Chester T. Szalasny, Jr.
Vietnam Era Veteran
Multi-City, NY - 11/17/2023
Mission applies to the following Region(s):
Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission:
The family of Chester T. Szalasny, Jr. has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services. Chester, 74, of Cohoes and formerly of Troy passed into eternal rest on Saturday November 11, 2023 at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, surrounded by his loving family.
Chester was born in Troy and proudly served our country with the U.S. Army during Vietnam. Upon coming home, he was employed with the Troy News Company and later with Premier Transportation in Albany. He was a member of the American Legion Cohoes, a former member of the Polish American Club, Troy, and the American Legion Wynantskill.
Portions of the above narrative are contained in Chester's obituary, available for viewing online by clicking here
Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:
11/17/2023 at 07:45am
William Leahy Funeral Home
336 3rd St
Troy, NY 12180
Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:
Updated 8 March 2022
Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: Protect Yourself and Your Family from COVID-19, and CDC Guidelines of 3 March 2022, going forward, the Lead Ride Captain for any mission will be responsible for determining whether PGR members will have to mask up or not. Please ensure that you have a mask with you, should the need arise, and respect the LRC’s decision in these matters.
Staging at the funeral home for escort to Sacred Heart Church, 310 Spring Avenue, Troy, NY 12180 for an 08:30 funeral Mass. Escort to Saratoga National Cemetery to follow church services.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?
Second Staging Date and Staging Time:
11/17/2023 at 10:30am
Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Second Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:
Second Stage - Special Information:
Interment with military honors scheduled for 11:00 am. Please stage quietly and in accordance with current guidelines.
Is there a Third Stage to this Mission?
rs 11/14; MER