Mr. Curtis David Topper, 88, of Howard Street,
Thurmont, formerly of Emmitsburg, died Monday, February
25, 2002 at Comfort Companion, Taneytown. He was the husband
of Anna Myers Topper, who died Oct. 4, 1984.
Born May 20, 1913, in Zora, Pa., he was a son of the
late James Lewis and Margaret Florence Topper. Mr.
Topper was a member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic
Church, Emmitsburg. He was a member of Knights of
Columbus Bruté Council 1860, Emmitsburg, and was a past
Grand Knight. He was a member of Bishop McNamara
Assembly 4th Degree of Knights of Columbus, Frederick.
He had worked as a carpenter for John H. Hampshire of
Baltimore, retiring in 1975. After retirement, he
Mr. Topper was a veteran of World War II, serving in
the U.S. Army. He was a member of American Legion,
Francis X. Elder Post 121, Emmitsburg, where he served
as past post commander. He also served as a past
Frederick County commander.
Surviving are 10 children, Richard C. Topper and M.
Dolores Rodgers, both of Westminster, Anthony D. Topper
and Joan F. Tracey, both of Emmitsburg, Michael J.
Topper of Hagerstown, Patrick A. Topper of Taneytown,
Joseph E. Topper of Manchester, Stephen E. Topper of
Lancaster, Pa., Douglas J. Topper of Thurmont, and Susan
A. Simmons of Roseboro, NC.; 33 grandchildren; 34
great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Topper was preceded in death by two sisters,
Julia A. Fitzgerald and Gertrude E. Roberts; and two
brothers, Stewart Topper and James L. Topper Jr.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on March 1 at St.
Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg.
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