Frank C. Welpe, Jr.
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Barneveld - Utica
Frank C. "Chip" Welpe, Jr., 61, of Barneveld, formerly of Utica, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 31, 2012, at his home. Chip was born in Utica on July 17, 1951, the son of Frank C. and Helen (Lynch) Welpe. He was raised and educated locally and had worked for Chicago Pneumatic in Utica. Chip was an outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycling and snowmobiling. He was of the Catholic faith. Chip is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Grace Welpe, Barneveld; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Joan and Guy Fraccola, Marcy, Patricia and Robert Joswick, New Hartford, Karen Cox, Utica, and Lori Welpe, Steuben; as well as by many nieces and nephews. Frank was predeceased by a brother, Albert Welpe. Mr. Welpe's funeral service will be held Friday evening, January 4, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at the Heintz Funeral Home, 408 Herkimer Rd., North Utica. Interment in Crown Hill Memorial Park, Kirkland, will take place at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday from 5-7 p.m., prior to the service.
Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Jan. 3, 2013