Jonathan Chichilitti Sr
Jonathan Chichilitti Sr passed into eternal peace at Chandler Hall in Newtown on June 14, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born 92 years ago to Michael and Angeline Tufill Chichilitti in Bristol Borough. As a young boy he picked tomatoes and vegetables at various farms in Pa and NJ. He started working at Landreth Seeds in Bristol, moving on to Barker and Williamson for thirty-two years as the head of maintenance, and ended his career at US Steel National Tube as a Sr. Millwright retiring in 1988.
He joined Third District Fire Company in 1957 and was an active fire fighter for over twenty years, becoming an honorary member. He was an avid fisherman, gardener, card player, loved flea marketing with his twin David, and bowled with his brothers in a league. He loved eating seafood, dandelion salads, and roasting pepperoni on the campfire. He was always there to lend a helping hand to his children, family and many friends, never asking for anything in return. Even though he had a limited education he had the natural ability to solve problems using his hands and mind. All you needed to do was tell him what your idea or problem was and he had a solution!
He is survived by his loving wife Jean Horn Chichilitti, his beloved children Jonathan Jr.(Evonne), Michael(Linda Hall) and loving daughter Terri Simone(Michael), his precious grand children Caryn Hathaway(Joe), Jonathan Chichilitti(Melissa), Danielle Ramus(Robert), and Jesse Wolfgang(Carly Boos), and priceless great-grandchildren Alisan, JJ, and Tyler Hathaway, Michael and Katelyn Chichilitti, CJ Roach, Juliana and Jaxon Ramus, and sisters in law Riva Bradford and Sylvia Chichilitti and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his ten brothers and sisters Carmella Barber(Elmer), John(Rose), Clementine Rose (David), Frank(Jenny), Mike(Hazel), Cornelius, Nathaniel(Sue), David his identical twin, Ruth(Ray) Brickner, and Esther, his sister in law Eva Templeton, and brothers in law Richard Templeton, Matthew Pizzola, and Robert Bradford, and nephews John Chichilitti, David Rose, Raymond Brickner and Daniel Chichilitti.
His family would like to thank the nursing staff at St. Mary Hospital and the staff at Chandler Hall Hospice for their exceptional and compassionate care.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Service on Thursday, June 21, 2018, 11:00am at the Wade Funeral Home,1002 Radcliffe Street, Bristol Borough. Viewing hours will be Wednesday evening from 7-9:00pm and Thursday morning, 10:00am until time of service. Interment, Sunset Memorial Park, 333 County Line Road, Feasterville, Pa. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Chichilitti's name, may be made to Third District Volunteer Fire Co., Station 14, 1141 Harrison Street, Bristol, Pa 19007.