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Joseph “Scott “DiPardo, 69, of Colonial Heights passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2022. Born in Richmond, Virginia on March 30, 1953, he was the son of the late Joseph L. DiPardo and Ruby T. DiPardo.
Scott graduated from Spotsylvania High School and Mary Washington College. Early work experience was at Raub Pipe and Supply in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He also worked for the Dept. of Environmental Quality and retired from Hanover County Environmental Services.
He is survived by his wife, Christie Wamsley; brother, David DiPardo (Leslie) of King George, Virginia; nephews, Derrick (Rebecca) of Stafford, Virginia, Jason (Rachael) of Colonial Beach, Virginia; two grandnephews, Dave and Edy DiPardo of Colonial Beach, Virginia; two grandnieces, Sarah (Zachary) Schaeffer of Las Vegas, Nevada and Megan DiPardo of Stafford, Virginia; great-great-nephew, Maverick Schaefer; and great-great-niece, Faith Schaefer of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Destiny Church was Scott’s spiritual home and served as an anchor for his faith. Scott was a gentle, kind, and compassionate man. He was quiet, soft spoken, and had never even been in a fistfight in his life. His dry sense of humor was enjoyed by all his many friends. After retiring he enjoyed drawing under the tutorage of Henry Kidd of Side Street Gallery, and produced many beautiful works of art. Other varied interests of Scott included growing orchids, having a love of the theater, ballet, the arts and jewelry making. Being a long-time member of the Tri-Cities Road Running Club, Scott competed in three Boston marathons and numerous runs and races all over the East Coast. He also directed several Twilight Delightfully Different races and helped with the children’s running program. Kayaking, traveling, and spending time at any beach, especially Nags Head, was always special to Scott. He was an avid reader and collector of books, while finding many of them perusing secondhand bookstores. Rounding out his interests would include woodworking and remodeling from which he spent many hours helping others and doing projects on his own home. Being a lifelong Pittsburgh Steeler fan and an appreciator of all genres of music helps complete a picture of how much he lived and enjoyed life. He dearly loved his wife Christie who held him tight and tenderly cared for him, especially these last four months as they traveled this difficult road together.
A private memorial graveside service will be held this week at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Petersburg with Pastor’s Jeff and Kimberly Hill officiating. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. "For I am convinced that neither life nor death, nor angels nor demons, either the present nor the future, neither any powers, neither life nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God." Roman's 8:38 Funeral arrangements made by the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Home and crematory, 2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.
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