Harvey S. Kopp, 85, founder of Kopp Electric, owner of Green Valley Hunting Camp

By on March 4, 2015

Harvey S. “Bud” Kopp, 85, of Manheim, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim, surrounded by his family.

Born in Rapho Township, he was the son of the late Jacob and Mabel Shenk Kopp. He was the loving husband of June Miller Kopp and they observed their 64th wedding anniversary in June of last year.

An electrician, Harvey founded Kopp Electric, Penryn, in 1961 and worked there 31 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Manheim. Harvey was also a member of Manheim Masonic Lodge #587 F&AM and the Manheim Sportsman Association where he was a member for more than 50 years. An avid hunter, Harvey was owner of Green Valley Hunting Camp, Potter County, Twitchell Turn Lodge in the Adirondacks, and he traveled to Alaska six times.

Surviving in addition to his wife, is a son: Edwin M. “Ed” husband of Suzanne Newcomer Kopp of Manheim; a daughter: Kathy M., wife of Doug Longenecker of Lititz; four grandsons: Jesse and Aaron Kopp; Jeremiah, husband of Heather Longenecker; and Gallaway Longenecker; one great-grandson: Cayson Longenecker.

Harvey was preceded in death by a brother: Howard S. Kopp.

Services were held Feb. 27 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Manheim. Interment was in Penryn Cemetery.

Please omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Harvey’s memory to Penryn Fire Company, 1441 N. Penryn Road, Manheim, PA 17545; or Manheim Central Food Pantry, c/o Salem United Methodist Church, 140 N. Penn St., Manheim, PA 17545; or Masonic Lodge #587, 30 S. Linden St., Manheim, PA 17545.

To send the family online condolences, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.


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