J.H. Koppleman

April 11, 1991

Joseph Henry Koppleman, who retired last week as a carpenter, died Monday after a heart attack at his home on Inner Circle. He was 55.

A mass of Christian burial for Mr. Koppleman will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Athanasius Roman Catholic Church, Church and Prudence streets in Curtis Bay.

He retired Saturday after about seven years as a carpenter for the McMahan Erection Co., through the hiring hall of Local 101 of the Carpenters Union.

The Baltimore native earlier worked for other contractors and had served in the Navy during the Korean War.

He built houses for several relatives and liked fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Mertel; two daughters, JoAnne Holmes of Pasadena and Mary Jo Sturgill of Baltimore; a son, Joseph Henry Koppleman Jr. of Baltimore; a sister, Doris Dailey of Baltimore; two brothers, Kenneth and Robert Koppleman, both of Baltimore; and 10 grandchildren.

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