Richard Thomas "Dick" Chissus
May 15, 1933 - September 14, 2010
Waitsburg resident, Richard Thomas "Dick" Chissus, 77,
died September 14, 2010, at Eagle Springs Specialty Care
Community in College Place, Washington.
At his request there will be no service. Arrangements have
been entrusted to Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551
Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, Washington 99362.
Dick was born May 15, 1933, in Wapato, Washington to
Sinclaire and Elizabeth Pearl Bedow Chissus. He worked in
construction as a brick layer. He loved playing and watching
baseball, winning several national championships as a
pitcher in fast pitch softball. Dick is in the Fast Pitch Softball
Hall of Fame. His interests also included hunting and fishing.
He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict
and was a member of the American Legion.
Dick is survived by his daughter, Renee Robbins-Chiles
of Vancouver, Washington; his son, Steven Chissus of
Waitsburg, Washington; three sisters: Shirley Fredrickson,
Janet Peterson, and Jean O'Conner; a brother, Bud Chissus;
two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He
was preceded in death by five brothers: Don Chissus, Paul
Chissus, Ed Chissus, Dave Chissus, and Al Chissus; and one
sister, Beth Potoshnik.
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