Vincent J. DiPaola Aberdeen division chief

December 13, 1990

A Mass of Christian burial for Vincent J. DiPaola, retired chief of the Advanced Development Division of the Land Warfare Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground, will be offered at 1 p.m. today at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Elkton.

Mr. DiPaola, who was 70 and lived in Elkton, died of cancer Monday at a hospital in Newark, Del.

He retired in 1973 after working 15 years at Aberdeen and before that at the Edgewood Arsenal, where he went to work as a chemist in the late 1940s.

Earlier, he worked briefly at industrial plants in Baltimore. He received seven patents that he turned over to the Army.

Born in Baltimore and reared in Elkton, he was a graduate of Immaculate Conception School and Elkton High School.

He served with the Marine Corps in the South Pacific during World War II and received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Loyola College in 1947.

A former president of the parish council at Immaculate Conception Church, he was a member of the Elkton Zoning Appeals Board and the board of the Aberdeen Proving Ground Credit Union.

He is survived by his wife, the former Alma E. Swem; five sons, Michael J. DiPaola of Port Deposit, Vincent D. DiPaola of Bowie, and John P. DiPaola, David M. DiPaola and Thomas A. DiPaola, all of Elkton; two daughters, Rosemary E. Blood of Chambersburg, Pa., and Susan L. DiPaola of Newark, Del.; a brother, Pascal J. DiPaola of Elkton; three sisters, Marietta D. Carter, Elizabeth Ann Sentman and Teresa M. D'Azevedo, all of Elkton; and 11 grandchildren.

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