January 2, 1945 - July 9, 2021
Richard “Dick” D. Chinavare, age 76 of Newport, MI, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 9th at his home due to an apparent heart attack. Born January 2, 1945 in Monroe, Dick was the son of the late Bernard and Helen (Sims) Chinavare. He graduated from Airport High School in 1963 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He served during the Vietnam Conflict from July 16, 1963 until being honorably discharged on July 14, 1967. Later that year, he married Judy L. Hawkins at St. Charles Catholic Church in Newport. Dick was employed by Foodtown as a clerk at several of their area stores for over 30 years. During that time, he met and married Jacqueline K. (Sisung) Tomlinson. They were wed on February 14, 1995 in Toledo, Ohio. After retiring, Dick worked for himself doing lawn service for many neighbors and friends for approximately 20 years. Dick was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Moose Lodge 884 in Monroe, and American Legion Post 40. He was also a Newport Volunteer Fireman and member of the Newport Firefighters Association. Dick enjoyed wintering with his wife Jackie in Fort Myers, FL at the Sun-N-Fun Mobile Home Village and RV Park for the past 7 years. He also liked deer hunting with family and friends, vegetable gardening, golfing, woodworking, and was a Detroit Tiger Baseball fan. Of all these things, nothing was more important than his grandchildren. He especially enjoyed attending all of their activities and sporting events. Dick is survived by his wife Jackie; three sons, Kevin (Jessica) Chinavare of Southgate, MI, Kenneth (Carla) Chinavare of Newport, and Keith (Paula) Chinavare of Riverview, MI; two step-daughters, Tracy (Robert) Bathgate of Ocqueoc, MI and Heather (Gerald) Alfred of Monroe; three siblings, William (Candy) Chinavare of Lewiston, MI, Beverly (Raymond) Souva of Newport, and Larry (Linda) Chinavare of Newport; 13 grandchildren: Marissa Chinavare, Lilli Kamrath, Isabella Chinavare, Gabriel Chinavare, Keith Chinavare, Jr., Paige Chinavare, Adeline Chinavare, Shiloh Chinavare, Jacob Carlisle, Kennedi Kane, McKenzie Kane, Taylor Alfred, and Mara Alfred; two great-grandchildren, Randi Pierce and Kylo Duffin. In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by a step-son, Shane Tomlinson and three siblings, Betty (Norman) Smith, Charlotte (Gerald) Langton, and Donald (Dorothy) Chinavare. Family and friends are invited to visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 13th at Bacarella Funeral Home. Dick will lie in state at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Charles Catholic Church where Mass of the Resurrection will be co-celebrated at 11 a.m. by Very Reverend Fr. Melvin C. Blanchette P.S.S. and Reverend Fr. Hendrico Rebello SAC. Burial will follow at St. Charles Cemetery with military honors provided by Monroe VFW Post 1138. Known to be an easy-going and fun-loving person, Dick will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. For anyone wanting to donate in Dick’s memory, his family suggests supporting St. Charles School.
Richard “Dick” D. Chinavare, age 76 of Newport, MI, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 9th at his home due to an apparent heart attack. Born January 2, 1945 in Monroe, Dick was the son of the late Bernard and Helen (Sims)... View Obituary & Service Information
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