Chester Yeom, the former operator of Brooklyn’s Milwaukie Market, has passed away. Many area residents will no doubt remember Chester for his keen sense of humor and his collection of Polaroid pictures that he had taken over the years of his regular customers. Chester was gravely injured in March of 2007 when he was shot during an attempted robbery of a small market on SE Belmont Street. Chester was not a regular employee of this store. Keeping with his generous nature, he had volunteered to fill in for a friend that was unable to work that day.
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