Robert E. Chute, 88

Robert Chute b&wFRYEBURG — Robert Erlon Chute, 88, of Fryeburg and Casco, passed away in the loving company of his family, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Maine, following a brief illness.

Robert was born in Gray, on July 14, 1925, to Robert and Jenny Chute of Casco. He attended Casco schools and joined the Army at age 17 before the draft.

Robert married Phyllis A. Eldridge on Nov. 11, 1942. They lived in Casco and raised their six children.

Robert served in the U.S. Army during WWII and earned several medals including sharp shooter and the Purple Heart while scouting Anzio Beach, Italy.

He worked as a carpenter for much of his life and is credited with developing a certain portion of land known as Rattlesnake Mountain, Casco. Where there once was only woods, there are roads, electricity and numerous houses built with his own hands, including one built atop the mountain. His family is most grateful for this legacy.

His family is grateful for the loving care provided by staff at the Fryeburg Health Care Center during these past few years.

Robert is survived by his loving companion, Beatrice Harvey, of 17 years, and six children, Larry, Bradley, Brian, Loretta Thurlow, Brenda Chute and Helen Chute; 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; A great-great-grandson, Caleb Lane; his brothers Edward and Ivan; sister Esther Gallagher; and numerous nephews and nieces.

He was predeceased by his beloved son Jackie W. Chute, his loving wife Phyllis A. Chute, his parents, Robert Dingley and Jenny Foster Chute, grandson Derek J. Chute, and great-grandchild Caleb Miller.

Robert will always be remembered for his love of nature walks, especially his Rattlesnake Mountain trails, his adventurous spirit and his sense of humor.

Visiting hours were held at Hall Funeral Home on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. A Funeral service was held Sunday, Nov. 24, at 1 p.m. Burial will be private at the "Phyllis A. Chute Memorial Cemetery," Rattlesnake Mountain, Casco, Maine.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: AAAneurysm Outreach at aoutreach.org

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