Jeffrey Arlen Chiodo passed away on September 24, 2011. His final journey was spent surrounded by family and friends who Jeff had touched in so many ways throughout his life. Jeff was born November 30, 1960. He spent his entire life in the South Bay. He resided in Redondo Beach for the past 13 years, grew up in Palos Verdes and graduated in 1979 from Palos Verdes High School. Jeff is survived by his loving wife, Donna; their children, Anastasia and Justin; mother, Allesandria Meier; brothers and sister-in-laws, Gregory and Terri Chiodo, Bradley and Stephanie Chiodo; stepbrother, Eric (Tara) Meier; stepsister, Kristen (BJ) Kovacs; sister/brother-in-laws, Debra and Bernard Renfro, Bill and Christine Sczepaniak and Paul and Paulette Sczepaniak; and 19 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Hank Meier and father, Arlen "Skip" Chiodo. His family wrote: "Jeff's loyalty and giving heart was an inspiration to his family and friends. He was the "ultimate warrior" and lived his life and the last part of his journey with integrity and bravery!" Services will be held at Rice Mortuary on Saturday, October 1st at 3 pm. Make flowers and donations - Where Your Heart Leads in Remembrance of Jeff! The following organizations touched Jeff's family's life and were an integral part of his journey! Hospice: and City of Hope

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  1. Donna, we shared with you the grief of losing Jeff and we pray that our Lord will bless and help you face this hardship. On the other hand, we celebrate Jeff’s life in heaven and now free of pain and sufferings. Let’s celebrate his eternal life! With love and prayers…

  2. Donna, Ana, Justin: May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want more. May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door. Remember all the good times you shared together. Wishing you strength during this difficult time. My love and prayers are with you.

  3. Dear Chiodo Family: We send our sincerest sympathies to Justin, Ana and Donna. Kanoa truly enjoyed having Jeff as his Jiu Jitsu teacher and friend. Jeff will be remembered in our hearts fondly. Our condolences to all of you. We are truly sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Kale, Brigette,and Kanoa Young

  4. To Donna, Anastasia, Justin, and our beautiful family — our prayer for all of you is to find the strength to see you through this difficult time through your faith in our loving Lord and the love and support you have from each other. Take comfort knowing that Jeff is at peace and has eternal life with God.

  5. Jeff was a super guy- we knew him as a Dad in AYSO girls soccer- he was always there supporting Ana, sitting on the sidelines next to Donna. He was always pleasant, had nice things to say about everyone- he was truly one of the good guys- and always a pleasure to be around-he just had a really good heart-and a good sense of humor. We will remember him with fond memories. Our sympathy goes to Donna, Ana, Justin and the whole family- we are sure that you all will miss him-but we know that he has given you all a lifetime of great memories and the timeless gift of his presence in your lives. Roger and Lynn Zino and family Redondo Beach, CA

  6. Donna, I was so sorry to hear about Jeff he was a true warrior. I will always remember him driving down the street in his white truck or vintage car and waving. He will be truly missed. I would really like to do something for you guys please let me know what you need. Love The Aspel’s

  7. We first met Jeff five years ago when our son, Vince, started with Lotar. Vince loved the program mostly because of the instructors, Jeff and Danny. I thought it was great to see his Ana and Justin with him too. We are so saddened to hear of Jeff’s passing. And we are thankful to have met Jeff. We will always remember his bright smile and welcoming spirit. Liza, Vince, Mia, and Vince Reyes

  8. I am so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. I have so many great high school memories of Jeff that will forever be in my heart. I could always count on him to make me smile! My prayers go out to Jeff’s family.

  9. I had the pleasue of getting to know Jeff while I worked at Bay Cities National Bank. He was an amazing person with an outlook towards life that was humbling. He will be missed. My heart goes out to his children and to Donna. Christina Roachell

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