Rick Chivaroli

June 24, 1954June 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 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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Cheryl Courtney

July 2, 2015

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John O'Hagan

July 5, 2014

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 for (Annie Stoeckmann) heard that I was going to work for Rick. She sent me a message. " I am so glad you are going to work for Rick Chivaroli. He really knows the business and he is one of the few very ethical people left in this business". That was Rick. Smart, and ethical! The world could use more of that combination. Thank you Rick for all you have done for me, but most of all, Thank You for what you taught me.


Joe Makowski

July 5, 2014

Dear Kiera, Michael, Christian, Tiffany, Kiani, Hudson, Ford and Trenton,

Forty eight years ago I met Rick face to face on a basketball court in St. Ed's Gym. A few years later we were classmates at Lourdes and then roommates at Penn State. I always told him that I was glad he pursued wrestling instead of basketball as he was a tremendous competitor.

What I admired most about Rick was his passion for living a purposeful life. He always put family first and was the most positive person I've ever known. He helped me through the most difficult time in my life when he was faced with his own high hurdles. The only time he complained was when JoePa made a bad play call.

May the happy memories of his life bring you comfort today and smiles in the days ahead.

With Love,


Luevanos Family

July 5, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Chivaroli family. We will sorely miss Rick's contagious smile, generous spirit and love for life. We will remember all of the adventures we had with him and how he always made time to call a friend and extend a hand.

Roger Garrett

July 4, 2014

Our condolences to the Chivaroli family. Rick was known as a wonderful personal friend to many and a positive force in our community. You will be missed. Roger, Rachel, Clayton and Bradley Garrett

July 3, 2014

Christian, Kiera, Tiffany and Michael -and to all those he loved and mentored. I understand the depth of your grief. His best friend died 3 years ago the day of his memorial service. Can you imagine the reunion they had! My heart is broken.

Wendy Werth

Rocco Petrilli

July 3, 2014

I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to meet and spend some time with Rick. After hearing so many wonderful tributes about the man, I can personally attest to their accuracy.

His dynamic yet humble nature combined with his heart and endless generosity were qualities that are unique to a special few.

His family and many friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

For the glory,

Robert Williard

July 3, 2014

With deepest sympathy The Williard Family Bob,Peg, Bobby,Jon

Gregory Jones

July 3, 2014

I loved Rick. When my father passed I have been working so hard to do something amazing with my life to show myself but more importantly to show this man and make him proud. It was almost a nexus to show my father how great of a job he did raising me by showing Rick. He never knew that and I was meaning to tell him that he inspired me to do great things with my life and to take chances and live to my fullest potential. I wept when I heard and I will continue to keep this fire alive and wish I would of had a chance to show you where I was going. I love you like a father and know you would of helped me anytime if I ever asked for it. Not a good man, but a great man. I will miss you like I miss my father. I love you Rick.

Bingham Memorial

July 3, 2014

To Rick's Family and Friends

Rick has been a trusted friend and associate for many many years. He treated everyone as if they had been friends forever. He loved his family, his work and everyone he associated with. He loved Idaho and frequently said it was one of his favorite places to visit. Rick will truly be missed but never forgotten.

We are honored to announce that Bingham's Annual Golf Scramble will forever be known as the Rick Chivaroli Memorial Bingham Health Care Foundation Golf Scramble.

With all of our love. Your friends at Bingham Memorial.