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Chester Loveland

Chester Bryan Loveland Dec. 20, 1939 - Feb. 2, 2013 Resident of Discovery Bay Chet passed peacefully during the quiet of the night after an evening of being with his family. He is survived by his loving family: wife Linda, daughters Lisa Correia, Robyn Burton and Kate Carter. There are seven grandchildren: Stephanie (Chayrez) and Cody Correia, Jacob, Shelby and Tyler Burton, and Jack and Dean Carter. He also leaves sons-in-law John Correia and Mike Burton as well as his sister Sue Shepherd, brother-in-law Giles Shepherd, niece Kelly (children Carly, Gillian and Andre), nephew Geoffrey. Chet attended Sequoia High School, graduated from Fountain Valley High School (Colorado), and received his BS from the University of Montana. He lived in Castro Valley, Pleasanton and finally Discovery Bay. He taught middle school in San Lorenzo and ended his 31 years in education at Pleasanton Unified School District. He was Commodore of both Weber Point Yacht Club and Discovery Bay Yacht Club. Chet was truly one of a kind. He was first and foremost a loving husband, father, papa, and friend. He was a teacher and counselor. He was an outdoorsman, a cook ("Chet's Chicken" is locally famous), and Johnny-on-the-spot when anyone needed him. He had a twinkle in his eye, a smile on his lips and a laugh that was recognizable across a large room. He was kind, generous, and thoughtful and he had a can-do attitude that made him seem larger than life. He will be missed by so many as a man who made the world a better place. A Celebration of Chet's life will be held Sunday, February 17 at 2:00 at Discovery Bay Yacht Club (5871 Marina Blvd). In lieu of flowers, a donation to Hospice of the East Bay (3470 Buskirk Aveue, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523) would be appreciated the wonderful caring help Hospice provided to both Chet and his family during the final days made his death comfortable. Arrangements were made with Brentwood Mortuary (BrentwoodFuneral.com)

Published in Contra Costa Times on Feb. 12, 2013
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