John V. Chimera

Born: Tue., Apr. 14, 1936
Died: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 15, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 15, 2018
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:30 AM Tue., Jan. 16, 2018
Location: St. Gregory Church

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John V. Chimera, age 81 of Greenfield died on Wednesday January 10, 2018 at UPMC Hamot.  

He was born on April 14, 1936 to the late Salvatore "Sam" and Marie Rizzo Chimera.

John served in the United States Army.

He was a graduate of St. Gregory High School, was employed at Welch Foods as a line worker until retirement in 1973.

John was a member of the RC Model Airplane Flying Club, collected Native American artifacts, built model airplanes and enjoyed flying them.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Louise Ballew Chimera (1983); sisters, Loretta Reinkober, Carrie Yori, Nancy Chimera, Josephine Beebe, Antonette Riley, brothers, Frank, Benny and Russell Chimera.

John is survived by his daughters, Helen Barlow of DeSoto, TX, Deborah Cihon (David) of North East, Leora Sines (Bud) of North East, Penny Vorn of Wilkes-Barre, PA, Marian Chimera of North East; sisters, Elena Brady (Francis) of Cleveland, Christina Bailey (James) of North East; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 S. Lake St., North East on Monday 2-4 and 6-8 and are invited to attend a prayer service on Tuesday at 10:00 am at the funeral home  followed by a funeral mass at 10:30 am at St. Gregory Church.  Private interment North East Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.  Please send condolences to

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Kloss Family of Greenfield Township
   Posted Sat January 13, 2018
Dear Chimera Family,
We are truly saddened at the loss of your Father John. He was a good and kind man with a kind heart. He did his best to raise his family alone after the loss of your Mother and he did a great job. His big smile will be missed. But now he is in heaven with your Mother together once again with our loving Lord. God Bless you all and he will guide you all through this very sad time. John is at peace now, no more suffering as his health put him through so much. Take care,rest in peace~Amen~

Helen Kloss and the whole Kloss Family of Greenfield Township,North East PA. 16428

Denice Warrington, Steven and Anne Marie Warrington
   Posted Sun January 14, 2018

Darcy Conley
   Posted Sun January 14, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. I'm happy that you got to have Uncle John with you as long as you did. He loved you all.

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