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Domenic Chioda

January 23, 1945 ~ January 17, 2022 (age 76)

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Domenic Anthony Chioda Jr. passed away peacefully on January 17, 2022 to go home to be with his Lord Jesus.  Junior was born on January 23, 1949 to Domenic Chioda Sr and Angela Rossetti Chioda. He grew up in Frederick and attended school there until the high school closed down, in which time he transferred to Erie, then Longmont where he graduated in 1967.  After graduation he worked at Gardner Denver for a few years, until he decided to pursue his own business, known as JR’s Sprinklers.  On December 17, 1981 he was blessed with a son Rocco Domenic Chioda.  Junior attended AIMS Community College where he completed his degree in Fire Science.  He then started volunteering for Frederick Fire Department. In 1996 he became the first full time paid Fire Chief for Frederick Fire Department. During his ten years, Junior set the path for Frederick Fire Department in becoming a careered department with full-time paid firefighters.

He was an exceptional golfer who loved to share his passion for the game with anyone who needed tips or advice. Junior worked part-time at Saddleback and Bella Rosa golf course, until his health caused him to retire in 2021. Junior lived his life passionately through his faith in God, loved to help people, enjoyed his time with family and friends, and was always, always with his dog Breezy.

He is survived by his son Rocco and three sisters, Betty, Lucille, Lena (Richard), along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Domenic Sr. and mother's Angela Rosetti Chioda,and Bambina Chioda, brother Nunzio Chioda, brother in laws Felix Martinez, Glen Meyer and sister in law Janet Chioda.

A Celebration of Life will be held February. 5, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Life Fellowship of Frederick - 451 Oak Street. 

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