Frank A. Chille, 83
Frank A. Chille, Sr., 83, of Lancaster, formerly of Willingboro, NJ, passed away Sunday morning, October 8, 2006 at HCR Manor Care Nursing Home.
Mr. Chille the oldest of three sons of Italian immigrants was born in South Philadelphia on June 12, 1923. Mr. Chille was a decorated US Army veteran. He served in the Normandy invasion in France during WWII. He landed on Normandy Beach on D-Day+6 on his 21st birthday. He was wounded in action on August 6, 1944 near St. Milo France. For his military service he was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, as well as other medals.
Mr. Chille was married to the late Jennie F. Chille. He was very dedicated to his family.
During his life he was an accomplished engineer, a tool fabricator as well as an extraordinary inventor. He held two US patents for his designs- one was primarily conceived for the transportation industry but now benefits markets and industries worldwide.
Mr. Chille is survived by two sons, Frank A. Jr. of Maple Shade, NJ; Anthony J. Chille Sr. husband of Sally M. of Mountville; two grandsons, John and Anthony, Jr. husband of Erin Chille; and two great grandchildren, Elizabeth M. and Anthony J. Chille III.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Leo The Great Catholic Church, 2427 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA on Thursday at 11a.m. The committal service will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA at 2p.m. Friends may attend the viewing at the church on Thursday morning from 10-10:50a.m. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Chille’s memory to St. Leo The Great Catholic Church, 2427 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601.