American Veteran 09

Carmel "Gary" Garipoli

July 30, 2020

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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 Lake Champlain, receiving 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.


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 in the funeral home starting at 9 AM until service.  Interment with military honors will be Friday, August 7th, at 1 PM in St. John’s Cemetery, Deep Creek Road, Barry Township, PA. The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements.  Visit





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