Lester H. Chute Jr., 83

TUCSON, ARIZ. — Lester Hilton Chute Jr., 83, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Jan. 8, 2013.

He was married to Rebecca (Sanborn) Chute for 63 years. Son of Lester Chute and Edna (Carruthers) Chute, he was born on Nov. 27, 1929.

Lester attended schools in Sebago and Standish, and graduated from high school in 1948.

He worked with his grandfather and father in the family lumber business for 12 years. He then worked for 25 years at Merrill Transport Company before moving to Tucson, Ariz., in 1986.

In Tucson, he and his wife managed an apartment complex before retiring and moving to San Manuel, Ariz. They returned to Tucson in 2006.

Besides his wife, Lester leaves behind two sons, Neal of Limington and Gordon of Steep Falls; and two daughters, Nancy Wescott of Naples and Gail Kaczynski of Tucson, Ariz. He had 15 grandchildren. Lester had two brothers.

Memorial services will be held in the spring.

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