Leroy J. Chapel

Born: Wed., May 17, 1922
Died: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 08, 2018
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Jan. 09, 2018
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Jan. 09, 2018
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

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Leroy James Chapel, “Jim”, 95, of Warren, entered into God’s loving arms on Friday, January 5, 2018, at his home. Jim was born May 17, 1922, in Warren, PA. He was the son of Alvy James and Goldie (Bright) Chapel.

A courageous World War II Veteran, Jim had served with the 10th Mountain Division and qualified as an expert in marksmanship.  He was proud to have served his country and flew an American flag year round.

Throughout his life, Jim was regarded as a hard worker, and always willing to lend a helping hand. Never having missed a day of work, he was a dedicated welder and heat treater at Sylvania for 34 years. He also spent many years raising livestock, haying fields, and cutting wood for himself & others.

Jim was an avid fisherman, hunter and all around outdoorsman. He enjoyed traveling with his family to Alaska, Canada, and Maine, where the wildlife, mountains, and rocky coastlines held a special place in his heart. He was particularly fond of seeing lighthouses and moose.  In his later years, he traveled to the west, visiting Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park where he was fascinated by the buffalo herds there. What he loved the most though, was just spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.  He will be greatly missed by all.

Jim is survived by five children, Alan Chapel, and companion, Tina West, of Sheffield; Cindy McCollough, and husband, James, II, of Russell; Betsy Fuchs, and husband, Martin, also of Russell; Patsy Chapel, of Erie; and Burdette Chapel, of Lacy, WA; three siblings, Glenn Chapel, of FL, Marge Lindsey, of Warren, and Florence “Toni” Stewart, of Warren; four grandchildren, J.T. McCollough, Lacey McCollough, Alyssa Fuchs, and Robert Chapel; two great-grandchildren, Karson McCollough and Scarlett Moore; his buddy and caregiver, John Schwone; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death on December 4, 2008, by his wife, Elsie M. (Gebhart) Chapel, whom he was married to for 49 wonderful years; three brothers; and five sisters.

Friends will be received at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc. 1003 Penn. Ave. E., Warren, on Monday, January 8, from 5 to 7 p.m., and for one hour prior to a funeral to be held there at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9, with Rev. Rick Hamrick, pastor of Youngsville Free Methodist Church, officiating.  Military honors will be presented by the Youngsville American Legion Honor Guard.

Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial contribution should consider the Glade Volunteer Fire Department or the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Florence Stewart
   Posted Sun January 07, 2018

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by The Stewarts.

The Stewarts Rod andSusan, Rob and Amy, Toni and Derek

Jenny Gregerson Rose
   Posted Sun January 07, 2018
So many happy memories that will be cherished forever! We will miss you .Give Aunt Elsie a big hug in heaven. Now you are together again .Love you always and forever.

Ted & Kate Lebon
   Posted Mon January 08, 2018
A light has gone out in our neighborhood. Jim will be missed not only as a wonderful neighbor, but as a good man. Our deepest sympathy to all of the family.

Carolyn Foster
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
My thoughts are with the Chapel family. May you find hope and comfort in the words found in the Ps. 55:22.

Wendy M Ristau
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
Betsy, This is addressed to you and your family. to include John Schwone too. My heart aches for all of you What I of would give to have my Dad back. He had a great sense of humor and was respectful. I miss you Betsy. Consider yourself hugged.

Wendy M Ristau
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
That was supposed to say that I think your Dad had a good sense of humor and was respectful. Sorry, I'm a few card shy of a full deck now.

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