Tre-Chipman, III-Jewett-Obituary


Tre Donald Arden Chipman, III-Jewett

Pensacola, Florida

1969 - 2013 (Age 43)


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Tre (Donald Arden) Chipman, III-Jewett, 43 of Pensacola passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013.

Tre was born in Duluth, MN on September 20, 1969, and was adopted at the age of 2 months, and we are grateful to his birth mother for having given us this beautiful child. He attended the Episcopal Day School, and graduated from B. T. Washington High School, Class of 1987. Tre received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology from the University of West Florida. He enjoyed working on computers, internet technology, software creations and website hosting. Tre is part owner of Iccelerant LLC. His hobbies were creating electronic games, writing and telling stories, costume partying, grade ?B? Movie Fests, playing jokes on friends, collecting comic books, games, movies, science fiction, barbecuing, collecting and creating his own spices.

Tre Chipman was an exceptional loving and faithful friend and family member. He had friends from across the country, many of whom he met at Washington High School. He was generous in giving sandwichs and water to those on the streets of Chicago for 15 years. Tre leaves with wonderful memories of his humor and quick wittedness.

Tre is survived by his mom and dad, Ann and Grey Jewett, Pensacola; siblings, Lisa Martin, Pensacola, Phil Jewett, NC, Kristen Reeves, CA; aunts, Mary Schmick, Chicago, Robbin Childs, VA, Ruthe Small and Ariel Birkhoff; cousins, Debbie and Scott Madlener, Chicago, and many other cousins from around our country. Nieces and nephews, Grey III, Katie, Mattea, Kristen, Ellora, Isabel, Marika, Stephanie, Heather, Jacob, Ryan, Bradley, Heather, Andrew, Jennifer, Kevin and Neal (who called Tre ?Uncle Choo Choo?).

Visitation will be held from 5:00pm until the Memorial Service at 6:00pm, Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 7979 N. 9th Ave., with Fr. Jeffery Jencks and Dr. Don Winslett officiating. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice, 5041 N. 12th Ave., Pensacola, FL 32504 or Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 7979 N 9th Ave., Pensacola, FL 32514.

Special thanks to all of the staff and volunteers at West Florida Covenant Hospice, Sacred Heart Palliative Care, Dr. Peter and Molly Delevett, Business Partner and friend Troy Hall and friend Chris Christian.

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Tre was a friend to a lot of us. I, too, met him through City of Heroes. he was a beacon of hope and humor in a lot of people. He is sorely missed.

I too knew Tre from the computer game that meant so much to so many people. Tre was not only a tremendously funny guy and a great writer, he was also a truly kind and generous soul, gracious to all around him. When I think of "Hero", I think of Tre. He is truly missed.

Like so many here, I only knew Tre through a silly computer game. Years later, his absence still hurts. Godspeed, "Big A." You are missed more than you could know.

Jack Nolan

Dona nobis pacem, dona eis requiem.

I will always remember Tre as Ascendant, the greatest hero of Paragon City and a wonderful friend. Your adventure here is over, but heroes never really die.

Somewhere out there in the aether is a hero, and that hero should look out because an ice-cream loving sparkly unicorn who used to live in a cardboard box in Kings Row will come looking for them one day! But until then, farewell and good journey my friend.

The last I saw Ascendant was when the lights went out in City of Heroes. Never knew Tre personally, but I read his fiction, played the missions he built, and enjoyed the roleplay and conversation we had.
You were there when the last light faded. I mourn your passing.


Oh man ... I only just now learned that this had happened. Tre was a legend in the online circles I was a part of ... it is truly saddening to hear of his passing. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Tre and I in Chicago hosting Thanksgiving in 1999