June 16, 1933 ~ October 8, 2019

Born in: West Seneca NY,
Resided in: N. Chili, New York

N. Chili: Chester Seil (Chet) passed away peacefully on October 8, 2019 following a brief illness. Chet is joyfully reunited with Millie, his wife of 61 years who predeceased him in 2017. He is survived by his children Mark and Theresa (Debra Celestino) Seil, loving grand-daughters Erika Marie and Melissa Ann Seil, sister-in-law Angie Guarino, many nieces and nephews. The youngest of four children, Chet was predeceased by his parents, Maurand and Alice Lucy Seil, brothers Maurand and Ken, and sister Alice Lucy.
A graduate of Aquinas high school, Chet proudly served in the Army during the Korean War. He returned after being stationed in Germany and worked at Gleasons before landing his job at Eastman Kodak, where he worked as a machinist until his retirement in 1991. Never one to shy away from hard work, Chet was also retired from the Gannett Company, where he did late night newspaper deliveries to the local paper carriers. He was proud to be the guy who hired the first female paper route carrier! Millie and Chet enjoyed many annual trips to their honeymoon destination of Las Vegas, simple drives on a sunny afternoon, and time with their family.
Chet was a big NASCAR fan. In his younger days, he and Mark would often go to the local and regional stock car races. And he never gave up hope that “this year” would be the Super Bowl year for his beloved Buffalo Bills! Chet could fix almost anything, and had ingenuity to match his always-ready wit. He leaves the gifts of love, devotion and humor to his family. He will be deeply missed and carried forever in our hearts.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Westwood Commons where Chet lived for nearly three years. He cared very much for the staff and aides that showered him with love and kindness. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Chet’s memory to Westwood Commons Activity Department, 50 Union Square Blvd., North Chili, NY 14514.
Chet’s visitation will be held Monday, October 14th 4-8 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Rd. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, October 15th 11:00 AM at St. Christopher’s Church 3350 Union Street, N. Chili. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit
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Visitation: October 14, 2019 4:00 pm - October 14, 2019 8:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Service: October 15, 2019 11:00 am - October 15, 2019 11:00 am

St. Christopher's Church
3350 Union St
North Chili, NY 14514

Burial: October 15, 2019 12:00 am - October 15, 2019 12:00 am

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
2461 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612

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Westwood Commons Activity Department

50 Union Square Blvd N. Chili, NY USA 14514

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  1. Dear Theresa & Deb, Mark, Erika and Melissa –
    We know how very much Chet loved you all. It’s been a long road for him and for you – as you cared for him. Wishing for you all that the memories of the love you shared and wonderful times bring you peace. May this year be a good one for his beloved Buffalo Bills! Ya Got To Billieve! May he rest in the peace and love of the Lord with Millie for eternity. God bless you all – MB & Mike

  2. Dear Theresa,
    Your dad sounds like a wonderful family man! I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences and wishes for peace and comfort.

  3. Theresa & Mark

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Alot of great memories with you & Mark & Uncle Chet & Aunt Millie. May He Rest in Peace & is now reunited with Aunt Millie

  4. Dear Theresa,

    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. May you find comfort through cherished memories and knowing that he now is at peace.

  5. Growing up in the 10th ward and playing sandlot baseball over at the Marshall playground was a way of life back in the 40’s. Chet and his Pullman Ave friends were constant attendee’s there and where I knew him. Although he went to a different school and seeing him nearly each day, we were friends. I did attend Marshall with his wife Millie, it was fun seeing him at our Marshall Reunions every 5 years, and reminiscing about our youth and the good times, we had.
    Rest in Peace, Chet.

    Your friend,
    Sam Farah

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