Charles Koester

April 18, 2020

Charles ( Chuck) Koester passed away quietly in his home on April 18 at the age of 91. His brilliant career as an optical physicist and inventor was balanced by his love for his wife of 67 years, Millie, and their four children. After his retirement, Chuck took on a leadership role with Habitat for Humanity and spent countless hours tutoring children in Paterson.  A man of many talents, he played a variety of wind instruments, including the clarinet, saxophone and bassoon, and shared his musical gifts at West Side. 


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