Chester Walter Waksmunski, a retired Westinghouse Electric Corp. manager who coached youth basketball and football, died of cancer Saturday at his Severna Park home. He was 68.
Mr. Waksmunski was born and raised in Hastings, Pa. He earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1956 from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., and played on its football team - and several years ago was inducted into the college's Football Hall of Fame.
He served in the Army for two years and attained the rank of lieutenant.
Mr. Waksmunski worked in engineering management for 38 years at Westinghouse, retiring in 1994.
For many years, he coached basketball and football in Green Hornets Athletics of the Greater Severna Park Athletic Association. He also coached basketball for St. John the Evangelist Parochial School.
Mr. Waksmunski was an avid outdoorsman.
He was a member and past president of the Severna Park Kiwanis Club and volunteered with Meals on Wheels and Friends of Arundel Seniors.
He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 689 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, the former Linda M. O'Malley; three sons, Don K. Waksmunski of Ellicott City, Mark A. Waksmunski of Severna Park and Bruce T. Waksmunski of Crownsville; a daughter, Barbara A. Waksmunski of Baltimore; three brothers, John Waksmunski of Bethesda, Ray Waksmunski of Altoona, Pa., and Cornelius Waksmunski of Stanfield, N.C.; two sisters, Helen Kolesar of Amherst, Ohio, and Dorothy Waksmunski of Hastings; and six grandchildren.