Louis A. Chiodo, 65, of Warren, PA., died peacefully, Monday morning, July 25, 2022, at his home with family at his side, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born July 29, 1956, in Warren, PA. Lou was the oldest of three sons of Mary Jane Chiodo and the late Frank R. Chiodo, Sr. He resided in Warren, PA., most of his life, except for a brief period in Kane, PA. He graduated from Warren Area High School Class of 1974. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from Duquesne University in 1979. He worked in several pharmacies in the Warren and surrounding areas during his career including the former Cowdrick’s Drug, Crone’s Drug, Temple Drug Stores and at the Warren State Hospital. Lou and his brother, Frank, opened an Italian Restaurant in Warren, called Chiodo’s Ferro Cucina, in 2001. They ran this business together for 21 years. He loved being the host and greeting all the customers as if they were family, walking in the door. Lou had a deep love of family and friends which was evident each day in the level of care, compassion, and commitment he displayed even through his own difficult challenges. He was passionate about spending time with his family, especially their family beach vacations, where he got to spend quality time with his wife, children, and beloved grandchildren. He loved to golf and played regularly in several leagues and tournaments with his close friends. He was passionate about hunting with his daughters, and teaching his grandson, all about deer hunting. Lou also enjoyed telling a good joke, to brighten someone’s day.
Lou is survived by his wife of 40 years, Karen Smith Chiodo, 2 Daughters – Angela Jerman, Christina Martin and her husband, Mike, 4 Grandchildren – Zach, Autumn, Colton and Madison, his mother, Mary Jane Chido Chiodo, 2 Brothers – Frank R. Chiodo, Jr., all of Warren, PA., Greg Chiodo and wife, Jacqueline LaWarre of Pittsburgh, PA., his mother-in-law, Donna Smith of Warren, PA., 1 Nephew – Anthony Chiodo, 2 Nieces – Brittany and Courtney Chiodo all of Pittsburgh, PA., 1 Aunt – Kathy Chiodo Zigler of Warren, PA., several cousins and his faithful companion, his beloved dog, Mister, also survive.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Tom Smith.
Family and friends will be received at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Thursday, July 28, 2022, from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Friday, July 29, 2022, at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., with Fr. Richard Tomasone, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do through the U.P.M.C. Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA., 15213 or St. Joseph Church Educational Center Fund, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com