James R. Chapin

Erie, Pennsylvania

1931 - 2017


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James R. "Jim" Chapin, age 86, of Erie, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at Sarah A. Reed Retirement Center. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on February 16, 1931, a son of the late George A. and Ethel Shoen Chapin. Jim graduated from Kenmore High School in 1949 and the Pratt...

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The ChapinFamily,
So sorry to hear of your loss. I have known Jim since my mom Norma Howard Chapin married him. As you know Norma died March 2004. You father was wonderful to my mother and gave her a wonderful fourteen years. Jim had a heart bigger than himself. Our prayers will always be with you.

Dear Chapin Family,
Elsie DeFazio has been Jim's tablemate for almost 4 years, since she moved to Sarah Reed. We will always remember his kind and gentlemanly ways, and his warm smile. He was a lovely man and will be greatly missed.
Our deepest sympathy.
Frank, Diane and Elsie DeFazio

I didn't know you long, but you'll be greatly missed. Thank you for all your early morning conversation, advice, and kind smile. It meant a lot to me.

So sorry to hear this. Always loved your Dad. We used to stop in and see him when we came back to Erie. Called him a few months ago. Always a gentleman and the definition of a father and husband. Will always remember the good times at the schoolhouse. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Dear Becky, Marybeth, Kathy and Jim,

I wanted to let you know I feel very sad to hear your Dad has passed away. We were next door neighbors on Stough Avenue many years ago when we were all kids. I remember both of your parents and those early days of our lives. You had the best Dad ever. Please accept my sincere sympathies. I wish you all well and find comfort in the days ahead.

Kathy, sorry to read about your father. It's never easy losing a parent. I will be praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Dave and I send our sympathy to your family. Uncle Jim will be greatly missed. Hold on to the wonderful memories. Love to you all. Dave and Cheryl

So sorry for your loss Jim. I know he was a very important man in your life. Thinking of you during this very sad time.

I am so happy to have had the pleasure of knowing Jim. He really taught me a lot about accepting life's challenges and keeping a positive attitude. He will be missed by so many. With deepest sympathy to his entire family.