Rudolph A. Chillemi
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Rudolph A. Chillemi, Esq., 92, of Media died peacefully on January 18, 2021. Born in Philadelphia on May 11,1928, the fifth of six boys, he was the son of Salvatore and Antoinette Chillemi. Rudy was a graduate of South Philadelphia High School, Germantown Academy, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1951), Temple University School of Law (1953) and New York University School of Law (Masters of Law) in 1954. Rudy immediately served in the United States Army in Okinawa and was honorably discharged in October 1956. Rudy’s legal career started as a Lecturer and Legal Researcher at New York University School of Law until he moved back to Philadelphia to become a Pennsylvania Assistant Attorney General, Philadelphia Assistant City Solicitor, and in private practice with Kolsby and Bellis. Ultimately, he served as a partner and general counsel with the Philadelphia Electric Company. He was active in the practice of law until he retired 6 months ago. Rudy was a member of the Federal, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and Delaware County Bar Associations and was honored for 65 years of service. For more than 50 years, Rudy served at St Mary Magdalen Church in multiple capacities. Many can remember his role as lector in the church and his caring ministry to the sick at Riddle Memorial Hospital. Rudy enjoyed the Philadelphia Orchestra, operas and Frank Sinatra. Rudy is preceded in death by his loving wife Anne, and brothers Charles, Frank, Joseph and Albert. He is survived by three daughters Ro DiFerdinand (James) of Media, Joanne Berkowitz (Alan) of Lancaster and Carolyn Crouse (Richard) of Lancaster. He is the grandfather of Lauren Berkowitz, Andrew Berkowitz and Natalie Crouse. Rudy is survived by a brother Richard Chillemi and loving nieces and nephews. Services will be strictly private. A livestream mass may be followed on Saturday, January 23 at 1pm at In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rudy’s name may be sent to the St Mary Magdalen School Endowment Fund 2400 N Providence Rd, Media 19063 Arrangements provided by Rigby Harting & Hagan Funeral Home 15 E. 4Th Street Media, PA 19063

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Published in The Daily Times from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2021.
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January 23, 2021
My memories of Rudy are that he was a soft spoken family guy.
I offer heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
Steve Filoramo
January 23, 2021
Rudy was truly a kind and gentle man. I knew him as a neighbor, friend and colleague. I am deey saddened by this news and offer my prayers and sympathy to his family and friends.
January 23, 2021
Sending love & prayers to the Chillemi family
Carol Halloran
January 22, 2021
Our deepest sympathies to the Chillemi family.
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Peter Patrucci
January 21, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the Chillemi Family for the loss of your loved one, Rudolph, and pray God gives you comfort, peace and strength.
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