Elaine Chester (Chaiet), 70, of Union died Oct. 26, 2013. Born in Jersey City, she lived in Philadelphia and Waukegan, Ill., before moving to Union in 1968.
Mrs. Chester was a high school teacher in Jersey City, then a junior high school teacher in Haddonfield before returning to teaching mathematics to high school students at Union Township High School for four years. While at Union High she formed a theater appreciation club and with her husband, Doug, took many students to Broadway performances.
She received a bachelor’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
She was a volunteer for the Jewish Family Service and the Union Township Public Library.
She was a life member of Hadassah, a member of the Women’s League of Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael and a member of the Organization for Rehabilitation through Training (ORT).
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Douglas; and two sons, Adam and Jeffrey (Joyce Chin); two brothers, Ralph and Alvin Chaiet; and two grandchildren.
Services were held Oct. 28 with arrangements by Ross’ Shalom Chapels, Springfield.