Born January 16, 1925 at Schenectady, NY, of George M. Chute, Jr., and Josephine LaSota Chute.
Resided with parents in Scotia, NY, from birth until about 1927. Then to Detroit, MI, at 18532 Riopelle St., south of Seven Mile Rd. until about 1928. Then to Plymouth, MI, in about 1928-9, until his marriage in 1949; first at 440 N. Harvey St., then 405 Irvin St., then to 546 Garfield Ave. (now known as South Evergreen Ave.).
Educated in the Plymouth school system, graduating from Plymouth High School in 1942. Then to University of Michigan, College of Engineering, Ann Arbor, from 1942 until drafted in April 1944. Resumed college August 1946, graduated in June 1949 with a BSE degree in mechanical engineering. Receiving MBA degree at Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, in June 1959. Received Professional Engineer (PE) license in Ohio, September 14, 1955.
Served in the U.S. Navy from April 18, 1944 to June 6, 1946, first in Navy electronics school at University of Houston (TX) and Chicago (Navy Pier), then assigned to the battleship USS New Mexico (BB-40), joining the ship in Leyte Gulf, the Philippines, June 1945; participated in the “invasion” of Japan (never got ashore), and left the ship in Boston where he was discharged (June 6, 1946) with the rating of Electronic Technicians Mate 3/c.
Married June 18, 1949, in Ann Arbor, MI, to Marjorie Anna Pino, also of Plymouth. Father of three children: Jacqueline Irene Chute of Seabrook, NH; the late James Andrew Chute of Culpeper, VA, and the late Barbara Eugenie Parks of Ellijay, GA. Grandfather of four children and great-grandfather of three children.
Employed as an engineer by General Electric Co. 1949-61 at Schenectady, NY, Lynn, MA (River Works), Erie, PA, and Cincinnati, OH (Evendale [jet engine] Plant). Then to New York City area with ACF Industries, Philips Electronic Instruments, Air Reduction Co., the management consultants Stevenson, Jordan & Harrison, and then Engelhard Industries before engaging in private practice as a management consultant in industrial marketing in 1976. Retired 1991 to Newport, RI, in 2002 to Tiverton, RI, and in 2003 to Providence, RI. In 2006 came to Grand Rapids, MI. In 2014, moved to Lansing, MI.
Registered Professional Engineer (Ohio). Former member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Engineering Society of Cincinnati, Air Pollution Control Association, Industrial Gas Cleaning Institute, American Marketing Association, and Institute of Industrial Archeology.
As a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA), became ruling elder at churches in Hamilton County, OH and Pelham Manor, NY. Upon retiring to Rhode Island, became a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Newport, where he was its lay leader and lay member of the annual conference of New England. Subsequently, was a member of Mathewson St. UMC in Providence, then to Trinity UMC in Grand Rapids, MI, and Grace UMC Lansing, MI.
The memorial service for George Maynard Chute, III will be 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at Grace United Methodist Church, 1900 Boston Blvd., Lansing, Michigan 48910. Memorial donations may be made to Eaton Community Palliative Care, or Grace United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.