D. Chester Connor saved Thomas L. Gibney from drowning, Stoneharbor, New Jersey, August 24, 1924. While swimming in the Atlantic Ocean 200 feet from shore, where there was a strong undertow, Gibney, 22, restaurant manager, became fatigued and was unable to swim to shore. Chester, 15, student, who was much lighter and was tired from bathing, swam to Gibney and then supporting him swam with great difficulty 100 feet to wadable water. 25885-2118
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D. Chester Connor, 100, of Lancaster, Pa., died on Feb. 14, 2010. The son of William V. and Minnie S. Connor, he lived in Lancaster all of his life.
Baptized at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Easter 1910, Connor was a lifelong member and vestryman, serving in many capacities. A 1931 graduate of Penn State University, he was employed at Hamilton Watch Co. for 36 years. He also worked at Woodstream Corp. in quality control, retiring at 75.
In retirement, Connor had time to enjoy fishing, St. Leo’s Friendship Club trips, and delivering Meals on Wheels.
Burial was in St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetary, Lancaster.
(Submitted by the family.)