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Herbert Kopsch

Herbert Kopsch

Wednesday, August 19th, 1942 Monday, April 1st, 2019

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Obituary for Herbert J. Kopsch

Herbert J. Kopsch, 76, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away Monday evening, April 1, 2019 at the Shook Home. Born August 19, 1942 in Backi Brestowatz, Yugoslavia, he was a son of the late George and Rosalia Herbert Kopschitz. A graduate of St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana, he retired in 2006 from JLG Industries where he had worked as the Director of Customer Service. He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Chambersburg. He was also a member of the Mason Dixon Corvette Club and especially enjoyed the club’s wine cruises. He enjoyed spending time detailing his corvette and he loved fishing, especially for Walleye and Perch on Lake Erie. A handyman, he enjoyed working around his home and sharing his work and skills with his family. Herb also enjoyed meeting monthly in McConnellsburg for breakfast with other JLG retirees.

He is survived by his wife, Judith Wingenbach Kopsch, whom he married October 1, 1966; three children, Lori Hogue (Delbert) of Chambersburg, Robert Kopsch (Jennifer) of Warrenton, VA, and Kathy Carbaugh (Jeff) of McConnellsburg; his grandson, Tyler Hogue; and his sister, Sallie Richter (Joseph) and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. He will also be missed by his grand-dogs, Cheyenne, Rylan, Peyton, Austin, Bailey, and Maximus. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Fr. Richard Lyons at 10:00 AM Monday, April 8, 2019 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg, PA. Interment will follow at Corpus Christi Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Sunday at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA.

Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1004 North Juniata Street, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 7th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
    Sunday, April 7th, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Monday, April 8th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Corpus Christi Catholic Church
    320 Philadelphia Ave.
    Monday, April 8th, 2019
    Father Richard Lyons
  • Interment

    Corpus Christ Catholic Cemetery
    651 Lincoln Hwy

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Millie Willman

Millie and I were saddened to hear of Herb's recent passing.

While co-workers at JLG, we always enjoyed taking a few minutes on occasion to chat with Herb - and were always greeted by his warm smile and infectious laugh. Many years after his retirement, we would often meet him along his drive, or at Results - and we always welcomed the chance to chat with him, and again, see his eyes light up and hear his big affable laugh! An opportunity to chat with Herb was one never to be missed and one to be always remembered!
With work schedules and fighting a recent flu bug, we regretfully did not have the opportunity to attend his service. We will always remember him as a great co-worker and friend, and wish that our encounters had been many more in number. He will indeed be missed by us.

Our condolences to his family and his beloved dogs on the loss of such a good man - there is no doubt he will be dearly missed!

Todd & Millie Willman
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Lori Gochenour

Lori- You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Praying God is giving you all big hugs. Dr. Lori Gochenour
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BobLornaJason ShelisaChloeDelaneyKelliIlanLaceeEll

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Sent with love and remembrance.
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Resi, Helmut, Edeltraud, Daniela , Matthias, Anja,

It's hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember. HERBY - Wir werden dich nie vergessen!
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Our family extends its deepest sympathies to your family. We have such fond memories of Uncle Herb, especially the family get togethers of the past.
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