October 7 1937 December 29 2019
Arthur L. Popp, age 82, of Ephratah, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Albany Medical Center. He was born on October 7, 1937 in Ephratah, a son of the late Leo Arthur Popp and Elizabeth Popp. Arthur was a 1954 graduate of Johnstown High School. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in 1958 and his Master’s Degree in 1963 from Siena College. He also received his certification in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Administration. Mr. Popp’s first teaching position was at the Green Island School District from 1958 to 1963. He briefly taught High School Math at St. Johnsville from 1963 to 1964. Arthur then began his 30 year tenure with the Greater Johnstown School District as the High School’s Chemistry Teacher. He retired from JHS in 1993. Mr. Popp was also a lifelong farmer at ALP Farms growing blueberries, strawberries and producing maple syrup. Arthur was a member of the NYS Farm Bureau and the NYS Maple Producers Association. He was of the Catholic faith, a communicant of Holy Trinity Church in Johnstown. Mr. Popp is survived by his companion Rachel Marotta, one son Alton Leo Popp and his wife Katherine of Trenton, Michigan, one daughter Ann Trojan and her husband Bill of Gloversville, one brother Edward Popp and his wife Jeannie of Johnstown; two sisters Mary Kay Alpers of East Greenbush and Ruthann Fuller and her husband Mark of Clinton; two grandchildren Alex Popp and Ethan Popp; step grandchildren Royce Weber of Michigan, Stephanie (Zach) Smith of Virginia, Jeffrey (Jessica) Trojan of Johnstown, Lauren (Destiny) Trojan of Georgia and Noah Trojan of Georgia; step great grandchildren Cal Smith, Caleb Trojan, and Skyler Trojan and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Arthur was predeceased by his wife Mary Ann Welsh Popp who he married in 1968 and who passed on March 28, 2005. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Holy Trinity Church, Glebe Street, Johnstown with Rev. Matthew Wetzel as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Johnstown in the Spring. Contributions in Arthur’s memory may be made to the William A. Wright Scholarship Fund c/o Johnstown High School, Sir Bills Circle, Johnstown, New York 12095 or to Mother Teresa’s Closet c/o Holy Trinity Church, 207 Glebe Street, Johnstown, New York 12095. Arrangements have been entrusted to the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, Inc., 215 E. Main Street, Johnstown. Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.agcolefuneralhome.com To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Arthur L. Popp please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Arthur L Popp October 7 1937 December 29 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Johnstown, state: New York