John Chipy, 60, of Corpus Christi passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2011 in a Houston hospital after a long illness. John was born on Feb. 26, 1951 in Saint Pee Sur Nivelle, France and was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pierre and Veronica Chipy; and his father-in-law, Bill Upton.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Kathy Chipy of Corpus Christi; his daughters, Annette (Edward) Bronnenberg of Cibolo, and Julee (B.J.) Pitre of Spring; his son, John Michael (Rhonda) Chipy of San Antonio; his grandchildren, Caleb and Kacey Bronnenberg, Brianna and Devin Chipy and Connor and Alyson Pitre; his brother, Michael Chipy; his sister, Marie Dupurou, both of Saint Pee Sur Nivelle, France; his mother-in-law, Marian Upton of George West; and his co-workers and many friends.

Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2011 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Stephen Wood officiating.

Graveside services with full military honors were to be in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make contributions to the National Brain Tumor Society, 124 Watertown Street, Suite 2D, Watertown, MA 02472 or to the Gideons, www.gideons.org.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home