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Chief Chester W. Segers
INVERNESS, FL - Chief Chester W. Segers, U.S. Navy (Ret), 86, passed away Friday, November 15, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Phyllis M. (Walsh) Segers. Born in Blount County, Alabama, a son of the late Clayton and Cotha Mae (McDonald) Segers, he resided in Pawtucket before moving to Florida in 1992.
Chief Segers retired from the US Navy with over 21 years of service. He was awarded the Navy Unit Citation; 5 Good Conduct Medals; National Defense Service Medal; American Theatre Campaign Medal; WWII Victory Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal. He was a member of the Old Antarctic Explorers Association and was among the first group to winter at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, where he served for 12 months. Chief Segers also served as Chef on President Truman's yacht, the USS Williamsburg. Following his Naval service he was employed by James Ferrera & Sons, Inc., Canton, MA.
He leaves a son, Michael C. Segers and his wife, Cathy of Milford, MA; a daughter, Kathleen M. Johnson and her husband, Raymond of Pawtucket; a brother, Jack E. Segers of Ft. Oglethorpe, GA; a sister, Sarah A. Uptain of Chattanooga, TN; three grandchildren and his companion, Winnie Simpers.
VISITATION will be Thursday 10 a.m. to noon at WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Committal Service with Military Honors at 1 p.m. at the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 would be appreciated. TRIPPFUNERALHOME.com
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