Paul E. Schopp, Sr.

April 01, 1931 ‒ March 11, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

Paul E. Schopp, Sr., age 88, passed away peacefully Wed, March 11, 2020, at the Arbors of Mifflin in Mansfield.

The son of Joseph & May Schopp, Sr., he was born April 1, 1931, in Chenoa, IL and graduated from Mansfield Senior High. Paul married his childhood sweetheart & best friend, Patricia “Pat” Tesch on June 14, 1952. They had three children. Shortly after marriage, he was drafted into the Army. Proud of his service, he was a member of the American Legion Post 16. He participated in the colorguard, marching in parades and participated in military honors for fellow veterans. Paul and his buddy Al Rose coordinated the Fish Fries for the American Legion, which always put a smile on his face.

As an avid sportsman, Paul was one of the founding fathers of the Therm-O-Disc Sportsmens Club. He enjoyed fishing with his brother Joe and his wife Pat who he taught to fish. Paul and Joe made fishing lures to take with them to the lakes to sell to fellow fishermen. He also taught his boys how to fish, trap, and hunt. As an avid gardener, he would go to his drafting table and plan out the perfect garden.

A devout Catholic, he was an usher at the Resurrection Parish. For over 40 years Paul worked at Therm-O-Disc as a draftsman where he later retired. As a quiet man, you would see his big smile and laugh while enjoying his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren flourish.

He is survived by his children Mike (Cindy) Schopp of Bellville, and Lori (Bob) Au of Ontario; grandchildren Heather (Robbie) Robinson, Jeni (Jason) Reamsnider, Ashley (Jordan) Frecka, Jason (Cora) Schopp, Nicole (Judd) Schopp, Courtney Schopp, Aubrey (Sedrick) Porter, and Paul Schopp, Shawn Schopp; as well as 19 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years Pat Schopp, his son Paul “Skip” Schopp Jr., granddaughter Kristen Au, and brother Joseph Schopp.

His family will receive friends Monday, March 16, 2020, from 6-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where vigil services will begin at 8 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Tuesday at 10:30 am in Resurrection Parish, 2600 Lexington Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio 44904. Fr. Matt Frisbee will officiate, military honors will be held at the church following the service, and burial will follow in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Southern Care Hospice or Resurrection Parish may be made through the funeral home.

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  • Another loss to our family. Paul was always a favorite as he quietly sat back, unable to get a word in when cousin Patty entered into a conversation. It was doubly hard when the conversation was Patty and her mother, our Aunt Gladys! His interest in photography spurred my own and we often talked “f-stops and exposures”. So many good memories, so much lost. Know that the family is in our thoughts and that Paul rests with the Lord.

  • Mike n cindy so sorry for your loss.our love and hearts go out to you and your family
    Jim n kathy knapp

  • So sorry for your loss Mike Cindy and Lori prayers for you all during this difficult time God has been sent another angel RIP Paul til we all meet again Cheryl Gaddis

  • Praying for the family during this difficult time!! I am sorry for your loss!! Sending love and hugs!! 💔💔

  • Bowled with Paul and Pat many years ago they were special such a pleasure to know them. I worked at Therm-o-Disc for 30 yrs. Sorry for your loss he was great man….Love to all.

  • Bill and I extend our deepest condolences in your loss of Paul.
    He was the dearest man and it was a pleasure to have known him! You were always more joyful after an encounter with Paul!
    You were all blessed to have shared life and love with such a sweet and godly man.
    May God shower all of you with His consolation and peace.
    Lifting you in prayer at this difficult time.

  • Cindy and Mike
    So sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. Thinking of you and wishing you comfort and peace.

  • My sympathy to the family. I am so sorry for your loss. My parents and I knew Patty’s mom Gladys long before we met Paul and Patty at the Legion. So many good times and memories!

  • Thoughts and prayers are with you. Paul was a very nice man and a wonderful neighbor. May great memories ease your sorrow. God bless you!