DOVER – Town resident Chester Yung who was killed in a tragic accident over the weekend is considered by his family and friends to be the person who has always made them smile.
Yung’s passions, they said, were family, friends, cars and motorcycles.
According to Yung’s obituary, written by his siblings: “Throughout his life, Chester was known for his passion for cars and motorcycles. An experienced and seasoned motorcyclist, he enjoyed riding around the coast, the Lake District and the White Mountains. During the driving season, you can always find Chester riding alone or with a group of friends; being on a motorbike is where Chester found the most joy. Chester also enjoyed tuning and working on his Audi S4; he spent countless hours in the vehicle – from running to New England Dragway, to getting his hands dirty while working on the car with his nephew Ethan. “
Those who loved Yung said they would regret his positivity, humor, and the fact that he cared about every person in his world.
Webster Yung is Chester’s one-year older brother and best friend. He said his brother’s passion for anything on wheels started early in life.
“I often remember biking in our neighborhood and in our backyard,” said Webster.
“He’s always been good at riding on two wheels, except when he wasn’t,” said Webster Yung. “There was this time he was coming out of the Dover toll booths and he put on a steering wheel while sitting on the tank and slipped off the tank. He managed to get back on the bike and off again.”
Dover Police said Yung, 44, was riding his 2010 Aprilia RSV4 white motorcycle on Sunday when he was involved in an accident with a gray 2016 Toyota Prius, driven by a 44-year-old woman, at the intersection of the streets Washington and Chestnut, just after 11 a.m. he was pronounced dead at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.
One of the first people to arrive at the accident was a first responder, a local resident. She asked to remain anonymous and said she knew he was badly injured and prayed she was wrong.
“I had just dropped off my son and was walking past the post office,” she said. “I saw him lying on the road, face down on the ground. After checking his pulse, I made the decision to turn him over and start CPR. A few other people came to help him. I took off his helmet. I will never forget his face. We did our best. We did our best, but he was too injured. My heart goes out to his family. “
Friends since childhood with the “ nicest guy ”
Chester Yung was a good friend, in fact he had a core of friends, many he had known since he was about 12 years old. They graduated from Noble High School in North Berwick, Maine, and never got lost.
Dan Rainville also grew up with Chet and said he’s still her best friend. He and his wife Jess spent a lot of time with him.
“It’s more than a blurb in the newspaper,” Jess said. “He and Dan grew up in North Berwick. Two weeks ago we got together for lunch. Dan, Chet and their core group all stayed together. When I met Dan and we got married there at 15, I thought they might not accept me. It was baseless. They just adopted me. The last words I said to Chet were – “don’t be a stranger” , and then we never saw him again. We can’t believe he’s gone. “
Dan said Chet was the friend you counted on for everything. High-end cars and motorcycles were a connecting point for them.
“Jess and I had to take a car in Virginia,” he said. “Jess didn’t want to come home alone, so Chet dropped everything and came with us. He was the nicest guy you ever wanted to meet.
Jess said you couldn’t be near Chet without laughing.
“You were just happy to be with him,” she said. “He could brighten up your day just by being there.”
“He was so much fun and was never cranky no matter what was going on,” she said. “He would just laugh and let it roll.”
“He comes with a heavy heart trying to put into words that Chet
Said Emery Myshrall, a friend who still lives in southern Maine. “He was a son, brother and friend to many. For over thirty years he has been my friend and the “go to” whenever you wanted to ride.
“In high school, we spent more time talking about cars. I used to tease him about the color of the car his parents let him drive. I always called him pink, but he would correct me and say it was purple. This link has remained alive. the years, ”Myshrall added. “As in life, the frequency of these encounters decreased as we moved in different directions. The best part, we always picked up where we left off when I came home for vacation. “what are you driving / rolling? now “and the sharing of life experiences that have made Chet a lifelong friend. I wish him open roads without land, blue skies and endless horizons in his path … until we come together. see you again. “
Webster said Chet was one of a kind.
“There were a few times we were having issues locally with random people and he would conveniently have his katana with him to keep people who were causing us trouble away,” said Webster. “He had really good hand-eye coordination and when we played Street Fighter II he would always kick me in the butt and I was so mad at him.”
Yung’s obituary indicates that the family occupied much of his life, growing up as one of four children. Family and work are two things that his parents value and pass on to all of their children. This included working at their old family owned restaurant, Waikiki, in Dover.
“I remember the times we washed the dishes and cooked at our parents’ restaurant,” said Webster. “I remember going from our restaurant in Ames or Zayre to buy video games with the money we would make washing the dishes. Or go to the Merchandise Department to purchase electronics and video games. He was a talented artist and drew a lot of robot pictures (anime / manga mech type). We were walking down the street to Funspot / Club Video to play arcade games. “
Chester’s sister Lesley Silva said she shared her brother’s affinity for cars.
“Chester and I have always had a special connection between cars,” said Silva. “I always felt like I had to watch over him and take care of him. Especially since I destroyed two of his most favorite cars, 85 Camaro and 88 Maxima when we were younger. stupid and stupid things when we were younger. we met. But in the end, we would still be there for each other, for whatever the other needed. “
“I remember going to Chinatown in Boston to eat Dim Sum while on vacation and trying to get her favorite Beef Cheung Fun,” said another sister, Kimberly Yung.
Chester’s knowledge of cars and his people skills led him to become a successful salesperson, working in car sales for over 15 years, most recently at Volkwagen of Rochester, where a post was posted on their Facebook page.
“It is with an incredibly sad heart that we announce the passing of longtime team member and Volkswagen enthusiast, Chester Yung. Chet joined our sales team almost 9 years ago, but his history of selling Volkswagen models goes to the end. in 2003. With his extensive product knowledge and kind, low-pressure demeanor, Chet has enjoyed great success in creating a large number of loyal customers dating back to his early days in the automotive industry. Chet was loved here by his colleagues. as well as his customers, and will be remembered most for his love of the brand, his love of his car (an Audi S4), and his incomparable laugh that you often hear throughout the day. Rest in peace our friend. “
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 11 at Tasker Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave, Dover. with interment to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery. Visitations will be held on Monday, May 10 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. A celebration of life and a motorcycle tribute ride will be scheduled at a later date.
Jess Rainville has started a funeral expenses fundraiser. Donations can be made to https://paypal.me/pools/c/8zbIdeU9JW