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Chester Taylor Lauck

Date of Death: April 23, 2023
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Visitation
Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Sunday 4/30, 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Service
Winchester Church of God
2080 N. Frederick Pike
Winchester, VA 22603
Monday 5/1, 11:00 am
Cemetery
Shenandoah Memorial Park
1270 Front Royal Pike
Winchester, VA 22602
(540) 667-2012 | Map
Monday 5/1
Memorial

Memorial contributions may be made to
Winchester SPCA
111 Featherbed Lane
Winchester, VA 22601

Any local animal shelter of the donor’s choice

Chester Taylor Lauck, 66 of Winchester, VA, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2023 at Winchester Medical Center. Chief Lauck suffered a cardiac event at his home very early Saturday morning, several hours after engaging in firefighting operations on a wildland fire on Back Creek Road in Gore, Virginia. Given the circumstances surrounding his death,Continue Reading

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Trish marek (tidwell) left a message on May 12, 2023:
Although it’s been several years since we’ve crossed paths, U will be sadly missed. U touched a lot of lives. My condolences
William Richard Bowmaster left a message on May 2, 2023:
Rest in peace brother. You have been a friend, colleague, and mentor to me for over 30 years. You will never be forgotten. Becky, Jeremy, and Josh are in my prayers.
Patsy Mathias Evans left a message on May 2, 2023:
In memory of Chester Taylor Lauck, Patsy Mathias Evans lit a candle
Patsy Mathias Evans left a message on May 2, 2023:
My prayers and thoughts are with Becky and family. There is no doubt Chester is now an Angel in Heaven watching over Becky, his family and acquaintances. From what I've read and heard, Chester touched and helped so many. He was One of God's Blessings to others. He definitely made the world a much better place to live for all. I live out of the area, but I went to school with Chester all those years, and remember him so well. Picture of 4th grade brought back memories.... God Be With You Becky and your family always
John and Paula Bispo left a message on May 1, 2023:
May the memories we all have of Chester help us ease the sorrow of his loss. RIP.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Patti Pine left a message on May 1, 2023:
In memory of Chester Taylor Lauck, Patti Pine lit a candle
Kelly Loomis left a message on May 1, 2023:
In memory of Chester Taylor Lauck, Kelly Loomis lit a candle
Cathy Milstead Long left a message on May 1, 2023:
Thank You for everything you did!!! Great Man, Great Teacher, you will be missed!!! Fly High! RIP
Tracey McLaurin left a message on May 1, 2023:
On behalf of the Lord Fairfax EMS Council, I'd like to extend our condolences to Becky, Jeremy, Josh, & the rest of Chester's family. I've known Chester since I was a child & always knew him as one of the kindest & most selfless people ever. If the rest of us do only half of what Chester did in his lifetime, it'll be a life well lived. Rest in peace, Chief.
Harry, Alice, Robbie and Meghan left a message on May 1, 2023:
In memory of Chester Taylor Lauck, Harry, Alice, Robbie and Meghan lit a candle
Michael Strawderman left a message on May 1, 2023:
So very sorry for your loss, and my thoughts are with my cousin Chester's immediate family, as well as with his brothers Ronnie and Roger. Wish I could be there in person so show my respect. I'm amazed at all the outpouring of condolences and thoughts from the County and surrounding areas.
Karen Ramey Jeter left a message on May 1, 2023:
Thoughts and prayers to Becky & family.
Lynn A. Miller left a message on May 1, 2023:
It is with great pride and honor that I have known and considered Chief Chester Lauck as a Friend and Brother having been associated with him professionally and personally for close to five decades. Chester was the quintessential public servant and dedicated his life to public service through the Fire & Rescue Services never once hesitating to answer the call to those in need. He has now answered his last call and sits with our Lord prepared to serve in his next life. Let us all rejoice in Chester's life and comfort his family in the days to come.
Barbara & Joe Salyer left a message on May 1, 2023:
Becky, Josh, & Jeremy, No words can describe how sorry we are for your loss. Chester will be missed in so many ways by so many. The accolades have been amazing; reading about the many folks he has helped that never made the obvious headlines.One cannot think of you ALL when thinking of Chester as you all have served selflessly throughout the decades; we are so grateful as family members and part of our great community for everything you all have done.Continued prayers as you go through this difficult time; hugs to you all. ❤
Becky Whetzel (Schuller) left a message on April 30, 2023:
In memory of Chester Taylor Lauck, Becky Whetzel (Schuller) lit a candle
William Schuller, III left a message on April 30, 2023:
Chester was an amazing friend, teacher, and mentor through the years. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times.
GUY AND JOYCE REYNARD left a message on April 30, 2023:
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSE CHESTER WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON TO KNOW HE IS A SIMPIE OF HERO AND WILL NOT BE FORGOT
Roger Ashley left a message on April 30, 2023:
Very professional firefighter he's going to be greatly missed he was a professional God bless him and his family
hans nydam left a message on April 30, 2023:
Sorry for your sudden loss. Chester was a special and good person. He will be missed. Hans, Beverly and Trudy Nydam
Vicky Jeffcoat left a message on April 30, 2023:
Becky and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your sons at this very sad time of your life. Chester was a very good friend, remember him from high school. Didn’t get to see him much throughout his long and famtastic career, sounds like he did just about everything. And was a great mentor to a lot of people. So many people loved you both so much. And i will never forget the picture on FB of you guys kissing, it was so special, and you’ll have so many memories to keep with all the pictures that people have taken in the past! I know he will be greatly missed especially by his family and all of his friends and fire comany family. God Bless you Chester. We love you! R.I.P. 🙏😇♥️🤗
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Patie Ferrell left a message on April 30, 2023:
I work for Frederick County Administration & it was my great pleasure to have met this kind, wonderful gentlemen. I didn't see him very often, but when I did he was a true gentlemen and always stopped to chat. Thank you for the memories and your service to the County. You will be greatly missed! Condolences to the family.
Diana Hartman left a message on April 29, 2023:
Sending our deepest sympathy to Becky and the family. Chester will be missed by so many. Jeff and Diana
Tina Harris left a message on April 29, 2023:
Chester was well know and a wonderful person to be around. He inspired a lot everyone he met and was a great inspiration for all.RIP Chester you will be greatly missed
Bruce D. Harmon left a message on April 29, 2023:
Thanks for your service chief. You were a dozer operator for me on several fires years ago. I am retired now 5 years from the forestry department and seemingly losing comrades more often as the years pass. Rest easy.
Wayne Martin left a message on April 29, 2023:
Chief was a great man and mentor for me to look up to. I will miss him everyday and I will always keep his words of wisdom and praise close to my heart. Until we meet again sir.
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Kathi Clevenger( Boyce) left a message on April 29, 2023:
I went to school with Chester he was always a kind person. Prayers to his family and loved ones
TERESA WISNESKI left a message on April 28, 2023:
Thoughts and prayers to the family.
Arnold "Hutch" Hutchinson left a message on April 28, 2023:
Sincere condolences to the family, close friends and FD members. Chester was a decent straight up guy, with a great disposition. He was very knowledgeable, well liked and a pleasure to work with. It was my honor to have worked with him for the short time when he was at National Airport. I'm sure he will be missed by many friends and FD folks alike. Rest In Peace Brother.....
Tim largent left a message on April 28, 2023:
Prayers to the family and friends he was a very nice guy
Winchester-Frederick County LEPC left a message on April 28, 2023:
On behalf of the LEPC, our deepest sympathy for all during this difficult time. Chester was a great mentor, colleague, and friend. We will miss him dearly.
Stephen Gray left a message on April 28, 2023:
To the family of Chester:My sincere thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Cheater was a long time friend and I recall many memories of running EMS and Fire calls. Chester had a real passion for his community service and will always be remembered 🙏🙏🙏🙏
Will Gosline left a message on April 28, 2023:
In memory of Chester Taylor Lauck, Will Gosline lit a candle
The Kitts Family left a message on April 27, 2023:
The Lauck family is in our thoughts and prayers. Just know the cannon crew in heaven just gained another member. Boy are they having fun.
Peggy Vaughn left a message on April 27, 2023:
So sorry for your loss sending prayers to you and your sons🙏🙏🙏
Jeffrey Taylor left a message on April 27, 2023:
I went to school with him, I worked with him, I rode fire trucks with him, Chester was my friend. He will be missed by many. Go and rest in peace.
lorraine miller left a message on April 27, 2023:
Becky i am so sorry for your loss he was a great person Frank Bryson though a lot of him
Clarence Ed Stokes left a message on April 27, 2023:
In memory of Chester Taylor Lauck, Clarence Ed Stokes lit a candle
Clarence E Stokes left a message on April 27, 2023:
In memory of Chester Taylor Lauck, Clarence E Stokes lit a candle
Amanda D McCann left a message on April 27, 2023:
Chester was a hero in so many ways, I was honored to know him.
Susan Bock left a message on April 26, 2023:
Chester will be loved and missed by all that knew him. He was a true Hero and I have always been proud to call him my cousin. He could hug you so hard and his smile would light up a room. But mostly I’ll miss that message year on my birthday. He would send happy birthday cuz and I would say happy birthday cuz. We shared the same birthday. Love you Chester Always and Forever. Fly high🕊❣️🙏🏽
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Helen and Mike Lake left a message on April 26, 2023:
Mike and I are so fortunate to have known Chester. His generous heart and sweet nature were a strong core of the brave and selfless first responder as a firefighter he was. Our most sincere condolences to his wife Becky and their sons and family. Chester truly made a difference.
Rumsey Lee Crouse III left a message on April 26, 2023:
In memory of Chester Taylor Lauck, Rumsey Lee Crouse III lit a candle
Adam jones left a message on April 26, 2023:
In memory of Chester Taylor Lauck, Adam jones lit a candle
Mary Davey left a message on April 26, 2023:
Becky & family… Our heart hurts with you over the loss of Chester!! We are praying for your family!!
Thelma Curry left a message on April 26, 2023:
Becky and family. So sorry for your loss Chester was a great man and hero to many. I know he will live on in everyone he has touched. He is smiling down on all of us. Class of 1975 JW will never be the same.
Robert Rexrode left a message on April 26, 2023:
Sorry for your loss and will be in my thoughts and prayers. I learn lots from both Chiefs Chester and Ron and forever grateful to both.
Rachael McCarthy left a message on April 26, 2023:
Chester was one-in-a-million. This world certainly was a better place with him in it. Blessings to Becky and his family during this difficult time.
Tara Soden left a message on April 26, 2023:
I’m truly sorry to the family. Chester was an amazing human being. I was only 10 when I first met him at Round Hill, but he use to greet me with a smile when I walked in. He had a good heart and made a huge impact on so many people. He will be missed but never forgotten. ❤️
Karen Rawls left a message on April 26, 2023:
I am so sorry to hear about Chester. Very sad loss. He was a wonderful friend.
Walter Volrie left a message on April 26, 2023:
What a sad day for all who knew Chet. You will be missed brother.
Gloria Connell left a message on April 26, 2023:
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Lauck family. God bless.
Dan Cunningham left a message on April 26, 2023:
On behalf of the Frederick County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association we would like to pass our thoughts and prayers to the Lauck Family. Chief Lauck was an inspiration to many volunteers over the years. We were blessed to have known Chester. Rest In Peace my friend.
Bev and Dave Kushnir left a message on April 26, 2023:
In memory of Chester Taylor Lauck, Bev and Dave Kushnir lit a candle
Laurie Harris left a message on April 26, 2023:
Thought and prayers for Chester Family. Sorry for your all loss.
Billy Zirkle left a message on April 26, 2023:
Hearing of the passing of Chester is one that hits deep. He was a really good man and lucky enuff to known him and his family for many years. God got a good one....🙏🙏
Kenny Thomas left a message on April 26, 2023:
Chester was a great friend. I have worked with him on fires in the swamps of North Carolina, fires in Virginia, to the hurricanes in Texas. We have lost a great person. I will miss him terribly.
Sheila and Randy Brooks left a message on April 26, 2023:
So very sorry for your loss
Judy groah left a message on April 26, 2023:
The groah family sends our condolences
Mrs Glen Morreale (MWAA) left a message on April 26, 2023:
Thank you
Wardell and Yvonne Dixon left a message on April 26, 2023:
Our sincere sympathy to the family. Prayers for all the family during this difficult time. God Bless.
Rhona Collins left a message on April 26, 2023:
So sorry to hear of your great loss. Holding you and your family in the light.
Jim “Doc” Dodson left a message on April 26, 2023:
A priest once to me, upon hearing that I was a volunteer firefighter, that Firemen, Police, Nurses, Doctors and many others are angels that are put on earth to help God’s people in times of need. When our job is done we are called back to heaven for rest and to be with loved ones that went before. To the family and friends of Chester Lauck know that his job here is finished and he has been called home with the other angels. His memory and the love and respect we share will remain in our hearts. Until we meet again, Goodbye Chief.
Tiffany left a message on April 26, 2023:
My thoughts and prayers for everyone in this time. Chester I told you I will go to Spring Nationals. I will go! You will be missed by many! Much love and respect. Rest my friend.
Nick Sabo left a message on April 26, 2023:
Godspeed, Chester. You will be missed!
Bonnie Coffman Whitacre left a message on April 25, 2023:
Chester you were an inspiration to everyone that came into your life. Rest well.
Susan Lichliter left a message on April 25, 2023:
Love and Prayers to the Lauck family. It has been a blessing to know Chester and his family since meeting them 8 years ago at the N-SSA Fort Shenandoah. Chester was always so friendly and I loved talking and laughing with him. He will be missed but the memories and positive impact he had on so many will stay with us forever.
Kelly Diane Orndorff left a message on April 25, 2023:
To the Lauck family I am so very very sorry for the Passing of Chester you all are in my thought and prayers
Philip McKee left a message on April 25, 2023:
It hurts to see you taken from us so soon. I can remember you growing up in our neighborhood,later as a volunteer firefighter and continuing your career.You did us all proud Chester, you will be missed.
Terry Wolverton left a message on April 25, 2023:
GOD rest your soul my brother, until we meet again!
Rachelle Carter-Crim & Richie Crim left a message on April 25, 2023:
Becky, Jeremy, Josh and Family, You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Words can't express the loss of Chester. Know that we are here for you all in these difficult times.
Erv Rinker left a message on April 25, 2023:
My condolensces on the passing of Chester. He was dedicated to the profession from day one, so no surprise of what he accomplished in his professional life. He was truly a shining light in the local firefighting/ems community and will be greatly missed
Brian myers left a message on April 25, 2023:
In memory of Chester Taylor Lauck, Brian myers lit a candle
Greg Bradford left a message on April 25, 2023:
I am so sorry to hear about Chester. He was a role model for everyone he came in contact with. He has done so much for our community and will be missed by many of us. I will keep Becky, Josh, and Jeremy along with rest of the family and friends in my thoughts and prayers. He will always be a part of our hearts.
Jez left a message on April 25, 2023:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lauck family, RHCVFD family and all who new Chief Lauck. I always welcomed the wisdom and great insight he provided in our conversations.Jeziorowski family Buffalo NY
Janet Nesselrodt left a message on April 25, 2023:
my Condolence and Prayers to the Lauck Family and all his Firemen and EMS Family , RIP My Friend,
Barry A Coxhra left a message on April 25, 2023:
I remember Chester well from school and professionally Such a wonderful man. He will be sorely missed. My condolences and prayers to his family, friends and coworkers 🙏🙏🙏
Lisa evans left a message on April 25, 2023:
I remember when I first met him was at fire academy he was so nice when they had training at his station he would let come out help and my husband went to school with him
David Jenkins left a message on April 25, 2023:
Rest in Peace my friend!
Wayne Snodderly left a message on April 25, 2023:
Condolences to the family and friends of Chester. May he rest easy. From retired firefighter Wayne Snodderly MWAA.
Marie V PattersonI left a message on April 25, 2023:
I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, & dedicated servant to our Frederick County community.
Janet puffinberger left a message on April 25, 2023:
I am so sorry to the family and many friend he left behind he was a good man really going to miss him at round hill my heart is heavy at this time may God be with all of us may he be at peace R.I.P
Jodi Barberio left a message on April 25, 2023:
One of the greatest I have ever been blessed to know. Hugs and prayers, he will be greatly missed 💔
Jeff, Amy, Eilish and Ian Bailey left a message on April 25, 2023:
May God be with you during this time and may happy memories carry you through the difficult times.
John Boyd left a message on April 25, 2023:
In memory of Chester Taylor Lauck, John Boyd lit a candle
Brenda Stottlemyer(Feltner) left a message on April 25, 2023:
Thinking of you Becky, Josh, Jeremy and family. Condolences to all his Fire and Rescue friends and families!
Martha Omps Miller left a message on April 25, 2023:
Chester was not only a good friend but a great mentor to many. My girl's first met Chester during the Fred Co fair in 1994 when they started showing animals. He was always there to lend a helping hand to us newbies and help us along the way. He then was a mentor to Ashley when she went thru the fire academy. Rest in peace my friend. Prayers for Becky. Josh, Jeremy and family.
Duane Canfield. Lauck. left a message on April 25, 2023:
In memory of Chester Taylor Lauck, Duane Canfield. Lauck. lit a candle
Lanny and Melissa DeHaven left a message on April 25, 2023:
Many condoleces to Becky, Josh and Jeremy And Families so Sorry for your loss
Bonnir Brill left a message on April 25, 2023:
In memory of Chester Taylor Lauck, Bonnir Brill lit a candle
Dale Ballenger left a message on April 25, 2023:
So sorry for your loss and sending prayers for the family.
Josephine Jenkins left a message on April 25, 2023:
So sorry for your loss Becky and the boys love you guys.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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