Albert William Lester

June 25, 1933 - October 25, 2016

06/25/1933 - 10/25/2016

Past Services

Friday October 28, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel
929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 482-3311 | Directions

Albert William Lester, 83, son of the late Albert O. and Essie G. Lester went to be with the Lord on October 25, 2016.
Born in South Portland, ME, he was a 25 year Navy veteran serving in both the Korean and Vietnam wars retiring as a Master Chief Machinery Repairman. Upon Retirement from military service, Albert worked for Bath Iron Works and the Army Corps of Engineers.
Albert has been described as a hardworking patriot with a gentle manner and dry wit who deeply loved his family, enjoyed fishing, gardening, and had a passion for wood working.
Albert was predeceased by his wife of 44 years Janet Marie Lester. He is survived by his son Glen Lester (Korin) and family of Chesapeake, VA, daughter Lynn Fraga (Matt) and family of Hebron, CT; his sister Alberta Foster (Robert) of Southport, ME; and four grandchildren, Austin, Savanna, Samuel, and Elizabeth.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Chesapeake. Condolences may be expressed to the family at below.

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Betty Smith Caton
6 years ago

Glen & Lynn, we were so saddened to hear of cousin Bill’s passing. As others have expressed, he always had a smile, a story and a wonderful laugh and we so enjoyed his visits to the family homestead on Holly St. My mother, Barbara, always looked forward to hearing from him. She also wants to send her deepest sympathies to you and your families. Love to you all, Betty Smith Caton

Laura and Bob Macchia
6 years ago

We are with you in thought and prayer during this sad time. We hope the happy memories of your Dad will be a comfort to you.

Rhonda & Jesse Wood
6 years ago

To the Lester family, We are sad to hear of Mr. Lester’s passing. He always had a smile
And a story to tell. He and your mother purchased our home from us and we became friends after that. Thinking of you all now and in the days to follow.

Jennifer Teall
6 years ago

Glenn & Lynn and Family, I am so deeply sorry to hear about Mr. Lester’s passing. He held such a special place in my heart. I waited on him at the Wildflower Cafe and he was one of my all time favorite customers. I always got excited to see him walk in with his big grin on his face, he was always so happy and always was working on a project to tell us about. He loved his green little monsters(mint brownies) to watch his Green Bay Packers play. He loved going to the SPCA to visit the dogs and bring them dog biscuits. I loved to listen to his stories all the time. The best one was when he was trying to get rid of those carpenter bees, boy he was trying everything to get rid of those things, they gave him a fit. Another favorite memory was when Glenn gave him the Leg Lamp from the movie “The Christmas Story” he kept talking about it so Jackie and I got Mr. Lester a Leg Lamp Stocking full of candy to add to it he was so tickled we all had to take a picture he turned so red in color. I am going to miss him so much he was so sweet and so positive. I am thinking and praying for you and your family.

Carlisle Campbell
6 years ago

Glen & family, wanting to express my sorrow in the passing of your father. Praying for God’s comfort and peace during this most difficult time.

Diane Fenno
6 years ago

You have my deepest sympathy and prayers for the loss of Mr. Lester.
Diane Fenno (HUMC)

Tonya King
6 years ago

To the family of Albert William Lester I would like to offer my condolences, may the God of comfort give you the strength to endure the pain and the sorrow

Amy Fitchett - Cedar Manor Assisted Living
6 years ago

Glen & Lynn – we are so saddened at the loss of our sweet Al. Please know that you and the family are on our hearts and in our prayers. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to care for him – he was a wonderful addition to our Cedar Manor Family and will be greatly missed!