Born April 17, 1959 in Medina, Chipper grew up in the Akron area. He worked for many years on oil drill rigs as an operator engineer and as a heavy equipment operator; he was a member of The IVEW Local 196 Union and the Operating Engineers Union 1966.
Chipper married the love of his life, the former Rebecca Mileham on May 26, 1995.
An avid motorcycle rider, he was a proud member of the Second Brigade MC Club and was involved with many charity rides throughout the area. He was also an avid hunter. Most of all, Chipper loved spending time with his family, especially his beloved granddaughter and best friend, Camryn, who will miss him dearly along with all who knew and loved him.
Chipper leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Becky Nicometi, of Basom; stepchildren, Tiffany (Dan) Wetzler, of Akron, Larry Laude, of Pembroke, and Alan Mileham, of Akron; four grandchildren, Camryn, Lacie, Sofia and Thea; brother, Tim (Jennifer) Nicometi, of Wolcottsville and four additional siblings; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, Aug. 14th from 4-8 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Masks and social distancing will be mandatory.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 15th at 1:30 p.m. at 6005 Mann Road, Akron, NY 14001.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Chipper’s honor may be made to his family. Share memories and condolences at www.cooperfuneralhome.com