Philip Douglas Topper, Sr.

April 16, 1942 ~ June 19, 2022 (age 80)


Philip Douglas Topper, Sr, age 80, of Emmitsburg, died, surrounded by his family,  Sunday, June 19, 2022, at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore. He was the son of the late Leo Bernard and Anna Mae (Gelwicks) Topper, Sr. He was the loving husband of Therese Agnes (Wivell) Topper. Phil and Therese would have celebrated 60 years together on Thursday, June 23, 2022.

Philip was a graduate of St. Joseph's High School and Mount St. Mary's University. He was employed at Farmers & Mechanics Bank now PNC, retiring after 47 years in the banking business. He served as a Town Commissioner for Emmitsburg. He coached Little League and the Babe Ruth Baseball for many years. He was a founding member of the Emmitsburg Community Pool. He loved his family and never missed an event or game involving his grandchildren.

It was fitting that this beloved family man nicknamed "Pop Pop" for his heart and soul devotion to Therese and their family passed peacefully on Father's Day. Because until his last breath, he was the quintessential father and grandfather who always loved bringing family together. He enjoyed playing golf, card games and cooking for everyone.

He is survived by children, Phil and Norrie Topper of Middletown; Rick and Anne Topper of Frederick; Keith Topper of Emmitsburg; Trina and Jason Crum of Thurmont; daughter-in-law, Rachel Topper-Greco of Frederick; grandchildren, Paige, Kayla and Jaclyn Topper; Samantha, Joseph and Jack Topper; Chad (CJ) Topper, Hannah Greco and her, son Wyatt Vosburgh and Gabrielle Greco; Hayley, Taylor, Olivia, and Connor Crum; aunt, Peck Shields and many in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

He was predeceased by son, Chad Topper; grandson, Andrew Topper and brother, Leo (Jack) Topper.

The family will receive friends at Myers Durboraw Funeral, 210 W. Main St, Emmitsburg on Thursday, June 23, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Emmitsburg on Friday, June 24 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow the service at the New St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made in Philip's memory to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 47 Depaul St, Emmitsburg, MD 21727 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN, 38105

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June 23, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Myers Durboraw Funeral Service (Emmitsburg)

June 23, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Myers Durboraw Funeral Service (Emmitsburg)

Mass of Christian Burial
June 24, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
47 DePaul St.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

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