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Lt. Cmdr. Chester Francis Broton
  • December 2, 1927 - December 2, 2012
  • Hollywood, South Carolina

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Kelli, thinking of you and your family in this time of need!

The Cappa Family


Posted by: Tom Cappa - Syracuse, NY - friend of reloative   Dec 20, 2012

You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of Chet. He was a sweet, kind and generous man. I have great memories of him visiting in Syracuse, he always stopped at his Aunt Eva and Uncle Jack Broton's house. And I remember how thrilled beyond words he was to finally have the son they always wanted. He used to joke that he had the first redheaded Broton.
God bless you all, Chet made a lasting impression on everyone he met, and I feel privileged to be among them.


Posted by: Deborah Mullen VanMeter - Yakima, WA - niece through marriage   Dec 19, 2012

I wish to extend to you and to members of your family my deepest sympathy on your loss. May the Lord's loving promises comfort you and give you strength as you walk through this difficult time. On behalf of a grateful nation and an expression of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one, if you wish for a personalized memorial card mailed to you with history of playing of taps, 21 gun salutes, meaning of

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Posted by: Chaplain Richard Reuer - Minot, ND   Dec 19, 2012

My heart and prayers go out to the entire Broton family. Let me know if I can help in any way. Donna Powell


Posted by: DONNA AND STEVE POWELL - Wadmalaw Island, SC - friend   Dec 09, 2012

My father, Lcdr George Lathan Sr and Chester were in the Navy together in the Mineforce and were fellow Masons and Sojourners.Chet Jr. and I went to Porter Gaud together and were close friends. I used to spend the night at the house in Hollywood when Chet Jr. and I were kids and always remember Chester Sr. as this bigger than life man that had no fear because of his size. He was just a big teddy bear though. He was a nice man and will be missed.


Posted by: George Lathan Jr. - Charleston, SC - Friend of family   Dec 06, 2012

Fair winds and following seas!

Swede Carlsen


Posted by: william Carlsen, MNCS,USN (Ret) - Bronx, NY - Shipmate   Dec 05, 2012

All Chester's shipmates in the Association of Minemen mourn his passing. Our sincere condolences go out to the family during this time of sadness. Knowing that we shall all meet again where there is no pain or suffering confirms the knowledge that the Lord will ghrant us his eternal peace.


Posted by: Derick S. Hartshorn - Conover, NC - shipmate   Dec 05, 2012

CHESTER WILL BE SADLY MISSED. HE WAS FAITHFUL IN GETTING A RED ROSE EVERY WEEK TO PUT ON HIS WIFE'S GRAVE. i THOUGHT THAT WAS SO SWEET OF HIM TO REMEMBER HER THAT WAY. HE ENJOYED PLAYING WITH MY LITTLE DOG GINGER WHEN HE WAS IN THE SHOP. PHILLIP, CHESTER ALWAYS MENTIONED WHEN YOU OR HE WOULD VISIT AND HE ENJOYED HIS TIME WITH YOU. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY AND HOLD YOUR MEMORIES CLOSE TO YOU HEART ALWAYS.


Posted by: BALDWIN'S FLORIST - HOLLYWOOD, SC   Dec 04, 2012