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Louis A. Bopp

March 24, 1918 ~ May 24, 2018 (age 100)

Louis A. Bopp, 100, of Gilpin Twp., PA, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Quality Life Services (West Haven Manor) in Washington Twp.

A son of the late Harvey Albert Bopp and Mabel Ann (Shaner) Bopp, he was born March 24, 1918 in Leechburg, PA.

Louis was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II in North Africa, Italy, Corsica and Southern France.  For 34 years, he had been employed as a roller on mesta mill with Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp. in West Leechburg before retiring on January 1, 1980.  He was a member of Forks Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gilpin Twp., and the Leechburg Elks Lodge.  Louis enjoyed photography, doing magic tricks, watching the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers play, and traveling extensively having visited 49 of 50 states in the U.S.A. and countries abroad.

Survivors include his two daughters, Charlene Bopp (the late John Bauserman) of Alexandria, VA, and Candace Doersch (Robert) of West Leechburg, PA; and a grandson, Michael Atwood of Gilpin Twp., PA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Emina E. (Altman) Bopp on August 17, 2015; two brothers, Lawrence E. and Chester Bopp; and two sisters, Marie Doyle and Isabelle Shipman.

Friends welcomed by his family on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051) where funeral ceremonies will be held at 10 AM on Thursday, May 31, with Pastor Jerry Nuerenberger officiating.  Interment following at Evergreen Cemetery, 620 Evergreen Road, Gilpin Twp. with military honors conducted by the Vandergrift Veterans Honor Guard. 

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