Robert Chipolis
February 08, 2020

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Mr. Robert Chipolis, 83, of Duryea passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, February 8, 2020.

Born in Duryea, on September 20, 1936, he was the son of the late Joseph and Adele Puscavage Chipolis. Bob was previously employed by Lispi Chevrolet, Dupont and later The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as a diesel mechanic, retiring in 2006.

Bob was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Joseph Chipolis, who passed away on March 13, 2013, Stephen Chipolis, who passed away on September 4, 2017, his grandson, Matthew Chipolis, who passed away on May 13, 2011 and two sisters, Ann Marie Sopp and Carolyn McClain.

He was married to his loving wife wife, Mary, for 62 years. After the passing of his sons, he made it his purpose to continue their family legacies. Much of his retirement was spent at his cabin in Black Lake, New York, spending the time with family and his men's club "solving the problems of the world."

Surviving in addition to his beloved wife, Mary Farino, are:
Daughter in law: Joyce (Stoddard) Chipolis of Wyalusing
Daughter in law: Gina (Romani) Chipolis of Harding

Jacob and Emily Chipolis of Wyalusing
Christopher Chipolis of Harding
Great granddaughter:
Hannah Chipolis of Minnesota

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 10:00 am in Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson Street, Duryea with the Rev. John Polednak officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing. Arrangements are by the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main Street, Duryea. To leave an online condolence for Bob's family, please visit the funeral home website,  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mary Chipolis for the Stephen Chipolis and Matthew Chipolis Scholarship Fund at Wyoming Area High School. Donations can be mailed directly to the funeral home.


Guestbook Entries

Mary, I am very sorry for your loss. I have great childhood memories of time spent with Bobby in Blackwalnut and Myo beach.

Anthony karasinski (5 months ago)

I am so very very sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and your loved ones

Barbara (Bobbie) Calabro (5 months ago)

Mary.. sorry for your loss many good memories about bob. rip bob

george cimakasky and family (5 months ago)

RIP Uncle Bob! I have a lot of great childhood memories at the cottage on Black Lake with the whole Chipolos family. I know you, Joe, Stephen, Matthew, my mom, Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Fay, Ralph and Georgeann are all having one massive party iup in heaven. Aunt Mary, Joyce, Gina and Grandchildren, my heart is with you all. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. This is not an easy time or words that describe your pain, just know, your heart will heal over time. Love, Kim

Kim Vauaghan, daughter to niece Maureen Rensch. (5 months ago)

There are no words that can ever convey the emotions that i feel. In you I saw where my husband inherited his love of family, his integrity, his honesty,...all the things that were his finest. Thank-you Dad for being there for us and giving us your wisdom of life. May heaven hold your happiness, until we meet again. Love you always and forever.

Gina and Christopher Chipolis (5 months ago)

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