Charles James Cipolla, 91, G & H Steel Service officer

March 23, 2002

Charles James Cipolla, a retired vice president of G & H Steel Service Inc. and a longtime Arbutus resident, died Monday of pneumonia at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. He was 91.

He had lived in Arbutus for more than 30 years and in Tyaskin, Wicomico County, since 1997.

Born and raised in Mount Morris, N.Y., where he graduated from high school, Mr. Cipolla earned his bachelor's degree in business from the State University of New York at Geneseo.

After graduation from college in the early 1930s, he joined G & H Steel Service Inc., a Philadelphia-based construction company. Until his retirement in 1985, he was vice president of the company's Middle Atlantic region.

FOR THE RECORD - An obituary for Charles James Cipolla in Saturday's editions of The Sun misstated his education. He attended, but did not graduate from, the State University of New York at Geneseo. The Sun regrets the error.

He was also a member for many years of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers Local No. 16.

During World War II, he worked building PT boats in a St. Petersburg, Fla., shipyard.

He was an avid coin collector.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Loudon Park Funeral Home, 3620 Wilkens Ave.

Mr. Cipolla is survived by his wife of 66 years, the former Camilla Beall of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a son, Charles E. Cipolla of Tyaskin; two brothers, Salvatore R. Cipolla of Perry Hall and Dominick Cipolla of Hornell, N.Y.; five sisters, Laura Rimore of Macedon, N.Y., Mary Dipley of Perry Hall, Martha Sheckler of Linesville, Pa., Josephine Rice of Keystone Heights, Fla., and Theresa Fraser of Mount Morris; and a grandson.

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