Chester John Bieganski III of Concord, California passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, January 13, with his family by his side. Chet was born in Schenectady, New York on May 13, 1951, the son of the late Chester J. and Jacqueline (Pratt) Bieganski. Chet married Kathleen McAuliffe on July 5, 1975. He was a graduate of Bishop Gibbons High School. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in History Education from Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Maryland and a MBA from the University of New Hampshire. Chet began his career in Finance at General Electric Company where he was a graduate of the Financial Management Program and a member of the Corporate Audit Staff. He was CFO of IT for Humana, Columbia/ HCA, Kaiser-Permanente, Wellpoint and CFO of ELM Resources in Oakland. He wrapped up his long and successful career as CFO for The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. Chet was a loving husband, father and a proud Dziadz (Polish Grandfather) to Penny. He loved his family, his career, golf, running, a cold beer and a good time with his buddies playing poker. He was honest to a fault and a man of his word. He was one of a kind and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Chet was predeceased by his sister Joyce M. Sciarrino. He is survived by his wife Kathleen, son Jonathan Bieganski, daughter Marianne (Chris) Poindexter, granddaughter Penelope Joy Poindexter, all of Concord, California; sister Mary Jo (Armon) Benny of Scotia, New York; his father-in-law, Daniel H. McAuliffe and brothers-in-law Daniel E. McAuliffe and John S. McAuliffe of Schenectady, New York. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, a grandniece and grandnephews who were very special to him. Visitation will be on Wednesday, January 20th from 3:00-6:00 pm at the Sunset View Mortuary, 101 Colusa Ave. in El Cerrito. Funeral services will be on Thursday, January 21 at 11:00 am at the Mortuary. At Chet’s request, his cremated remains will be returned to his home state of New York where the family will have a celebration of his life at a later date. The family wishes to gratefully acknowledge Hospice of the East Bay, his nurse Jackie and aide Elizabeth. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oakland Pitbull Rescue Organization Bad Rap http://www.badrap.org .