Clarence “Chip” Wise, 81

October 06, 2020

Clarence “Chip” Wise, 81, of Lititz passed away peacefully at home on October 6th, 2020.

Born in Vandergrift, PA, he was the son of the late Clarence G. Wise and Laura (Lukehart) Wise. Chip was the husband of Deborah (Robbins) Wise, whom he married in 1982.

Chip was the Vice President of Schimmel Piano Corporation of Braunschweig, Germany until his retirement. His career fostered his love for travel.

Chip’s passion was researching his family’s genealogy. Through his research he learned that he was the 8th generation Wise in America. The Wise’s arrived in America in 1728 in Pennsylvania. He was able to trace his family another three generations in Europe, visiting many of the sites in his travels. Chip also enjoyed hiking, running, biking and playing the piano. He was a member of the Lititz United Methodist Church.

Most of all, Chip loved spending time with his large family. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children; David Wise, husband of Cindy, Douglas Wise, husband of Jeanne, James Smith, husband of Molly, Jaclyn Bomberger, wife of Nathaniel, Elisabeth Woznicki, wife of Sean, his beloved 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and his brother Charles Wise, husband of Nancy. He is preceded in death by his son Daniel Paul Wise.

Due to Covid-19, services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Lititz United Methodist Church.

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Condolences to the Family

October 17, 2020

Debbie, so sorry for your loss.  Chip was a very good friend, and fellow Sales Manager at Hammond.  I had a lot of fun times with him.  Even though I hadn’t seen him for years, I thought of him often.  Heaven got a good guy!  Know he’ll be missed by family and friends.
Earl and Brenda Smith

October 15, 2020

Debbie and family, The world has lost a beautiful soul.  So many fabulous memories from serious to hilarious!  I am grateful to have known him in the piano business and as a friend.  
Peace and Love,
Steve Cunningham 

October 13, 2020

So sorry to hear about Chip.  Always enjoyed hearing the stories of his travels, and talking about the piano industry.  I am sure he will be missed by many. 
Jim Bittinger 

October 13, 2020

We love you grandpa very much. 
Laura Andy. And the boys

October 13, 2020

Sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for God’s peace and comfort to the family. 
Dave and Gloria Gaskin

October 13, 2020

So sorry to hear I remember chip in his days at Hammond Organ Company my sincere condolences.
Bill mcelwee

October 12, 2020

So sorry for your loss praying for the family 
Pattie and Joe Calmon

October 11, 2020

I love you and miss you so much already, Grandpa!

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