Archie B. "Chip" Brittingham Jr.
1943 - 2019
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Archie B. "Chip" Brittingham, Jr.

Lewes - Archie B. "Chip" Brittingham, Jr., 75, of Lewes, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019, at his home after a short, but courageous, battle with cancer. He was born on August 5, 1943, at Beebe Hospital, a son of the late Archie B. Brittingham, Sr., and Virginia Roxalyn Lodge Brittingham.

Chip was a 1961 graduate of Lewes High School and completed his business education at Goldey Beacom. As a child, Chip worked at Lewes Dairy, his family's company, in various positions. Once he graduated from Goldey, he became a major stockholder in Lewes Dairy, eventually serving as President of the company for many years. Chip was passionate about his commitment not only to the dairy but also to his community. He supported many organizations in the Lewes area for several years. He was also known on the Eastern Shore as the maker of the famous Lewes Dairy egg nog, a long-time, protected family recipe. He looked forward to making the holiday treat each year. Lewes Dairy is known not only for producing the best egg nog but also for producing the finest cream in the tri-state area. Chefs covet these products in several states. Following the transition to Hy-Point Dairy, he continued to work for Lewes Dairy at its Millsboro facility as an operations manager up until his illness.

Chip had a zest for life, a love of people, a strong work ethic, a positive attitude, and a serious devotion to family. He was a fan of purple martins, music, and gardening. He was a lifelong member and supporter of Bethel United Methodist Church in Lewes, serving on many committees over the years. He was Bethel's head usher for decades. He received the distinction of Henlopen Ruritan Club's Business Person of the Year award as well as earning many other awards and recognitions during his lifetime. Chip enjoyed family get-togethers and could always be relied on to capture those special moments on camera. To his grandchildren, he was known as "Pop Chip." He was also known for his smiles, genuine hugs, kindness and strong Christian faith. The Maya Angelou quote fits Chip perfectly: "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." He will truly be missed by his family, his friends, his community, and his church family.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Joann; son, Joseph "Jody" Lodge Brittingham (Caroline) of Lewes; daughter, Lauren Brittingham Meany (Jeffrey) of Wilmington; three beautiful and adorable grandchildren, Brandon Desmond Brittingham, Claire Virginia Brittingham, and Lilia Roxalyn Meany; twin sister, Judy Bye (Michael) of Richmond, VA; brother, Robert Brittingham (Darlene) of Charleston, SC; and a dear aunt, Hazel Brittingham of Lewes. He also leaves behind a very large extended family.

Services for Chip will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, 129 W. 4th Street in Lewes, with a visitation from 9:00 to 11:00. Services will be conducted by The Reverends Earle N. Baker and Charles H. Wagner. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Bethel United Methodist Church Debt Reduction Fund, 129 W. 4th Street, Lewes, DE 19958.

Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home of Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh.com .




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Published in The News Journal on Apr. 21, 2019.
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June 26, 2019
I am so sorry to hear that Chip has passe. I worked for him for twenty years and loved every day l went to work. He will be missed by us all.......
Jerry Becky Crouse
May 19, 2019
Chip was a great Christian man and will be missed....
Raymond Horney
May 9, 2019
So sorry to hear of Chip's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Cris and Dee Watson
April 27, 2019
Jack & I were so sorry to hear of Chip's passing, what a special man, we go back many years in my baking business with daily visits & developed a friendship that I will cherish for a long time, he even helped me on Nevins wedding day after I delivered the wedding cake to the wrong venue...Chip jumped in our van to help deliver cake to the church hall...always with a smile on his face & whistling . I feel blessed to have know him.
John Curry
April 24, 2019
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April 23, 2019
My sincerest condolences to the Brittingham Family for the loss of your loved one, Archie, Jr., and pray you find comfort in Psalms 91:2.
JKH/JW
April 23, 2019
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
phyllis kenton
April 23, 2019
Phyllis Kenton
April 22, 2019
Sending love, prayers, and deepest sympathy to the beautiful family of Chip Brittingham. So very sorry to learn of your great loss. Will be holding you close in our hearts as you go through these difficult days.
Tom and Libera Northam
April 21, 2019
Our deepest sympathies are extended to Joann, Jody, Lauren and the extended family of Chip Brittingham. Praying you will feel God's presence as you walk through this valley. Hoping the hugs, tears, laughter and wonderful stories of fond memories of Chip will bring comfort to your hearts. Chip had a heart if gold and was one of the most down to earth people we have ever known. Every time we saw a Lewes Dairy truck we always thought of Chip. That famous Lewes Dairy Eggnog will always be a favorite!
Jack and Pam Reed
April 20, 2019
May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn," strengthen you during this difficult time. Isaiah 61:1, 2. Offering my deepest condolences.
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