CROWELL, Col.  Chester Dunbar Jr. …..

Suddenly at McCormick Home, London, on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, Col. Chester Dunbar Crowell Jr., US Army Rtd., in his 85th year.  Beloved husband of Dr. Joyce Carlyle, the late Mary Lou Crowell and Georgia Crowell.  Dear step-father of Ariel Rubissow Okamoto and her husband Paul of San Francisco and Peter Rubissow and his wife Afsoon Razavi of Napa California. Cherished step-grandpa of Tira and Mikki Okamoto and Laili Rubissow.  Also missed by his cousins Wilma Sinclair of California and Marilynn Smith of Washington DC. Predeceased by his infant children Charlotte and Bruce Crowell and his baby brother Charles.  Chester had a 30 year career in the American Army, where he was an African Specialist and an Intelligence administrator.  He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars and held several command positions; notably in Germany and Turkey.  His last assignment was as the Military Attaché to the US Embassy in Lagos Nigeria.  An avid sailor on his ketch “Snowbird”, Chester sailed her alone from Annapolis Maryland to Burlington Bay.  Calling himself a “Terminal Intermediate” skier, he enjoyed Aspen, Collingwood and Boler Mountain.  Fitness and golf were important to Chester.  Col. Crowell was a member of Syracuse Central City Lodge, a member of the Scottish Rite, and belonged to Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity at Syracuse University.  In his last years Chester was best friend with his caregiver Manolita Pace and with Theresa Cramer, his best girlfriend. Friends will be received by the family from 5-7pm on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London.  The funeral service will be conducted at St. Luke’s Chapel – CPRI, 600 Sanatorium Road, London, on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 2pm.  Interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, NY, on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 1pm.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Children’s Health Foundation, 345 Westminster Avenue, London, ON  N6C 4V3.  Online condolences accepted at 

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