Obituary of Weido Chipoletti
Weido “Chip” Chipoletti, age 93 of Erie, passed away following a brief illness on Friday May 12, 2017, at Elmwood Gardens. He was born in Johnetta, PA on May 25, 1923 a son of the late Anthony and Rosina (Tresante) Chipoletti.
Chip proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during WW II. He served in the European Theater where he received the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster. He was credited with 50 missions as a nose gunner on a B-24 as part of the 376th Bomber Group. Upon returning from the war, he met his wife Mildred “Mimi” (Cassell) Chipoletti while they were working at the A & P. Mimi preceded him in death in 2007 after 51 wonderful years of marriage. Chip was a union rep. for the United Foods and Commercial Workers Local #880. He was a wonderful family man and loved spending time with his grandchildren and being part of their tea parties. He was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan and in his recent years donated his time with Gifts for Kids.
In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by 8 siblings.
He is survived by four children, Tim (Nora) Smith, Joyce (Blair) Hempstead, Neal (Tracy) Chipoletti and Jay Chipoletti; eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. 4216 Sterrettania Rd. on Tuesday from 2-5 and 7-9pm, and are invited to a funeral service there on Wednesday morning at 10:00 AM. Interment with full military honors will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery.