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Frank Shooster

Frank Shooster

Frank Shooster

Photo from Mr. Shooster's obituary,
courtesy of Jim Garvey,

Newspaper unidentified (Chester Times ?)
Date not given

Frank Shooster, Restaurateur, Dies Suddenly

Frank Shooster, proprietor of the widely-known drive-in restaurant at 9th and Flower sts., died suddenly shortly after 1 a.m. today [March 2, 1950] in Chester Hospital.

The 57-year-old businessman, whose home was at 124 E. 24th St. was at his business establishment when he suffered a heart attack. He died at the hospital 10 minutes later.

Born in Russia, Mr. Shooster came to this country as a young man. He settled in Philadelphia, later coming to Chester.

For 18 years he was a tailor in Chester and then went into the gas station business. He built his drive-in restaurant at 9th and Flower sts. 11 years ago, and it was one of the early businesses of the kind in the area.

Progressive Merchant

Always taking an active part in the business, Mr. Shooster was a progressive merchant. He was well liked by those who knew him, and many business men sought his advice. He quietly helped a number of local businessmen get started in their fields.

For 20 years, Mr. Shooster had been president of the Chester Progressive Club, an organization of business men.

He was a constant contributor to charitable organizations and was instrumental in bringing some refugees to this country.

Surviving are his widow, Dora, three sons, Isadore, of Springhaven Estates; Harry, 903 Irvington pl., and Herman, at home; four grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Lesnick, of Philadelphia.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday from his late residence 124 E. 24th st., with a viewing before the services. Burial will be in Brookhaven Cemetery.

Thanks to Jim Garvey, dakota2511@home.com, for sharing this obituary.   Jim's mother worked for Mr. Shooster at the restaurant.

Thanks to Herman Shooster, HermanS@GLobalResponse.com, for providing his father's date of death.

If you have any information and or pictures that you would like to contribute about this individual, please forward it to john@oldchesterpa.com

2001, 2002 John A. Bullock III.

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