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Clore-English Funeral Home

11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA

OBITUARY

Carolyn Schmaltz Koppe

October 21, 1945July 24, 2020
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Carolyn Schmaltz Koppe, 74, of Culpeper, VA, passed away July 24, 2020 in Culpeper, VA. She was born October 21, 1945 in New Orleans, LA; lived in Scotch Plains, NJ where she attended Scotch Plains Fanwood High School; lived in Washington, NJ; and at her death resided in Culpeper, VA.

During her lifetime, she was employed as a secretary in various workplaces, 19 years of which were spent in the legal field.

Carolyn was the daughter of the late John L. Schmaltz and Shirley Fleckinger Schmaltz and the granddaughter of the late Caroline Bode Fleckinger Seither. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, David W. Koppe. Carolyn is survived by her daughter, Heather Koppe Flanagan (L. George); grandchildren, Connor D. Flanagan and Caeley J. Flanagan; and brother, Jon L. Schmaltz.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be Thursday, August 6, 2020, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., at Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, Virginia 22701. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Carolyn’s memory to Disabled American Veterans, www.dav.org; Western Fairfax Christian Ministries, www.wfcmva.org; or a charity of choice.

Fond memories and condolences may be shared with the Koppe family through clore-english.com. The Koppe family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Gathering

    Thursday, August 6, 2020

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Janet McKeown

August 9, 2020

Heather and Family,

I wanted to say how sorry we are for your loss. Just cherish the memories of her and your father. We realize this is a difficult time, but may you take comfort in knowing that she and your dad are together again. I enjoyed seeing the video and pictures of your family throughout the years, well done. You all are in my thoughts and prayers, and we are right next door if you need anything.
Rick, Janet and Kaylin

Gary Osifchin

August 8, 2020

So sorry Heather and George to hear about the passing of your dear mom and your dad so close in time and both too soon. Your parents were always generous and kind throughout high school. You are blessed to have been raised by two loving souls Heather. May you and your family find comfort and solace in their memories at this difficult time. Be well.

Gary Osifchin

Mary OGrady

July 30, 2020

Carolyn "Cookie" we have been best friends since we worked together at our first job in Scotch Plains, N.J. in the "50's", From that day on we were glued together down through the years.

Your Heather was such a joy throughout our lives as I had a daughter her age as well. Our Christmas's were outstanding every year as we would get together for the viewing of your amazing tree.

You and your family will always stay a permanent fixture in my life forever!!!! You will be so missed......Love you....Mary

Judy Kopen

July 30, 2020

So sorry to hear of Caroline’s passing. I have worked at Gebhardt & Kiefer since 1988. Caroline was always helpful & professional. I remember her bringing in treats for Mardi Gras. My deepest condolences to her family.

William Rudnik

July 30, 2020

My condolences on the loss of Carolyn. As I have worked at Gebhardt and Kiefer since 1997, I knew her when she was working in our office. She was always very nice and very kind to me, especially when I first started here. She was genuinely just one of those few people that you would describe as the "the nicest, sweetest person". With sympathy, Bill Rudnik

Donna Lambertus

July 29, 2020

Dear Heather, George, Connor & Caeley ~

Your mom, my friend ~ Carolyn gone too soon.
Holding you in my thoughts and prayers....

My love to you all,
Donna Lambertus

Valerie Stewart

July 29, 2020

I was so very, very sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. I spent a number of years at Bowers, Schumann, & Welch with Carolyn. She was always such a pleasure to work with & we shared many laughs & great moments together there. My condolences to her daughter Heather & the entire family. Godspeed Carolyn.

Eleanor James

July 28, 2020

Heather, George, Connor and Caeley,
I have known Carolyn since she and Dave moved to Culpeper to be closer to family.
We had lots of laughs and enjoyed sharing pictures of our Grands during the 10 years I had the pleasure of doing her hair. After I retired, we met often for ice cream and 2 or 3 hours would QUICKLY pass because we enjoyed each other’s company and had so much in common.
I am certain that Dave met Carolyn at THE GATE with open arms.
Much Love,
Eleanor

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