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Louis Chiappelli, Jr. | 94

April 16, 1927 - February 3, 2022

Louis “Manny” Chiappelli, Jr., 94, of 1079 Theresia Street, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, February 3, 2022, at his residence.

He was born April 16, 1927, in Weedville, son of the late Louis and Jennie Riccadonna Chiappelli, Sr.  Manny attended Weedville schools and contributed greatly to the area throughout his life.  He was an extremely hard worker and enjoyed his work.  He retired as a superintendent for PennDot and had ownership stakes in several different companies such as: Thompson & Montgomery Cement Co., Olympic Lanes, and Boulevard Lanes.

On November 9, 1946, in the Sacred Heart Church, Manny married the late Alberta Caskey, who passed away on February 2, 1963. Manny was blessed to find happiness again, marrying the late Aileen M. Wilson Cochran, who preceded him in death on November 22, 1997.

He is survived by four daughters: Diane Gillen (David) of Kersey, Lou Ann Lecker (David) of St. Marys, Joann Hetrick (David) of St. Marys, and MaryAnn Feldbauer (David) of St. Marys; one son, Louis Chiappelli III, (Paula) of St. Marys; one step-son, John Cochran (Kitsy) of Richmond, VA; fourteen grandchildren: Shawn Gillen, Dawn Siddens, Brian Gillen, Nicky Mattivi, Richard Gustafson, D.J. Hetrick, Jeremy Hetrick, Louie Chiappelli IV, Tony Chiappelli, Leann Newell, Michael Feldbauer, Bridget Cochran, Priscilla Cochran, and Cathleen Cochran; 24 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three sisters: Dolores Floravit of Weedville, Irene Muccio of Weedville, and Janice Kinsler of Emporium; and by one brother, Donald Chiappelli (Nancy) of Force.

In addition to his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by two sons in infancy: Jeffrey Allen Chiappelli and Joseph John Chiappelli; two sisters: Rose “Babe” Klaiber and Elda Benigni; and a son-in-law, Donald “Buzzy” Gustafson.

Manny was a member of the United States Navy, proudly serving his country in World War II on the USS Augusta.  He was always active, in his younger years, Manny played for the Colts and always enjoyed being outdoors.  He valued his role as caretaker at Trout Run, enjoyed many fishing trips to Canada, and the winter months he spent in Florida with family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 11, 2022 from 9:00AM until 10:00AM at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, February 11, 2022, at 10:00AM, with the Rev. Ross Miceli, officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials if desired may be made to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 E. Eschbach Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.

Events

Visitation

February 11, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

February 11, 2022
10:00 AM
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Final Resting Place

February 11, 2022
St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall

11 Comments

  1. JUST NOW FINDING OUT THAT DEAR MANNY HAS PASSED ON TO REALMS ON HIGH. MANNY WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON AND WHEN HE CAME TO FLA AND WOULD LEASE CONDOS OR HOUSE FROM ME IN DAYTONA BEACH HE WAS THE BEST EVER. HE MADE FRIENDS EASILY AND HAD SO MANY INTERESTING STORIES. HE WILL BE MISSED! 404-247-5777 ORMOND BEACH FLA

  2. I am sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you in these trying times.

  3. My deepest sympathy to the family. I have many great memories as a child of Manny and still to this day will make coffee the way that he taught me. Prayers at this time for all.

  4. So sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers are with you

  5. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and many prayers for your family.

  6. “Thank You” for your service to our great country; May You Rest in Peace

  7. To Mannie’s family,
    So sorry for your loss of a fabulous dad, grandfather, uncle, friend. He will be missed. He will always be remembered. His smile and personality is one of a kind. RIP Manny thanks for the memories.
    Your in our thoughts and prayers to you all .
    God bless you all.

  8. My dad, Uncle Dave and Manny were great friends. I remember visiting Manny at Christmas went I was a kid. The Canada trips were legendary. I never got to go on one with Manny but the stories are never ending. They really roughed it on many of the early trips and it sounds like there were many times that they were lucky to survive! It was always fun for me to be around Manny. He was an epic story teller and after you spent time with him, you felt happier inside.
    Heartfelt condolences to his children and entire family. I am praying for the happy repose of his soul. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. He will be sorely missed by all but his memory will live on through all of us.

  9. Maryann and family, So very sorry for the loss of your father. Sending many thoughts and prayers.

  10. To all of Mannie’s kids and famlies. My heart aches to hear of Mannie’s passing. Sending prayers for Peace and Comfort to all.
    He was good friend of my mom and dads as I was with Diane and all the kids. Every day after school I would go up and we would ride Diane’s pony. Was his name Star?? Had lots of fun at the Beagle Club too. And sledding down ruff and tumble. lol. Those were the good old days R.I.P. Mannie

  11. Rest In Peace Manny. He certainly had an lasting impression on anyone he came in contact with. I had the pleasure of knowing him, sharing stories and a few laughs. He will truly be missed, especially as “King of the Hill”. My thoughts and prayers to his entire family. Until we meet again.

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