and never oiled. Needless to say when we went trail riding my horse jumped over a creek and I was shot like a rocket in the air and landed with that saddle still between my legs. Wasn’t funny until my dad and Chet retold it to others. He will be surely missed.

    Big hugs, Christa Falb

  4. I worked for many years with Chet at Rubbermaid. He was the ultimate professional. I am sorry to see this news. I really like seeing all the interests in his life. Especially the rehab of raptors.

  5. My sincere condolences to Felicia and Chet’s family. He was the first person I met when I interviewed at Rubbermaid in 1976. Over the years I worked with him on many projects and took quite a few business trips with him. He was a great guy to know and work with. I’m truly saddened by his passing.


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