Playa del Rey resident H. Hugh Choate passed away Oct. 24 at Marina Del Rey Hospital. He was 87.

Choate was born June 28, 1924 in Beaumont, TX.

He married Dorothy “Dotty” Wagner on Dec. 31, 1953 in San Diego. She preceded him in death on Aug. 20, 2008.

Choate worked as a school psychologist at South Bay Union High School for many years.

He was a graduate and avid fan of the University of Southern California.

Choate was also a veteran of the U.S. military.

He is survived by his brother-in-law Donald Wagner of Florida, sister-in-law Mary Jane Smith, one nephew and three nieces.

Graveside services were held Oct. 31 at Port Sanilac Cemetery in Port Sanilac, MI, where Choate was laid to rest next to his beloved wife Dotty.

Funeral arrangements were handled by the Apsey Funeral Home in Deckerville, MI.