Colonel CHARLES R. POPPE
Charles Raymond "Chuck" Poppe passed away on March 31, 2014, at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Doris P Poppe: father of Stephen C. Poppe and Susan P. McKenzie: grandfather to Erin J. Poppe, Eric C. Poppe, Stephanie A. Poppe and Tamara K.M. Cain. He was taken quickly from us by leukemia.
Chuck was born and attended college in California before entering the USMC in 1951. He completed a 28 year career with service to his country in the Korea and Vietnam Wars. After retiring from the Marine Corps, he started Poppe Associates, a consulting firm which he successfully ran for years. Chuck developed an interest to raising and showing Koi culminating in being recognized as a Master Judge emeritus recognized worldwide.
Interment at Arlington National Cemetery with military honors will be announced.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation at www.marineheritage.org