Richard was a long time resident of Wellsville who had served in the Army during World War II stationed in the Philippines. After the service he graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He took a job in Ridgeway, PA. at the Elliott and later retired from Dresser Rand in Wellsville after working for 42 years in 1995. Richard enjoyed watching sports especially his grandchildren's sporting events and the Buffalo Bills. In his early 50's Richard began riding a bicycle and he rode until his mid 70's. He rode thousands of miles including a 90 mile trip to Victor to visit family while in his 70's. Richard will be remembered for the support he gave his family.
Survivors include: a son, Richard R. (Kim) Chute of Victor; a daughter, Marsha (Joe) Schettine of Elmore, OH.; 6 grandchildren, Jeffery (Melissa) Neugent, Michael (Heather) Neugent, Joseph Schettine II, Leigh Ann Chute, Lisa Chute and Richie Chute; a sister, Nancy (Don) LaFave of Stratham, NH.; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a sister Alyce Chute.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 24, 2012, from 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 34 West State Street in Wellsville, NY. On Friday at 11 am in the Woodlawn Cemetery there will be a graveside service with full military honors. Memorials in Richard's name may be made to the Home Care and Hospice at 118 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY. 14895. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.