Major Chester Halcomb, 81, retired U.S. Marine Corps, passed away on May 13  at Hemet Valley Hospital from lung and heart failure.
Born in London, Kentucky, Mr. Halcomb lived in Hemet twenty-five years. Major Halcomb was a Pearl Harbor Survivor on the “Lucky Lou’” U.S.S. St. Louis.
Mr. Halcomb is survived by his wife, Dorothy L Halcomb; two sons, Greg Halcomb of Hemet, Chet Halcomb of Anchorage, Alaska; one daughter, Robin Halcomb of Hemet; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a brother, Orville Halcomb of Springfield, MO.
Memorial services will be at Miller-Jones Mortuary in Hemet Thursday, May 17 at 10:00 a.m. Visitation will start at 9:00 a.m. Burial will be in Riverside National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.
The Pearl Harbor Survivors will be his honorary pallbearers. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Society.