George Popper
June 16, 2024

GEORGE POPPER: Age 84, On Sunday, June 16, 2024. Beloved husband of Phyllis Ellis Popper. Cherished father of Marissa and Janine Popper. Also survived by one sister. Pap Pap of Mason Popper. George was an exceptionally caring, compassionate person with a great sense of humor, He was completely devoted to his family. He will be greatly missed. George and Phyllis met in Israel, married and spent a year and a half traveling around the world on a motorcycle. He worked for over thirty years for the Department of the Interior, office of Surface Mining. He did photography and stained glass in his spare time. When he retired he was hoping to make Challah and Corn muffins with his grandson and never got the opportunity to do it. Services and Interment Private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Stand with Us (, Magen David Adom ( or a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. 


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George was truly that “one of a kind” person. We worked together, quite some time ago, for many years and through countless conversations we developed a cherished friendship. I enjoyed learning about his family, especially his beloved daughters. George was one of the best conversationalists and storytellers I’ve ever met! Caring, thoughtful, and genuine are just a few adjectives that describe him. I will miss you my friend. Phyllis, Marissa, and Janine, I extend my deepest condolences to you.

By Sue Steiner - June 30, 2024

I am so grateful for the time I had seeing George while in Pittsburgh last October. My wife Linda and I had many wonderful times with him and his wife when we were grad students at Lehigh University in the mid-60s. We enjoyed getting caught up on each other's news during our periodic telephone conversations over the many years. He was a very special person for me.

By Jim Aldrich - June 25, 2024

My thoughts and prayers are with the Popper family. May the many wonderful memories you share bring you solace.

By Dawn E. McCormick - June 19, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear of George's passing. My thoughts are with Phyllis and his family. May your wonderful memories of him sustain you in the days ahead.

By Cindy Lennox - June 18, 2024