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Metro M. Chrepta

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Metro M Chrepta

AGE: 92 • Manalapan

Metro "Mike" Chrepta of Manalapan, passed peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, May 4, 2017. He is predeceased by his parents, a brother, a sister and a son, Darien J. Chrepta. Mike Chrepta was born in Watervliet, NY, where he graduated from Catholic Central High School and enlisted in the US Navy during the outbreak of WWII. He served in the Submarine Corps aboard the USS Steelhead from 1942 through 1946. After receiving his Honorable Discharge from the Navy, Mike went on to receive his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from Siena College in Loudonville, New York in 1950. He resided in Monmouth County for 64 years, selecting Manalapan as his final residence. He retired from Fort Monmouth US Army Electronics command after 35 years of service as a Physicist. Of his many contributions to our country in his role as Physicist, one of his greatest contributions was the design of a support beam, to withstand the weight of our wounded, while being mechanically lifted to safety on rescue helicopters. The beam was introduced and used during the Vietnam War, bringing our wounded to safety and saving many of our soldiers' lives.

Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Eugenia Anne Paslowsky Chrepta, 6 of his seven children, their spouses, 14 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is Monday May 8, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Bongarzone Funeral Home,2400 Shafto road, Tinton Falls. A funeral mass will be held 11:00am Tuesday May 9, 2017 at Our Lady of Mercy RC Church, 58 Main Street, Englishtown, NJ 07726. The family has asked that you go directly to church on Tuesday. Entombment will follow at St Gabriel's Cemetery, Marlboro, NJ. For online condolences and directions please visit his memorial website at
Published in Asbury Park Press on May 7, 2017
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