Obituary: Richard Lovato

Richard “Chief” Lovato, 71, of Sweet Home died Sept. 14, 2010 at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.

He was born Feb. 19, 1939 in Arizona, the son of Antonio and Dominica (Garcia) Lovato. He lived in Sweet Home for around 40 years. Mr. Lovato enjoyed motorcycle riding.

He is survived by a son, Rick Lovato; a daughter, Wanda Smith; brothers Don and Edward Lovato; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Cauble.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.