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Rick Chivaroli

June 24, 1954 - June 28, 2014
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Richard Damian Chivaroli of Westlake Village, California peacefully entered eternal life on Saturday, June 28th 2014 at the age of 60. Renowned Businessman, Proud Father, Devoted Grandfather, Staunch Republican, Selfless Philanthropist, A true Lover of Life, and self-proclaimed "Fashion Icon". It has been said that the flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long. Though he left the world before his adoring friends, family, and employees were ready, Rick illuminated this world with his spirit, passion, and love. Rick's tremendous life began in the humble coal regions of Shamokin, Pennsylvania as the only child of...
Richard Damian Chivaroli of Westlake Village, California peacefully entered eternal life on Saturday, June 28th 2014 at the age of 60. Renowned Businessman, Proud Father, Devoted Grandfather, Staunch Republican, Selfless Philanthropist, A true Lover of Life, and self-proclaimed "Fashion Icon". It has been said that the flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long. Though he left the world before his adoring friends, family, and employees were ready, Rick illuminated this world with his spirit, passion, and love.

Rick's tremendous life began in the humble coal regions of Shamokin, Pennsylvania as the only child of Katherine and Conn Chivaroli. Rick was a lifelong devout Catholic, and learned the traditions of the Church as a steadfast altar boy. Earning the reputation of small town scholar-athlete star, Rick was revered and feared on the mat as a Championship High School Wrestler. In 1973, Rick entered The Pennsylvania State University. It is here that he developed business techniques that that he attributed to his prominent career as a President and Chief Executive Officer. Outside of the classroom, Rick earned a leadership position as Social Chair of The Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Rick personally ensured that under his leadership, Phi Delta Theta would preserve and extend their festive reputation. A lifelong Penn State Lion and Endowed Donor, Rick selflessly contributed to less fortunate children allowing many to receive the education and experience he felt so blessed to be given.

In 1977, Rick married longtime girlfriend, Donna Kunkel. In 1980, they set out to start a new life in California. It was here in California that Rick set his roots in Ventura County, and took on his most cherished roll, father. To his children Christian and Kiera, Rick was a faithful and loving father coaching them every season in sports, standing with them at every life milestone. Rick earned a well-deserved place in the Oak Park High School Hall of Fame for his role as the Founder and President of the Booster Club. Under his guidance, Oak Park High's athletics were able to raise funds, grow successfully, and become a source of pride for hundreds of Ventura County Students. In 1993, Rick founded Chivaroli & Associates Insurance Services. It was under his expert tutelage that Chivaroli & Associates would grow to become one of the Nation's most well respected Healthcare Insurance Brokerage firms.

As a leader, Rick was known for his passion, unwavering drive, and intelligence. As a dutiful philanthropist, Rick served on the Board of Directors of numerous Political, Charitable, and Healthcare related Foundations. The spirit and values of that Rick instilled in Chivaroli & Associates as well as their commitment to excellence live on under the guidance of his children, and through his cherished employees. Rick is survived by his children; Christian (wife Tiffany) and Kiera (husband Mike) and four adoring grandchildren; Kiani, Ford, Hudson, and Trenton. Rick had a personality that electrified every room that he entered. His undying spirit will live on through his family, faithful employees, Penn State University, and of those he touched through his seemingly endless Charitable Support.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at St. Maximillian Kolbe Catholic Church, 5801 Kanan Rd, Westlake Village, CA 91362.

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"I think the highest compliment which can be paid to Rick was actually paid to him about 10 years ago when I first went to work for Rick. A lady I had worked..." John O'Hagan (Boise, ID)

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