Frank Mario Festa Jr., fondly known to his family and friends as Chip, passed away peacefully at his parents’ home in Pacific Palisades on January 18.
He is survived by his parents, Fern and Frank Festa Sr.; his children Nicole (Tory Lewis) children Hunter and Scarlet, son Ryan Festa (Noel Kessler) child Beau, his wife Terri and his step-children Haley (Andrew Allenbeck) children Brayden and Brooke, Hannah (BrandonRockwell) children Nash and Hays, KatieAndruck, his sister Bonnie (Don Burgess), brother Jerry (Melanie Keese) and the entire Festa family. And let’s not forget his two precious French bulldogs.
Chip was born in Garwood, New Jersey, in 1956, and in1962, at the age of 6, moved to Pacific Palisades where he lived the majority of his life. Chip attended Corpus Christi School, Paul Revere Junior High and graduated from Palisades High School in 1974.
He joined the family business Graphaids Inc, where he was a partner in the company until his death. In 1978 he married his high school sweetheart, Cindy Reich. They raised their two children in Pacific Palisades. He then married Terri Blake in 1998 and embraced her three daughters as his own.
Chip was a great athlete who from a young age had a passion for football. He started playing football at the age of 9 with Pop Warner Football. He continued playing through high school where he earned the award of “All City.” He then went on to play in college.
His other passions were dirt bike riding, water-skiing, snow skiing, house boating, camping and fancy cars. He shared his love for the outdoors with many of his high school friends, most of whom are still his good friends to this very day.
Chip will be remembered most as a devoted and loving father, grandfather, son, brother, husband, uncle, cousin, nephew and friend. He leaves behind his family and friends who will be forever touched by his kind and generous spirit.
We will remember Chip’s warm smile, infectious laugh and his endearing affection.
Services will be held at Corpus Christi Church, located at 887 Toyopa Drive, on Friday, January 25, at 3:30 p.m.