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Sept. 28, 1933 – Feb. 24, 2013

Chester R. Jasinski of Angola, who owned one of the largest hair salons in Buffalo, died Feb. 24 in Buffalo General Medical Center after a short illness. He was 79.

Born in Buffalo, he was a lifelong resident of the Buffalo area. “Chet originally started work for the Ford plant and worked there for 9½ years, but he was always doing hair on the side,” said his good friend, Anthony Palermo.

Mr. Jasinski continued to work as a stylist and colorist, opening up Coiffures Delafemme Hair Salon on Broadway in 1960. The shop became one of the largest in the area with 26 chairs. He closed the shop and retired six years ago, according to Palermo, but continued to cut and style hair until his recent illness.

Mr. Jasinski also devoted his time to decorating and had what was described as a magnificent house that would rival decorator show houses in magazines. “He was very talented and very artistic,” Palermo said. The salon owner was described as a bubbly and happy person who loved to entertain friends and was well-loved by all who knew him.

Survivors also include a good friend, Dorothy Malczewski.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. March 11 in John Kanty Catholic Church, Broadway at Swinburne Street, Buffalo.