Bernard E. Chipps, 77, of Weirton, died Friday, November 25, 2005 at the Weirton Medical Center. He was born December 8, 1927 in Salem, WV, a son of the late Edwin R. and Thelma (Hutson) Chipps. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Norma J. (Anderson) Chipps and one son, Jerry Lee Chipps. Bernard retired with 40 years of service as a Battery Foreman in the Weirton Steel Coke Plant. He was a member of the Pleasant Valley Methodist Church, Weirton Steel 25 Year Club, Weirton Lodge #171 AF & AM, and Weirton Community Radio Watch. Bernard was also a volunteer fireman for the old Weirton Company II Volunteer Fire Department. Bernard is survived by one son, Terry E. Chipps and his wife Patty of New Manchester, WV; one daughter, Joyce Keister and her husband Randall of Weirton; his companion, Jean Freeland of Paris, PA; sister, Betty Chipps Tenaglio of Weirton; two nephews, Skip Tenaglio of Weirton and Ron Tenaglio of Frostburg, MD; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1-4 and 6-9 PM Monday at Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where funeral services will be held 11 AM Tuesday. Rev. Patty Beagle and Rev. Betty Shaw will preside. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Heart Association or to any animal shelter of the donor’s choice. Share tributes with his family at www.grecohertnick.com. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Chipps Family, Our deepest condolences on the passing of Mr. Chipps. My father, “Fats”, always spoke highly of Mr. Chipps and the years they spent working together in the Coke Plant.

  2. To all the members of the Bernard Chipps family…I am so sorry to hear of the lost of your loved one and know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time..A friend, Jackie

  3. My Dad refers to Bernie as his best friend and often talks about their times in Radio Watch. Please accept our deepest sympathy at his loss. He will be greatly missed.

  4. Joyce and family, Words cannot express my sympathy. Words of a 5 year old student shed some new light for me when I lost my dad. The little boy said, “Don’t cry, your daddy is going to spend Jesus’ birthday in heaven this year. Isn’t that going to be the best thing ever?” From the mouth’s of babes comes the most comforting thoughts. May God be with all of you. Joyce, your dad did things for you so you could be strong. You now have two very special guardian angels watching over you and your family. With deepest sympathy, Melanie and Gerry Donofe

  5. Joyce and family, I was saddened to hear of the passing of your father..it must have been a real shock, since he was doing so well. You were a good daughter and he left you knowing that. My condolences to all. Liz

  6. Terry and Patty, Very sorry to hear of your sudden loss. Warm hugs and prayers for you and your entire family at this time…deepest sympathy …Marilee.

  7. JOYCE,TERRY AND FAMILIES,MY HUSBAND GEORGE AND I WANT TO EXTEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU AND YOURS.I HAVE KNOWN BOTH YOUR MOTHER AND DAD SINCE 1948. MY LATE HUSBAND SAM MORGART, WHO DIED ON BROWN’S ISLAND WORKED WITH HIM AT WEIRTON STEEL.HE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY INCLUDING US.I WILL KEEP ALL OF YOU IN MY PRAYERS. SHIRLEY MORGART ALDRIDGE

  8. Joyce, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I know how close your were to your father. May you find comfort knowing that people are praying for you.

  9. JOYCE AND TERRY, SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU. SINCERELY, JERRY HAMILL

  10. Joyce and Family (Jean too), May god bless you at this time, I remember meeting Mr. Chipps and he was a very nice man.

  11. To the Bernard Chipps family & friend, May God comfort you all and especially Bernard at this time. Bernard was a good friend and always a real help at the Gatrell Farm. We will miss him very much, even the cats Tom and Pedie.

  12. Joyce and family, We are so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was such a dear man with the warmest smile. He will be missed. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Love, Aimee, Chris, Michael and Bennett Fletcher

  13. Joyce, We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Be strong and we will talk to you soon. Love Alice and Bob

  14. Dear Joyce, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God give you and your family,Peace, Comfort, and alot of Strength. Trust me, He will!! Take care of yourselves Love Sherri Grieco

  15. Terry & Pat – I just read the paper. So sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Sorry we didn’t know sooner.. We’ll be thinking about you.. Our prayers are being sent your way.. Bunny,Bill,Amber,Todd,and Corey

  16. Jenn and I both send our condolences and you and your family will be in our prayers…God Bless.

  17. Joyce & Family, I’m so sorry about the loss of your father. He always smiled when I called him “Pinocchio” and he will be missed.

  18. Dear Mrs. Keister, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Jennifer and Maria Grieco

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