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Mr. Donald Topper

Mr. Donald Vincent Topper, 84, of DePaul St., Emmitsburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 24 , at Gettysburg Hospital, Gettysburg, Pa. He was the husband of the late Kathryn Hull Topper.

Born April 5, 1916, in Fairfield, Pa., he was a son of the late William and Mary Walter Topper.  He was a machinist for Landis Machine Co., Waynesboro, Pa., and a member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg.

Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Scott of Waynesboro; two grandchildren, Karen Scott of Waynesboro and Vincent Scott and wife Kelly of Chambersburg, Pa.; and one great-grandson, Christopher Scott of Chambersburg.  Mr. Topper was preceded in death by four brothers, Ralph Topper, Guy Topper, Earl Topper and Clair Topper.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Oct. 26 at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg, with his pastor, the Rev. James O. Kiernan, as celebrant. Interment was in New St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Emmitsburg.

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