Christopher Jon Gipe, 78, of Harrisburg, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2023 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Dementia. Chris was born December 24, 1944 to the late Lester and Charlotte (Silliman) Gipe, in Palmerton, PA. Chris was a Graduate of Central Dauphin High School, he received his undergraduate degree from Susquehanna University, and his Masters Degree in Psychology from the University of Scranton. He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War where He served as a Translator and interpreter in Thailand. He was the recipient of numerous medals during his service time. He worked at several State Hospitals and also had a private practice. He is survived by his daughters; Kristen Ondo and husband Mark of Harrisburg, and Aimee Mantz, his sister, Jacki McElhattan of Enola, five grandchildren; Eddie Ondo, Christiane Ondo, Gabrielle Patterson, and twin grandson’s, Ethan and Evan Patterson, his Niece, Jaime McElhattan and his great-niece, his buddy, Harmoni McElhattan, also, many friends and colleagues and his neighbors Bill and Carol O’Donnell who were a great help to him. He was a member of numerous organizations, including the Harrisburg Runners, where he participated and assisted with many Marathons. We are thankful and grateful for the care he was given by the Staff at the Shippensburg Healthcare Center. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday February 24, 2023 at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA. If so desired, contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741, or the Tree of Life Lutheran Church, 1492 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
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