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Robert Gresh Chipriano

Robert Gresh Chipriano, age 68 of Galena, MD formerly of Mechanicsburg, PA died on Thursday, May 30, 2024 at home.

Bob graduated from Cumberland Valley High School in 1973 and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Penn State University. He most recently retired from Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. in 2022 after working there for more than a decade.

He served his community for over 20 years as a member of the Zoning Board of the town of Galena. He was a master fix-it and had an ability to find a solution for any mechanical problem. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved spending time in the Pennsylvania mountains. He especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, mountain biking, and hiking. He also served in various church communities alongside his wife as a children’s Sunday School teacher for almost 40 years. The joy and light of his life was spending time with his 8 grandchildren.

Bob is survived by his loving wife Beth (Baker) Chipriano of 44 years, his daughter Emily Evans (Scott) of Townsend, DE, Tony Chipriano (Rachel) of North East, MD, Christine Odean (Jon-Michael) of Conshohocken, PA, and 8 grandchildren: Micah, Adalynne, Naomi, Ethan, Samuel, Elias, Isaac, and Oliver. He is also survived by his sister Nancy Carlson of Idaho Falls, ID and his brother Ron Chipriano (Jan) of Mechanicsburg, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents, John & Mary Jane Chipriano of Mechanicsburg, PA.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 2:00 pm, at The Town, 160 Commerce Drive, Middletown, DE 19709. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to CenterPoint Church, 5 W Commerce St., Smyrna, DE 19977.


Funeral Services

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 2:00 pm, at The Town, 160 Commerce Dive, Middletown, DE 19709. Interment will be private.


    Jim Feeley writes,
    I'm really sorry that Chip passed. I enjoyed working with him. He was a big asset to my group and a really nice man.
    06/07/2024 09:44 pm
    Dan Billman lit a candle and writes,
    So sad, had just been able to catch up this past year. Man did we have some great times in our youth, building cars trucks go-carts and more. We had a great time last summer sitting with old friends. Beth, your are the best thing, outside of his coming to the Lord, that happened to him. His life changed when he met you. God bless you and entire family ,what a great man. I will always remember him. Hopefully we can talk soon, Beth. Love to you all
    06/08/2024 10:36 am
    Carl Jarvis writes,
    It was really sad news to hear about Chip's passing. I worked with Chip at Siemens and we couldn't have done what we did as a team without him. What a kind sole. My condolences goes out to his family and friends.
    06/08/2024 10:46 am
    Heather Cupper lit a candle and writes,
    So sorry to hear this extremely sad news. I have had the pleasure of calling Uncle Chip family for over a decade. Being in his presence was always a happy time as he was such a kind and loving person. And always smiling ❤️ May he rest in peace. Prayers, love and thoughts are all with you and your family Aunt Beth! Please let us know if there is any way we can be helpful to any of you as we would be happy to show up in any way we can.
    06/08/2024 11:01 am
    Bob & Bonnie Booth writes,
    Beth, so sorry for your loss. Praying you feel Gods presence as you walk this journey.
    06/08/2024 11:04 am
    LYNN HANNAN lit a candle and writes,
    Sending my deepest sympathy and caring wishes to you and your family.
    06/08/2024 11:46 am
    Cindy Hays writes,
    Though I didn't know Bob well, I met his wife Beth at the beginning of the Covid pandemic as she was walking in our neighborhood. She has been in my prayers as she battled through cancer. She was always writing about how her dear husband cared for her during this time. He was a great example of a loving husband. He will be missed in Galena, as I frequently saw him walking their dog. Beth, praying for God's comfort and love during this time and thankful that we have the promised Hope of Heaven. Thankful for the salvation given by our Lord Jesus Christ.
    06/08/2024 11:56 am
    Narda Mutter lit a candle and writes,
    It is so very sad to hear this horrible news of Chips passing. He was always such a kind man when I worked with him at Siemens. My thoughts and prayers for the family.
    06/08/2024 07:24 pm
    Kathi Brown writes,
    My heart breaks for you and your family, Beth. I know each of you will hold him close in your hearts and I am sure those memories will bring some bright spots as you support each other through this painful time. Blessings! Kathi
    06/08/2024 08:18 pm
    Paul Greenwood writes,
    So sorry to hear about Chips passing. Chip was a great person as well as a friend. I worked with Chip at Siemens, Chip use to stop by my office all the time to chat. He will truly be missed. My condolences.
    06/08/2024 08:39 pm
    Diane Bansbach writes,
    I am so very sorry to hear of Bob’s (Chip’s) passing. Jim and I fondly remember many wonderful house church meetings at your home. Bob was an incredible leader and a godly role model. Jim and I will be praying for your family. Big hugs to all of you. Diane
    06/09/2024 08:32 pm
    Mary Hope Delaneh writes,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of such a great man. I will always remember him with a smile on his face. I know the pain you are going through, Beth, and send my sincerest condolences. If you need anything at all, please don't hesitate to call on me.
    06/09/2024 09:47 pm
    Nick fermani lit a candle and writes,
    Bob was a great addition to our engineering team at Siemens and picked up on all the new technologies we had with his great troubleshooting skills. He always had a welcoming smile for everyone. Really nice person.
    06/10/2024 07:14 am
    TERRIE M WILLIAMS lit a candle and writes,
    Emily, I pray the peace of God for you and your family. Sending much love and prayers of comfort.
    06/10/2024 12:42 pm
    Ann Heilman writes,
    Dear Chip, Jan and Abby, I was so sad to learn of Chip’s brother’s passing. I did not know him but I still know he was a wonderful person. Sending my thoughts of deepest sympathy to you and your family. Ann Heilman
    06/10/2024 09:13 pm
    Al Risley writes,
    Bob was my go to guy at Siemens on after hours support. Worked many projects with Chip (machining) all his crazy stuff. Smart Dude. His smile and signature plastic pocket liner on shirt with pens note pad and scales. I will miss him. SORRY for your loss Beth and family.
    06/11/2024 12:00 am
    Judy (Beitzel) Stival writes,
    I was so sad to learn of the passing of Bob or "Chip" as my dad lovingly called him. Bob & Beth rented an apartment from my parents, Ed & Vivian Beitzel, and they were one of the sweetest families ever! Bob always had a smile on his face! My aunt Roxanne Floto taught at CV School District with Ron Chipriano, and I couldn't believe the news when she called me this morning. Beth and family, you will be in my daily prayers for strength and healing in the days ahead. Beth, I am the only survivor in my immediate family. Most recently I lost my brother Greg in 2021. I'm sure he was waiting by the heavenly gates to greet your loving husband.❤️❤️❤️❤️
    06/11/2024 06:52 am
    Fred Barnhart writes,
    My sincere condolences on Chip’s passing. May your good memories help you through the difficult days ahead.
    06/12/2024 07:03 am
    Terry Marvel writes,
    To Chip's family: I'm so sorry for your loss. Whenever I worked with him, he was always kind, had great ideas and was very respected by his peers. His smile was the best. May God give you peace and comfort in your memories of him.
    06/13/2024 06:24 am

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