A bright light has gone out in Wilkes-Barre. Barry "Chip" Weiss died Friday in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
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Born Dec. 2, 1947, he was the son of Betty "BeBe" Liebman Weiss Baer and the late Nathan "Sonny" Weiss. Chip (or Chipper, if you're more into the formal informality) graduated from Meyers High School, class of 1965. After graduation, he began a lifetime of "peddling" as he called it. He began by selling "used horses" and graduated from there to cars, animal feed, auction houses and a host of other consumer goods. For more than 30 years, he was the owner of Main Street Feed, located on South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre.
Chip was an avid fan of Indy and NASCAR racing.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Bonnie Brown Weiss; daughter, Samantha Wells, Winthrop, N.Y.; son, Neal, Deerpark, Ohio; granddaughters, Megan and Elizabeth; grandsons, Joshua and Jason; a sister, Sharyn O'Neill and her husband, Jack, Wapwallopen; niece, Kendra Bevill; nephew, Sean O'Neill; grand-nephew, Jason O'Neill; and a grand-niece, Cameron O'Neill.
Funeral and interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers or donations, the family asks that, if you like, think of Chip, raise a toast, say something nice and don't forget to smile. Chipper would approve.
Published in Times Leader on Sept. 1, 2013