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Bernard L Topper obituary 1931~2021


Bernard L Topper, 90, Carlisle, PA formerly of Gettysburg, PA passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

Bernard L Topper
Bernard L Topper

He was also known as Bud or Bernie. His final four years were residing at Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation, Carlisle, PA. Thank you from the family to Claremont’s hard working “angles” that loved and cared for him.

He was born September 7, 1931 in Adams County, PA the son of the late Philip and Lottie Kump Topper. His wife, Jean Trostle Topper died in 1984.

Mr. Topper was a former member of Flohr’s Lutheran Church in Cashtown, PA where he helped take care of the cemetery. For 42 years he was employed at Musselman Division of Knouse Foods retiring in 1996. Later in his life he enjoyed reading the Bible.

Bernard is survived by four children; Donna L. Topper of Harrisburg, PA, Diane L. Topper of Mount Joy, PA, Patricia A. Shaffer of Carlisle, PA, Philip G. Topper and his wife Lena of El Paso, TX, seven grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, two sisters; Joyce McDannell of Arendtsville, PA, Mary Jane Socks of Gettysburg, PA.

He was predeceased by two sisters; Beatrice Carey and Dorothy Sibrel.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg, PA.

Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, PA.

There will be a viewing at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Adams County Public Library, 140 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 or Flohr’s Lutheran Church, 595 Flohr’s Church Road, Biglerville, PA 17353.

Online obituary and condolences available at the funeral home’s website.



Donna L DeShong 1933-2024

Donna retired from Letterkenny Army Depot after thirty-three years. She loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Craig E Koons 1960-2024

Craig worked with his father at Koons AI in Waynesboro, as a livestock breeder for many years and was part owner of the company for the past 25 years.

Jack G “Digger” Mellott 1926-2024

Jack was a United States Navy Veteran serving at Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Guam, and Nagasaki during WWII. Jack enjoyed working outside and maintaining his home and property.

David M Lawver 1970-2024

Dave was a member of the Foursquare Church in Gettysburg, PA. He was employed at Shadowfax in York since 1990.

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