RAHWAY – Chester Holmes, a four-term Union County freeholder who left the board in 2009, died on Dec. 28 of natural causes. He was 82.
Holmes also served eight years as a Rahway councilman and 29 years on the Rahway police force.
“Chester was a gentleman and friend to all,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “ He had a unique style, with a tremendously engaging and comforting personality. He truly lived his life to the fullest and was always in good spirits.
“Chester was also an amazing elected official and public servant who made remarkable contributions to the greater Union County community during a 49-year career. We are deeply saddened by the news of his passing, and will miss him greatly.”