Chester T. Gajda

chester gajda

May 29, 1935 ~ May 22, 2023

Born in: New York, NY
Resided in: Mt. Sinai, NY

Chester T. Gajda of Mt. Sinai, NY, passed away peacefully at the age of 87 on May 22, 2023 . Beloved Husband to the late Agnes (Doran) Gajda who he was married to for 61 years. Devoted Father of Mark (Patty) Gajda, Donna (Chris) Fautas, Allyson (Brian) Murphy and Peter (Carolyn) Gajda. Never to be forgotten Pop-Pop/Poppy of Jason (Jennifer), Jennifer (Patrick), Marc (Katherine), Kristin (Shawn), Michael (Brandon), Nicholas (Alex) and Timothy. Great Pop-Pop of Nathan, Scarlett, Madilynn and Lillian. Reposing at Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place, 551 Rte 25A, Miller Place, NY 11764. Visitation Tuesday May 30th, 2023, 4-8 pm. Funeral Mass Wednesday May 31st, 2023, 11am at St. Louis de Montfort R.C. Church, Sound Beach, NY. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Coram, NY.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making memorial donations to the following:

Polish American Cultural Association
5 Pulaski Pt
Port Washington NY 11050

Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice of Suffolk

505 Main Street
Northport NY 11768

Checks payable to VNSHS or donate online


Visitation: May 30, 2023 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A

Mass: May 31, 2023 11:00 am

St. Louis de Montfort R.C. Church
75 New York Avenue


Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
3442 Rt. 112
CORAM, NY 11727

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  1. Much love, Mark and Patty et Al, Mark your dads mind heart and soul shine thru you everyday. His light will always shine ❤️

  2. Our deepest condolences ❤️. You are in our thoughts during this difficult time.

    -Justin, Jessica, Gracelyn, Annalise

  3. My condolences and deepest sympathies to the Gajda family. I worked with Chester at the Sears Hicksville store from 1987-1995. I have wonderful memories of the those years. Lots of laughs, love and barbecues. Agnes made the best potato salad.
    Sending you my prayers and love.

  4. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the wonderful family and friends of this incredible man. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. Always an extreme pleasure to talk with when met on several occasions through the many years with his warming charm and witty humor.

    With Sympathy, Bill & Karin Appel

  5. candleAlways in the hearts of your family , friends and all the people you touched with your wit, your kindness and your love. Our sympathy to your beautiful family❤️

  6. Mark, Patty & Family,
    We are covering your family in prayer. Very sorry for your loss. When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. Treasure your memories and your dad will remain alive in your hearts forever. God Bless
    Lynn & Dale Sanders

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