Kathryn Chirpas

June 7, 1951 - March 4, 2022

06/07/1951 - 03/04/2022

Past Services

Visitation
Tuesday March 08, 2022
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Service
Wednesday March 09, 2022
11:00 am
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions

Kathryn L. Chirpas, 70, of Bellaire, Ohio passed away Friday, March 4, 2022, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Kathy was born June 7, 1951 in Portsmouth, VA a daughter of Anthony and Alice (Peck) Chirpas.

Kathy was a life-long educator with the Bellaire City Schools where she, herself, was a 1969 graduate. After graduating Bellaire High School, Kathryn went on to attend Ohio University and gained her Master’s Degree in Education. Ms. Chirpas was an avid sports fan with a love for the Pittsburgh Steelers as well as a Big Red supporter through-and-through.  She was a generous and caring person.

Kathy is preceded in death by her father, Anthony Chirpas.

Surviving is her loving mother, Alice Peck Chirpas and her dear sister, Jean.  She is also survived by special friends Trici Myers and children Kyle Hess, Cody Myers, and Abby Myers, and Chad Myers.  Also surviving are many dear cousins, including Susan Akin of Cummings, GA.  

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, OH 43906 on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Services will be held at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral in Bellaire on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 11am with Rev. Ian Thornton presiding. Interment will follow at Belmont County Memorial Park. A light lunch will follow at First United Methodist Church in Bellaire.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bellaire Alumni Association by visiting TMCFunding.com

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Lill Magistro
6 months ago

Kathy was a great teacher and a wonderful person. . My prayers are with her family. She touched many children and their parents . May her soul Rest In Peace

George Richardson
6 months ago

A teacher who cared about all of her students. A kind person, who loved Bellaire Schools.

Jeff Alexander
6 months ago

Kathy always had a smile and a great attitude. I was never a student of hers, but I remember her family from church. Jean and Mrs. Chirpas, I know you will miss her, but she’s watching over you all. Take care of each other…(I grew up on 35th & Franklin and worked at Murphy’s.)

Pam Cwalinski
6 months ago

Ms. Chiapas was one of the best teachers Bellaire Schools had. I had the privilege of knowing her as a parent, PTA member, later a coworker & always a friend. On every level she was wonderful. She will be missed! May her memory always be a blessing to all who knew her.

Melissa Oakley
6 months ago

I fondly remember Kathy as a teacher at West Bellaire where I was a student and later as a colleague. She was dedicated to her students and the community. Sending prayers of comfort to Alice and the Chirpas family. Rest In Peace.

Buddy Tucker
6 months ago

My kindergarten teacher, and then a 3rd grade teacher of mine when I had the privilege of being Bellaire ES’s principal for 5 years. I loved her candidness and honesty and the devotion to her students and fellow staff members.

Esther Hall
6 months ago

I’m really honored to of met the family of Kathy Chirpas. Learned a lot in the short time I knew them all. So sorry for the loss of Kathy. I got the chance to become pretty close with her and her family. Love and prayers to you all. Esther

Heidi Mobley
6 months ago

I was saddened to hear that Kathy passed, but glad to know she is not in pain any longer. Please accept our condolences, much love to Alice and Jean and family

Former Student
6 months ago

Miss Chirpas was my Kindergarten teacher at First Ward. She was the best teacher. I remember her like it was yesterday. May she rest in Peace. She touched many lives.

Regis Woods
6 months ago

To Cathy’s family and friends. Our deepest sympathies. The Big Reds community have lost a true supporter and a solid educator. On more than one occasion I requested Cathy’s opinion and knew I would receive an honest answer -like it or not.Rest in peace, Regis Woods ,retired Superintendent