STATEMENT ON PASSING OF FORMER FREEHOLDER CHESTER HOLMES

FROM ALEXANDER MIRABELLA
UNION COUNTY CHAIRMAN BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS

“Chester was a gentleman and friend to all.  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.”

Mirabella, and Freeholder Deborah Scanlon were originally elected to the Freeholder Board with Holmes in 1997. Holmes retired from the board in 2009. Mirabella has ordered all flags at County facilities to be flown at half staff in Holmes’ honor.