Tom Chesek Obituary, In Loving Memory: Remembering Tom Chesek – A Guardian of Asbury Park’s History

Tom Chesek Obituary, Death – It is with profound sadness that we share the heartbreaking news of the sudden passing of our dear friend and esteemed colleague, Tom Chesek.

On July 4, 2023, at the age of 63, Tom peacefully departed this world in his sleep, leaving a void in our hearts and a profound loss within the Asbury Park community.

Tom Chesek was an invaluable member of the Asbury Park Museum and the Asbury Park Historical Society, serving as a dedicated Board Member and esteemed archivist.

His unwavering commitment to preserving the history of Asbury Park was unparalleled, and his contributions have left an indelible mark on our organizations.

As a historian, Tom’s knowledge of Asbury Park’s past was unmatched. He played a pivotal role in curating and designing the captivating exhibits showcased at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, captivating visitors with the city’s rich heritage.

Tom’s dedication extended to the Asbury Park Historical Society, where he organized and led numerous events, bringing the community together to celebrate its vibrant history at the Stephen Crane House headquarters.

Beyond his invaluable contributions to the museums, Tom’s talent as an entertainment writer for The Coaster newspaper showcased his superb writing skills and his deep understanding of Asbury Park’s cultural landscape.

His book, “Legendary Locals of Asbury Park,” stands as a testament to his extensive knowledge and meticulous research, offering a comprehensive reference that immortalizes the city’s vibrant past.