Born on Feb. 24, 1960, in Duryea, he was a son of Robert and Mary Farino Chipolis. He graduated from the Pittston Area High School, in the 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 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 especially raising chickens. Joe enjoyed his job, particularly his team of co-workers, who were also his good friends.
A member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Wyalusing, he was also a member of the Rob Wood Mountain Gun Club, and a social member of the VFW Post #6824, Rome.
Surviving are his spouse, Joyce, at home; son, Jake Chipolis, at home; daughter, Emily Chipolis, at home; his parents, Robert and Mary Chipolis, Duryea; brother, Stephen (Gina) Chipolis, Harding; nephew, Christopher Chipolis, Harding; a brotherin law, Stanley (Michelle) Stoddard, Kane; sisterin laws, Sharon (Russell) Prevost, Meshoppen, Susan (Brett) DiMassimo, Williamsport, Jo-anne (Ken) Wettlauffer, South Williamsport; father-in-law, Bill Stoddard, Sugar Run.
He was predeceased by a nephew, Matthew Stephen Chipolis; mother-in-law Rita Stoddard, and two brothers-inlaw, Ronald Stoddard and Randy Stoddard.
A Transferral Service was held on Monday, March 18 at 12:30 p.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, celebrated at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Joseph J. Manarchuck, his pastor, presiding. Interment was in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Stowell.
Friends called on Sunday. March 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing.
The family provided the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be sent to the Ronald McDonald House, PO Box 300, Danville, PA 17821
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