Carmel "Gary" Garipoli

September 7, 1930 ~ July 31, 2020 (age 89)


Carmel “Gary” Garipoli, 89, of Exeter Township, Reading, passed away Friday, July 31st, at his home. Born in Reading, September 7, 1930, he was the son of the late Sebastian and Philomena (Crocona) Garipoli. He was a graduate of the Reading High School, class of 1950, where he was a stand-out football player. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, Carmel served with the U.S .Navy as a gunner aboard the USS Champlain. He received the National Defense Medal, and the Korean Service Medal. He had been employed as an electronics cleaner with Lucent Technologies, Allentown, until his retirement. Gary was a life member of Victor Emmanuel II Club, Reading. Preceding him in death was his wife, Joyce Klinger Garipoli, passing in 2002. Survivors Brother: Richard Garipoli Sr. and his wife Judy, Exeter Township Sister: Barbara Bruckart, Glen Allen, VA Son: Daniel Klinger and his wife Peggy, West Lawn Son: Dennis Klinger and his wife Tina, Hummelstown Son: Gregory Garipoli, Reading Son: Douglas Garipoli, Reading Daughter: Debra wife of Gregory Gaenzle, Mohnton Daughter: Toni wife of Kenneth Raser, Exeter 11 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Relatives and Friends are invited to attend a funeral service, Wednesday, August 5th at 11 AM in the Cramp Hummel Funeral Home, 934 Centre Ave., Reading. A viewing will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 AM in the funeral home.  Interment with military honors will be Friday, August 7th, at 1 PM in St. John’s Cemetery, Deep Creek Road, Barry Township, PA. RICHARD W. FRITZ FUNERAL HOME, ASHLAND PA has charge of arrangements. 570-874-4171

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