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Dick CHAPPELLE Dick Chappelle passed away on February 27, 2011. He was born September 29, 1929 in Bakersfield, CA to Edith and Claude Chappelle. He graduated from the University of California Berkeley as an Industrial Engineer. He married Ginnie in 1953. Their first home was on the Naval Ammunition Depot, Mare Island, where he served in the U.S. Navy. They moved to Seattle in 1962 and made their home on Mercer Island. Dick was employed as a Management Consultant with Harry J. Prior and Associates and Esterline Corporation. Dick was passionate about sailing and enjoyed skiing and traveling. He was one of the founding fathers of University of Washington Bothell, was an active member of Mercer Island Rotary, Wranglers of Puget Sound and Plymouth Congregational Church United Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife and their 4 children, Susan Meland, Michael, David and Kent, 10 grandchildren, sister Carol Kritsch, Aunt Inez Chappelle, cousins, nephews and nieces. His love of family and friends and his great sense of humor will be missed by all. He's at peace. A celebration of his life will be held at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 12, at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the University of Washington Bothell in support of the Endowed Fellowship c/o Office of Advancement. 18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell 98011 or Rotary Foundation, 1 Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave. Evanston, Il.
Published in The Seattle Times on Mar. 6, 2011
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