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Richard Alan Chute

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In the evening of August 18th 2021, Richard Allan Chute went home to be with his maker, always believing, safe in God's arms, at peace. Richard was born in San Francisco on St Patrick's Day 1934, to Marjorie and Benjamin Chute, younger brother to Alice and his adored brother Arleigh. Always a natural athlete, adept at sport and physical adventures he embarked on, lettering in football for San Francisco State College, captaining the Army volleyball team, enjoying racquetball, badminton, skiing, water sports etc, and his special love of sailing boats of all sizes. The only rule was, let it be fast and exciting. His father was a deep thinker, artistic and musically accomplished, his mother an industrious daughter of a boatbuilder. Together they gave Richard a strong practical work ethic, tinged with a love of art, music and beautiful things. Despite a humble beginning, he educated himself and with his striking good looks and charming disposition, he became a high achiever, loved by everyone whose lives he touched. Sorry that he never had children of his own, Richard had a natural gift with babies and animals. They gravitated toward him so trustingly it was wonderful to watch. He will be so sadly missed by his extended family and friends. From my heart - Goodnight Sweetheart, see you in the morning. You are so loved. By Jan Mackenzie. Richard (Dick) Chute was born March 17, 1934, in San Francisco, California, the youngest of three children of Benjamin Chute and Marjorie Richards. He graduated from Polytechnic High School in San Francisco and attended San Francisco State College (now University). He studied psychology and was an active sailor. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a carbine expert. He also was active in military sports, including football, boxing, volleyball, and his favorite, table tennis. He was a sergeant when he was discharged from the Army in 1960. Services are pending at Riverside National Cemetery. In 1958, he married Dianne Kunstmann. He and Dianne divorced in 1966. He later married Sharon Rich in 1969, and they were divorced in 1979.  He married Janet Brown Taylor in 1982, a marriage that lasted until her death in 2020.  Dick had an engaging and infectious personality. He was a natural salesman, his career for many years and many products. He last sold automotive paint, primarily throughout Southern California, until his retirement in 2016. Dick and Janet lived briefly in Louisiana and for many years in Orange County. They retired to Murrieta, California and lived there until Janet was hospitalized in 2016. Dick also enjoyed karaoke and performed regularly at the nearby Elks Club. He and Janet once opened a retail kitchenware store in Temecula, Houseware Mania. They loved sailing and desert motorcycle riding. They also were active in the Cornerstone Community Church in Anaheim and Wildomar, and the Overcomers program there. Dick is survived by stepsons Chris and Scott Taylor and stepdaughter Stacy Dennis; his close companion Jan MacKenzie; six grandsons Caleb, Breyden, Cortland, Sergio and Cameron Taylor, and Luke Dennis; and three granddaughters Shawn Taylor, Erin Sturgeon and Megan Fudge, along with seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by brother-in-law Lee Brown and sisters-in-law Carolyn Cron and Carol Perruso. He was predeceased by his brother, Arleigh and his sister Alice.

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