Charles S. “Chip” Piehler

Charles S. “Chip” Piehler, 57, of Northvale, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Beloved husband of Michele (nee Urgo). Proud and cherished father of Samantha, Jennifer and Brianna. Loving son of Marian and the late Stanley Piehler. Dearest brother of Christopher, Jeanine Piehler-Sweeney and Ed and his wife Lisa.  Loving son-in-law of Joan and the late Rocco Urgo and brother-in-law of Donna Urgo-Matthews. Adored uncle of Amber, Heather, Ryan, Shawn, Madison and Ben.

Chip was a devoted and loving husband, father, son, brother and friend, always the first to lend a hand. He was a production maintenance manager for Chartwell Pharmaceuticals in Congers, NY. Chip was a member of the Northvale Volunteer Ambulance Corps and belonged to the Rifle Club. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Visiting hours are Thursday 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 11 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Tappan Cemetery, Tappan, NY.

The live-stream of the funeral mass can be viewed through the link below:

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute to a GoFundMe established for Chip’s girls:

We are devasted and heartbroken by the loss of Chip. He was loved by all who knew him. He was a selfless, kindhearted, gentle soul who went above and beyond to help anyone in need. He loved nothing more than his family. His wife and his girls were his world. He would do anything he could for those he loved. He had many friends who became family and cherished all the memories he made with anyone who crossed his path. Chip was a fun, loving man who enjoyed sharing stories; he was an excellent storyteller. A true handyman and outdoorsman, he enjoyed his weekends upstate in “his own little paradise”, with his four-legged sidekick Buddy. He will have a lasting impact on those who knew him and will be deeply missed by all.

We love you

Michele, Samantha, Jennifer & Brianna


  1. John Castellano

    Dear Michelle,

    I was shocked when Vincent called me with this tragic news. I know you are a strong woman like those before you, Millie, Mary, Dolly, Lucy, Dolores and Theresa. An unexpected death and at a young age is very difficult for those left behind. In seeing the love and devotion you and your family have shown your late father Rocky I have no doubt Chip will receive no less from his wife and children. I am so sorry that I can not make it up to Northvale on Thursday but I have been and will continue to think of you and your girls. Life is for the living and you and your daughters have a lot of living ahead. We will all be together someday but we are here now and we have to enjoy this life.

  2. Michele, Samantha, Jennifer, Brianna, and the entire Piehler family my most heart felt condolences and prayers for you all as we try to cope with this.
    To my Best Man Stan, Our lives have been quite shattered by your early departure from this side.
    I know I will miss you always and forever until we meet again on the flip side.
    Love, your friend always, Udo

  3. Diane Frohlich

    He truly was one of the “good” ones. He loved his family wholeheartedly and his friends and his dog. My only peace of mind is that he is back with his father and Buddy. Michele and his girls – I am so sorry for your loss. For all of our loss. And Marian, I am so sorry that your have to grieve a child. I am praying for you all daily. Life is just not fair.

  4. Sonny and Donna Giovia

    Michele, my heart and soul go out to you and the entire family during this tragic time. Keep strong cous.

  5. Glytsea Family

    Michele, Jenn, Samantha, Brianna,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Warmest condolences,
    Teddy,Vivian, and Eleni Glytsea

  6. Michele, Marian and Family, Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. Chip was literally my first school pal at the age of 5. Although we lost touch after I moved out of Northvale, Chip would always take the time to ask about me whenever he ran into my Mom around town. Years later when I returned to Northvale under less than ideal circumstances, it wasn’t but a few days until I ran into Chip. He greeted me with a hardy handshake and a big hug and was quick to offer up his friendship in case there was anything I ever needed. His warm welcome home and reassuring words helped me to realize everything would be alright and since then, we’d occasionally check in to talk about trout fishing, upstate life and a whole host of things. Marian, you need to know that’s the kind of Man you raised. Michele and Girls, I want you to know that’s the kind of Husband and Father you had…. Chris, Jeanine, Eddie, we all considered Chip our Brother too…. A kind, caring, generous and 100% genuine person who never forgot his friends. That’s how I will always remember him. RIP Old Friend. You will be sorely missed….

  7. Patricia Urban

    Michelle, Sam, Jen, Brianna and to the Piehler family, words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you at this time.
    To my dear friend Chip, there are some who bring a light so great to the world, that even after they have gone, the light remains. Thanks for always being there.
    With love, Pat – your friend from the other side of the Catskills.

  8. Lorraine Blauvelt

    Dearest Michelle and family – although it has been many years since your family attended Northvale Preschool where I was one of their teachers I always remembered what a loving family you had and what a pleasure it was to get to know you. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. I too know what you are going through unfortunately due to my husbands death at a very young age. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you travel down this road for which there are no words. Although I did not know your husband from all that has been written he must have been a person who was loved and admired. Please know you are in my prayers and thoughts during this difficult time

  9. Tricia, Marty and Chris Molnar

    Dear Michele and family,
    We are thinking of you all during this difficult time and praying for peace, comfort and strength for the day’s that lie ahead.

  10. Michael Mendillo

    Michelle / Samantha/ Jennifer/ Brianna & the entire Piehler Family. I was so sad to hear the news of the passing of Chip. I have so many great memories at Nathan Hale School with Chip & Eddie. Remembering how kind & funny he was to all of us, such a major part of our journey at Nathan Hale. My blessings to you all. Michael

  11. Victoria Weaver, Karen Bernardino and Warren Strand

    Sending our deepest condolences to the entire Piehler family at this very difficult time. The Piehler and Strand families have stood together for decades in celebration and sorrow. May our love for your family help to carry your grief. The Strand, Bernardino and Weaver families hope our donation to the Gofundme account will help at this devastating time. Sending love and many, many prayers.

  12. Michelle, Samantha, Jennifer, Brianna, and the entire Piehler family, my condolences over the loss of your beloved Chip. Andrew, Shelley and I have nothing but great memories of our cousin Chip..a true family man, hard working to the core and a hell of a alot of fun to be around. RIP Chip

  13. Christine Gentile

    Dear Piehler Family,

    My deepest condolences during this very difficult time. Words are not easily spoken at times like these, but my heart goes out to your family and all those who love and adore Chip. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Sincere Condolences,

    Christine Gentile❤️

  14. Jean-Marie Gentile

    Dear Chip,
    I can’t stop thinking about you, Michele, the girls, your family and friends. Everyone loves you!
    Your friendship means the world to me, and always will. You’re a good man Chip and I’m going to miss you so much. I will see you on the other side my dearest of friends….
    Your friend always,

  15. Alfonso Antonio Meneses Saillant

    Lost a good friend. Sending prayers and love and my condolences to friends and family. Chip was an amazing person and friend. When my mother died Chip wrote a amazing letter to me that help me deal with my mother’s death. I have fond memories of Nathan Hale and HighSchool with Chip and I will cherish those amazing memories forever. God Bless. RIP Charles S Peehler you will be missed. Charles S Peehler. A good soul.

  16. My dear Michele… I would do anything to be able to hug you and hold you right now. My heart was completely shattered when I got the news. Both sides of the family played such a beautiful role in my life growing up. A time I am lucky enough to look back on and smile. I was blessed to hv known & grown up w/ Chip. He has left such an impact and imprint on our world that will never be 4gotten and will forever carry on…hes touched so many. I’m so proud to hv known him and all my Northvale crew. I love you all very much. I am sooo sooo sorry. I love you Michele with all my heart. I hope one day when ur up for it…we’ll be in touch agn. Forever, Dawn Tienken

  17. I can’t imagine Northvale without Chip Piehler. Always the nicest person to bump in on. I remember him driving and playing keyboards on the dash. Bless your memory. Love and support from Texas to everyone. Love

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