My amazing dad passed away very unexpectedly on Thursday. I wish I had words to describe what kind of emptiness my heart feels knowing I won't see him again on this side of Heaven. ..or hear his voice or smell his familiar dad smell when we hug.
He and my mom have been married almost half a century...something pretty rare these days.
He loved sailing, camping, golfing, and geocaching. He was a police officer, a fireman, a security director and a private investigator. He served on the Arizona Foster Care Review board for six years..he fought forest fires and criminals, rescued babies from burning buildings ... he was a hero.
He is survived by my sweet mama Faith, my sister Hope, my brother Chris and his wife Lori, Sam and myself, and 20 grandchildren and one great grandson.
We love you and miss you so much already, Papa.
Stephen Charles Kopp
July 31, 1940 - June 6, 2013