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Christopher W. DiPippa

May 5, 1971 ~ September 19, 2021 (age 50)


Christopher William DiPippa, 50, of Berwick, passed away on Sunday, September 19th, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center, surrounded by his family.

Chris was truly a loving husband and dedicated father, as well as a wonderful friend to many.  All those who knew him, valued his positive attitude, good heart, and kindness.

Born in Bloomsburg on May 5th, 1971, Chris was the son of Louis T. DiPippa and Marianne (McCloskey) DiPippa, both of Berwick.

He was a member of the Berwick Class of 1989, where he made life-long friendships, was an outstanding football player, and where he began dating his future wife, Bernadette (Steiner) DiPippa.  Chris furthered his education at Pennsylvania College of Technology where he earned an Associate’s Degree in Building Construction Technology, and a certificate in masonry.  He worked for five years at Ray Yorks & Sons, followed by a career as Bridge Foreman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for 23 years, where he was a valued employee.

Chris was a complete family man, who invested most of his free time in taking care of his wife, his sons, his dogs, and his home.  He appreciated attending various events for his children, and always supported his wife in her many endeavors.  He also enjoyed tending to his vegetable garden, completing various home projects, hunting, and fishing.

Chris is preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William and Veronica McCloskey and Mr. and Mrs. Louis and Lillian DiPippa, as well as, his father-in-law, Dr. C. Daniel Steiner.

Chris is survived by his wife of 27 years, and his three sons, Gabriel, 19, Ethan, 16, and Myles, 11. He is also survived by his parents, his brother Lou (“B”) DiPippa, his mother-in-law, Kathleen Steiner, his sisters-in-law, Terri (Steiner) Campbell, and Maggie (Steiner) Joyce, as well as, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  Chris will forever be remembered as Bernadette’s perfect husband and her one, true love for over 33 years, a loving and very dedicated dad, a wonderful son and brother, and a great friend to so many.  He will be genuinely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

There will be no visitation hours.  A Funeral Mass for Chris will be on Friday, September 24th, at 11:00 AM, at St. Joseph Church, Berwick, 721 Monroe Street, Berwick, PA with Father William Barbee officiating as the Celebrant.  The Kelchner, McMichael & Readler Funeral Home, Inc. is honored to serve the DiPippa family.  Online messages of comfort and support can be left at 

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Funeral Mass
September 24, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Church (Monroe Street, Berwick, PA)

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