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Jerry Allen Kopp

September 23, 1946 ~ January 2, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Jerry Kopp Obituary

Jerry Kopp, 77, of Columbia, Maryland passed away on January 2, 2024 after a lengthy health battle.

Jerry was born on September 23, 1946 to Samuel and Irene Kopp in The Bronx, New York.  He graduated from Tappan Zee High School in 1964 and then went on to study at Hofstra University.

After graduation, Jerry enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.  He then went to work for the Internal Revenue Service and both the Department of the Navy and the Department of the Army in civilian capacities.

In January 1969, he became pen pals with Ann while serving in Vietnam.  They met in person when he arrived home in July of that year and then wed three months later in October. They went on to have two daughters – Sherryl and Robyn.

After retiring in 2003, Jerry spent his time in The Villages, Florida, playing golf, pickleball, and poker.  He loved watching T.V. and movies, listening to music, eating all his favorite foods, and doing the newspaper crossword with Ann every morning.  In 2018, he and Ann made the move back to Maryland to be closer to family.

Jerry was predeceased by his parents and brother, Larry.  He is survived by his wife, Ann; his daughter Sherryl and Son-In-Law, Barry L. Hartman, Jr. of Severn, MD; his daughter Robyn and Son-In-Law, Raymond L. Jackson, Jr. of Columbia, MD; and three wonderful grandchildren – Zachary, Erika and Phillip.  

A memorial will be held at Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A. in Odenton, MD on January 16th from 4-7 pm with special military honors being rendered at 4:30 pm. He will be laid to rest during a private gathering at Maryland Veterans Cemetery (Crownsville, MD).

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in Jerry’s honor to the American Diabetes Association, St. Jude Research Hospital, or Shriners Hospital for Children.


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Memorial Gathering
January 16, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A.
1411 Annapolis Road
Odenton, MD 21113

Military Honors
January 16, 2024

4:30 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A.
1411 Annapolis Road
Odenton, MD 21113


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