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Chester Bialas

Of St. Francis, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2014 at the age of 64, after a brief battle with cancer.  Chet was born in 1950 in Druhte, Germany to Jozef and Stefania Bialas, who preceded him in death.  Retired from Allen Bradley after 35 years of dedicated service, Chet also served as a UE1111 officer for 25 years, and was devoted to the fair treatment of all people.  A proud patriot, Chet served in the US Army for “2 years, 11 months, and 13 days”.  He attended St. Vincent DePaul grade school and graduated from Don Bosco high school in 1967.  He loved all sports and shared his passion by serving as a coach for youth soccer and little league teams for many years. He was also an avid fisherman and talented woodworker.  He is survived by the love of his life and wife, Barbara (nee Baginski) formerly Golden.  His sons Joseph Bialas and Josh Golden, sister Krysia (Edward) McCoy and brother Tony (Toni) Bialas.  Further remembered by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Special thanks to the exceptional staff at Aurora VNA Zilber Family Hospice for their wonderful care.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 4-8 PM, with a Parish Vigil at 7 PM.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 3722 S. 58th St. (PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH).  Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery.


  • Linda Jones says:

    Barb, I am so sorry for your loss of your wonderful Chet. He made a lasting impression on all of us who worked with him. A truly great and FUNNY guy!
    In Sympathy
    Linda Jones

  • ken lochte says:

    Barb,I was deeply saddened to hear of Chets passing.One thing I’ll always remember about Chet is his willingness to help his union brothers and sisters. I know he loved you very much.Keep this love in your heart and he will be with you always.In Sympathy Ken Lochte

  • Brian Galligan says:

    So sorry to hear of Chet’s passing. I worked with Chet at Allen-Bradley and always enjoyed conversing with him. He will be missed, his devotion to his Union Brothers and Sisters showed his passion for life and fairness in this world.
    God’s speed Brother.
    Brian Galligan Modelshop D.120

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