Cyrus Strong BESTOR
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Thomas Leonard BESTOR
Richard C. BESTOR


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Richard C. BESTOR

  • Born: 29 Nov 1919, Hartford, CT, USA 1
  • Died: 15 Feb 2003, Windsor, Hartford, CT, USA 1
  • Buried: Windsor Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford, CT, USA 2

   Research Notes:


"Richard "Dick" C. Bestor, 83, of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Jean (Turner) Bestor, died Saturday (February 15, 2003) at Saint Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford, son of the late Thomas L. and Mabel (Crace) Bestor. He had lived in Windsor for many years. He served in the US Army during World War II. Before retiring in 1982 he was employed for 32 years and was Senior Vice President of People's Bank formerly State Bank for Savings. He was a member of the Windsor Republican Town Committee, past chairman of the Windsor Board Tax Review, a member and past president of the Windsor Exchange Club, a past president of the Windsor Club, a member of the Windsor Lodge of Elks #2060 BPOE, and the Raymond B. McHugh Post #4740 V.F.W. Dick was an avid golfer and bowler in his retirement. He leaves three sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Mary Bestor of Newtown, David and Lynn Bestor of Windsor, Donald and Laura Bestor of Southwick, MA; five grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and two step great grandchildren. He also leaves a sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Richard Defaa of Williamsport, PA..." 3

   Marriage Information:

Richard married Jean TURNER, daughter of Ralph TURNER and Winifred WOODWARD. (Jean TURNER was born on 1 Feb 1927 in England 1, died on 12 Jan 1999 in Windsor, Hartford, CT, USA 1 4 and was buried in Windsor Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford, CT, USA 5.)


1 United States Social Security Death Index, from: U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

2 FindAGrave, Whilst tombstone image shows death year as 2003, the citation has been mistranscribed as 1999.


4 Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001, certificate no. 02600.

5 FindAGrave,

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