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Richard Allen Chimiak

February 23, 1967 ~ September 6, 2023 (age 56) 56 Years Old

Richard Chimiak Obituary

Richard Allen (Rick) Chimiak, 56, of Meadville, died peacefully and Jesus took him home on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital following a courageous 20-year battle with Hemochromatosis.

Rick was born February 23, 1967, in Johnstown, a son of Robert Chimiak and Shirley Anne (Miller) Chimiak Byers.  He married Diane Cease on October 7, 1989.

Rick was a 1986 graduate of Meadville High School.  He worked for over 36 years at Grede formerly Advanced Cast Products.  He was a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation, enjoyed rifle and archery hunting, fishing, and was an avid Steelers and Pirates fan.

Survivors, in addition to his loving wife Diane, include a son, Aaron Chimiak of Meadville; his mother, Shirley Byers of Meadville; siblings, Cecilia Byrd (Charles) of Meadville, Bob Chimiak of Mercer, Dan Chimiak of Grove City, and Terri Chimiak of Meadville; his in-laws, David and Carol Cease of Meadville; a sister-in-law, Deborah Nichols of Meadville; nieces and nephews, Matthew Werner, Becky Michael, David-Michael Ramey, Zane Chimiak, Shelby Chimiak, Jake Chimiak, Myah Chimiak, and Andreanna Burnett; great-nieces and great-nephews, Axel Chimiak, Griffin Chimiak, Clayton Werner, Claudia Kynerd (Cole), Elton Michael, and Elise Michael; a great-great-niece, Camryn Kynerd; and Rick’s father’s companion, Roseanne Piccolo and her children.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, October 7th from 12-1:30 p.m. at the ROBERT W. WAID FUNERAL HOME, 581 CHESTNUT ST., MEADVILLE where a Celebration of Rick’s life will follow at 1:30 p.m. with Debbie Carpenter officiating.

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October 7, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Rose And Waid Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. - Meadville
581 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335

Celebration of Life
October 7, 2023

1:30 PM
Rose And Waid Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. - Meadville
581 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335


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