Arthur Coppersmith

Arthur Clinton "Art" Coppersmith

Friday, July 27th, 1934 - Saturday, September 7th, 2019
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Arthur C. Coppersmith died Saturday, September 7 at his home in Owings Mills following an extended battle with cancer. He was 85. Art was born in Hampstead, served in the occupational allied forces in Germany, and was married to the former Edelgard Kannchen for over 61 years. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Art is also remembered as an exceptional high school history teacher, diligent employee of Giant Food Stores, and dedicated community organizer. He also served as an Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by brothers, James, Kenneth, Perry Coppersmith, and sister, Esther McComas. His four children are: Alice Petillo of Falls Church, VA; Walter Coppersmith of Mars, PA; Angela Chan of Silver Spring, MD; and Audrey Coppersmith of Owings Mills, MD. He also enjoyed interacting with his eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Family and friends will honor Arthur’s life on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 6-8PM at Eline Funeral Home, 2901 Bloom Road, Finksburg, MD 21048. A funeral services will be Wednesday, September 11th at 11:00 AM at Living Hope Baptist Church in Reisterstown, MD with Pastor Chris Miller officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Memory tributes may be sent to the family at
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Posted at 07:51am
Art was a colleague of mine at Glen Burnie High School. I remember Art as a dedicated teacher and cherished friend.

May his memory serve as a source of blessing to his family, friends and all who had the pleasure of knowing Art Coppersmith.

Doris smith

Posted at 10:45pm
Mr Coppersmith was my German teacher for 3 years. He was extremely patient. He also inspired me to take Russian and become a linguist. Thank you mr coppersmith

John Patrick Ballengee

Posted at 03:44pm
Mr Coppersmith was one of my high school teachers at Glen Burnie High, Class of "83". I remember him for his pleasant demeanor and he always had a story to tell! Sorry to hear of his loss, condolences to his family! I tell this to everyone who has someone who has passed. Do not think if them as Losses but as Blessings! So many were blessed to have known Mr Coppersmith, learned from him, a family who loved him. He isn't lost because he lives in all of us!

Larry Mann

Posted at 10:14pm
Have thought of Art and his family over the years since we worked together at Giant Food stores 117 and 136. Was a wonderful mentor and a good friend. Remember helping him pour concrete for his patio at the back of his home. had good times with him while at Giant as well as doing things outside of work as well. Neither of us was very good at golf, but it was more for the company then the game. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by all who knew him. Thoughts and prayers to his wife and children.

Shirley Painter

Posted at 05:39pm
Our prayers are with you.
We worked with Art at Giant #52. He was a special hardworking kind and caring guy. Jesse plays pool with Perry.
God Bless
Shirley and Jesse Painter
Giant 52

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