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Demaine Funeral Home – Fairfax

10565 Main ST, Fairfax, VA

OBITUARY

George Stewart Kopp

June 22, 1944February 1, 2020

Of Vienna, VA died Saturday, February 1, 2020, with his loving wife Gini and their son Joshua at his side.

Born June 22, 1944 in Chicago, IL, George moved with his family to Ocean Grove, NJ in 1957, where he cultivated lifelong friendships and a love for the Jersey Shore. George went on to graduate from Arkansas State University and with honors from the University of Arkansas School of Law.

George was an accomplished public servant, with long tenures at the US Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and the US Congress. Among his many achievements, George directed the first Congressional hearing on global warming. He served on several political campaigns including the 1992 Clinton Presidential Campaign, after which he was an advisor to the president's transition team. Following government service, he represented several multinational companies in the transportation and public works sectors and volunteered as Counsel for the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation.

With quick wit and humor, George loved to entertain. He was a master of storytelling, BBQ and 3-olive martinis. His friends and colleagues considered him a joy to debate with and a pleasure to work alongside.

A devoted husband and father, George is survived by his wife Gini and son Joshua. He was preceded in death by his father George W. Kopp, his mother Edna C. Kopp (Stewart), and his brother R. Jeffery Kopp.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, VA from 2 to 5 p.m. A memorial service will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers please send donations in George's memory to Kennedy Krieger Institute, Inpatient Unit at www.kennedykrieger.org.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Sunday, February 23, 2020

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Floyd Williams

February 14, 2020

I have known George since law school. He was a great classmate and a good friend throughout his life. George cared about people and would would do his best to help those who needed it whenever he could. He also was successful in whatever he tackled either in the government or the private sector. I used to enjoy our lunches at The Palm, sitting under George’s portrait! Though we did not see each other as much in recent years, he would always make time to talk. I will miss George dearly.

RANDY BISHOP

February 14, 2020

I was so very saddened to learn of George's passing. Remembering the times he was with us in Ocean Grove, his sweet mother and his incredible knowledge. And of course - politics! There are few I would think of as a Renaissance man, but George would be top of that list. Dan and I send our love and our prayers.

Robert J. Isakson Sr.

February 12, 2020

Goerge was one of the kindest and most accomplished statesmen and attorneys I have ever known. You will be sorely missed my Friend. Bob Isakson

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY