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Joseph Robert Chipolis

February 24, 1960 — March 13, 2013

P. Dean Homer Funeral Home J. Jeffrey Homer, Supervisor 1 Grovedale Lane Wyalusing, Pennsylvania 18853 Tel 570 746-1444 Fax 570 928-8116 Email OBITUARY Joseph Chipolis, age 53, of Wyalusing, PA passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Joe was born on February 24, 1960, in Duryea, PA a son of Robert and Mary Farino Chipolis. He graduated from the Pittston Area High School, Class of 1978, having gone through the automotive vocational technology program. After school Joe went to work for Taylor Beef (now Cargill Beef), where he worked for 35 years as a mechanic. He met and married the love of his life, the former Joyce Stoddard of Sugar Run, in 1991. They were married on June 8, 1996. Joe loved his family above all else. He was especially proud of his son, Jacob, and daughter Emily. They were his pride and joy. His favorite activities were taking his kids out for ice cream and Chinese food, taking them spotlighting, sitting around the campfire with his family and friends, and spending time at the family’s cottage in Black Lake, NY. He enjoyed farming, particularly raising chickens. Joe enjoyed his job, especially his team of co-workers, who were also his good friends. Joe was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Wyalusing, PA, a member of the Rob Wood Mountain Gun Club, and a social member of the VFW Post #6824, Rome, PA Surviving Spouse Joyce at home Son: Jake Chipolis at home Daughter: Emily Chipolis at home Parents: Robert & Mary Chipolis Duryea, PA Brother: Stephen (Gina) Chipolis Harding, PA Nephew: Christopher Chipolis Harding, PA Brother-in-law: Stanley (Michelle) Stoddard Kane, PA Sister-in-laws: Sharon (Russell) Prevost Meshoppen, PA Susan (Brett) DiMassimo Williamsport, PA Joanne (Ken) Wettlauffer South Williamsport, PA Father-in-law: Bill Stoddard Sugar Run, PA He was predeceased by a nephew, Matthew Stephen Chipolis, mother-in-law Rita Stoddard, and two brother-in-laws, Ronald Stoddard, and Randy Stoddard. A Transferal Service will be held on Monday, March 18th at 12:30 P.M., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, celebrated at 1:00 P.M. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Wyalusing, PA with the Rev. Joseph J. Manarchuck, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Stowell, PA. Friends may call on Sunday. March 17, 2013, from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA. The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be sent to the Ronald McDonald House, PO Box 300, Danville, PA 17821 To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Joseph Robert Chipolis, please visit our flower store.


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