Chester Anthony Pruszynski ,63, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at
Tampa General Hospital. He was born Feb.22.1946 in Jamaica NY and moved to
Port Charlotte in 2004 from Sebastian, FL.
He served in the US Army and was honorably discharged. Chet relocated to Shrewsbury N.J. where he found the love of his life, sailboats. He was an incredible sailor. Chet’s favorite saying was There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Chet’s first sailboat was a 23-foot Pearson Electra, named Shadowfax. After meeting his future wife, Harriet Diamond, they bought an Alberg 30 named Felicity and sailed down the intercoastal waterway to Florida in 1981. The adventure began there. Since locating to Florida, Chet has owned a number of sailboats, the last being a Hunter 37C named Harriet’s Chariot. He lived in both Indian River County and Charlotte County.
Chet is survived by loving wife, Harriet Diamond of Port Charlotte; two step daughters, Michelle (Rich) Diamond of Salt Lake City, UT and Donna Diamond of Roslindale, MA; a sister, Janet (Norm) Johnson of Pawcatuck, CT; his parents, Chester and Henriette “Casey” Pruszynski of Sebastian, FL; two grandchildren, Taran Wise and Julian Wise; Uncle, Gene Kelly and aunt, Terry Furchert; Nephew Jay (Sara) Johnson;
There will be a celebration of Chet’s Life,1:00 PM Saturday, September 5, 2009 at Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel. Rev. Bob Carlson will officiate.