Chester (Moose) Orsin, III of Salona, Pennsylvania, died on January 9, 2022 at the age of 73 due to complications from lupus. Moose was born on August 7, 1948 in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania.
He graduated from BEN High School in 1966. He spent two years studying at Penn State University before leaving to focus on his own endeavors. In August 1975, he completed his apprenticeship and joined Bricklayers and Masons Local 19.
He worked at the Dutch Inn in the sixties and traveled many miles to listen to the music in Woodstock, before devoting his time to the intricacies of masonry and masonry.
In the mid-1970s he was co-owner of G&O Chimney Sweeps at Mill Hall. While Moose spent many years as a Union Mason, he also held jobs nationwide for Masonry, including “hot work” for Corning ovens and Indonesia as a foreman.
He built many chimneys, walkways, stone walls, and local pottery kilns, most of which still exist in the Clinton County area. He was an artist with stone and built structures of his own design in many yards.
He gave more than he took in life. He relentlessly pursued knowledge of the physical and spiritual realms, and he was an extremely adept conversationalist.
He helped any friend in need with whatever he needed, no questions asked. He was always there for those who knew him and he saw the good in everyone he met. He knew the importance of seeing his friends and family and how to live in the moment. He understood the larger meaning of life and the power of positive thinking, attitude and healthy eating.
His love for his family and friends and unwavering support in every way was evident. He adored his son, his daughter-in-law and his grandsons. He was always present and supported them throughout their lives.
Moose is survived by his son, Jason and his wife, Kelissa; two grandchildren, Jaxson and Xander; one brother, Edward; two nieces, Evanna Butler and Jo Orsin; his ex-wife, Elizabeth (Stehman) Seeber; two aunts, Betty Heckle and Sara Watkins; as well as many cousins.
He was predeceased by his sister, Gayle (Orsin) Day, and his parents, Francis Chester Orsin and Harriet Ann (Watkins) Orsin.
Instead of flowers, he wanted everyone to treat each other with kindness, stay in touch with friends and family, and give to those in need.
A celebration of life is planned for June at Lock Haven. Details to be published soon.
Arrangements are under the direction of Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.
Online condolences can be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com