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Lewis Jay "Chip" Lose

Saturday, May 12th, 1945 - Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
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Obituary

On August 3, 2019, Lewis Jay “Chip” Lose, 74, went home in the arms of his Heavenly Father at his residence surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Holly Ridge, North Carolina, on May 12, 1945. He was the oldest son of the late Lewis B. and Jane Smith Lose, and the first grandchild of Jay and Doris Smith. When he was four months old, Chip and his family moved back to Bellefonte, where he would reside the rest of his life. He would always hold a special place in his heart for his beloved North Carolina.

He was a 1963 graduate of Bellefonte High School and a 1965 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University. In 1965, he entered into service for his “Uncle” with the United States Navy.

On November 4, 1967, he married the love of his life and best friend, Karen Eckels Lose. For the 51 years and 9 months they were married, they were an example of a faithful and loving marriage in Christ. Surviving are their daughters, Kristin (Jon) Lodge and granddaughters, Laura and Makena Lodge, and daughter, Kerri (Brent) Kopcha and granddaughters, Alexis, Emma and Peyton Kopcha.

As a teenager, Chip had a young man’s dream job working as a lifeguard at Stone Valley Recreation Area. After being discharged from the service, he went to work for Nucleide in State College. Later he worked for Cerro Metal and finished his career with ARL at Penn State, retiring after 22 years of service, as a Supervisor of the drafting and design department.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, in-laws, Charles and Helen Eckels, and his brother-in-law, Edward Eckels. In addition to his wife, daughters and granddaughters, he is survived by his brother, Mick (Pat) Lose, sister, Beth (Terry) Haupt, sister-in-law, Francy Eckels and their children. As well as his extended family of many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Chip was a faithful and committed servant of the Lord and participated in the Acts 2 Ministries. Chip was a life member of the Undines Fire Department as well as a 51-year member of his favorite place on Earth, Flatrock Rod and Gun Club, where he enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping, as well as many hikes and rides across the property. “I actually don’t know my existence without Flatrock; it’s been a part of my life as far as I can remember. It’s always been there with its memories. The time spent being able to just explore the mountains before you’re even old enough to hunt...to go up and down and get yourself semi-lost hoping you can find your way back down.” His greatest enjoyment in life was the time he spent with his family. All his girls will miss him more than words could ever describe, he was a rare find, amazing husband, father and grandfather. A quiet servant of the Lord who left a lasting impression on all who knew him.

The family wishes to thank Medi Home Health and Hospice for their excellent care.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, September 29, 2019, at The Shop at 129 Snyder Brook Lane, Bellefonte. Doors will open at 1:30pm with the funeral service beginning at 2pm. The family has requested that in honor of Chip, please dress casual and feel free to wear either camouflage, Hawaiian attire, or yellow. Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. in Bellefonte.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Acts 2 Ministries at 12233 Appleby Road, Shade Gap, PA 17255.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 29th, 2019 | 1:30pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, September 29th, 2019 1:30pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    The Shop (Zion)
    Address
    129 Snyder Brook Lane
    BELLEFONTE, PA 16823
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, September 29, 2019, at The Shop at 129 Snyder Brook Lane, Bellefonte. Doors will open at 1:30pm with the funeral service beginning at 2pm. The family has requested that in honor of Chip, please dress casual and feel free to wear either camouflage, Hawaiian attire, or yellow.
  • Service

    Sunday, September 29th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Sunday, September 29th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    The Shop (Zion)
    Address
    129 Snyder Brook Lane
    BELLEFONTE, PA 16823
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, September 29, 2019, at The Shop at 129 Snyder Brook Lane, Bellefonte. Doors will open at 1:30pm with the funeral service beginning at 2pm. The family has requested that in honor of Chip, please dress casual and feel free to wear either camouflage, Hawaiian attire, or yellow.
    Officiant
    Pastor Dan Fox
    Co-Celebrant
    Pastor Jody Reese
    Pastor Tim Yates

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Evan, Evan, Jr & Evan III & HH Russell

Posted at 08:44pm
This is in memory of an outstanding fellow Rocker who will be surely missed at the Point.
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Ellen Baker

Posted at 04:44pm
Chip was one of my best friends during out school years. His love of the out-of-doors (hunting & fishing) were important in his early years. His family were loving and giving individuals, a trait which followed Chip throughout his life. Please know that his family-Karen & daughters are in my thoughts in this time of loss. I am sure Chip is finally at peace in the arms of his Mom& Dad (Lew and Jane).
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John Keller

Posted at 09:39am
We were very sorry to hear about Chip's passing. Chip was a great companion for my wife Christine during their time together at adult daycare with Patty Walk in Pleasant Gap. Although he didn't talk much, you could see that Chip was a thoughtful, caring person. Christine didn't talk much either, but you could sense that the two of them appreciated each other's presence. You can be proud as a family to have had such a thoughtful person as Chip for a husband and father. John M. Keller
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Ted Strand

Posted at 02:48pm
As a friend and as one of my best employees in State College, PA, I always admired "Lew" for his intelligence, knowledge, and a keen sense of humor. Although I have not seen him for many years, I know he will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of being part of his life. I offer my deepest sympathies to family and friends.

Ted L Strand
Tarpon Springs, FL
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