Robert "Bob" Kopp |

Robert "Bob" Kopp

Robert “Bob” Kopp of Aspen died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003. He was 84.

He was born July 13, 1919, in Newark, N.J.

He was a member of the National Guard in New York, and worked for Bell Laboratories in Buffalo, N.Y., during World War II.

After the war, he moved to Colorado and settled in Aspen, where he founded Herald Motors in the late 1940s.

His brother-in-law Martin Cerise later joined him as a partner, and they moved the business from the Brand Building to a new garage, now the site of the Mezzaluna restaurant. Mr. Kopp sold the business after 33 years, and then worked for 22 years as the transportation manager for the Aspen School District.

Mr. Kopp enjoyed floating Alaskan rivers with his sons, fly fishing and photographing wildlife along the way. He was a skilled woodworker.

He loved to play pinochle and dominoes and to tell jokes.

Mr. Kopp is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Amelia Kopp; by a son, Dr. Stan Kopp; by a daughter, Cheryl Kopp; by a stepson, Robert Zupancis; and by grandchildren Robert Kopp, Lauren Kopp, Tracy Zupancis and Rye Zupancis.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Aspen Chapel, 0077 Meadowood Drive in Aspen.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168th St., N.Y., NY 10032.

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