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Gregory Michael Foppe, Sr.

November 18, 1953 - December 11, 2020
Obituary

In honor and memory of Gregory Michael Foppe

On Friday, December 11, 2020, Greg Foppe, loving brother, father and friend passed away at age 67. Greg was born on November 18, 1953, in Cincinnati, Oh to Bernard and Dolores(Smith) Foppe.

At a young age, Greg had an industrious side and interest in succeeding in life.  Greg started at around the age of fifteen supplying the local fishing lake in Blue Ash with bait for sale and learning from Old Joe.

Greg's work ethic was knowing that the "early bird catches the worm"! He would head out in the wee hours of the morning while all of his siblings were asleep.  Greg was one of eight siblings.

Greg married a high school sweetheart at the tender age of "18". From that marriage, he had his son Michael, and later two other children from his second wife, the children Jody and Brandon.

Greg founded numerous businesses, including G & J Auto Sales and Repairs, he owned and operated a Pizza store in the Historic part of Loveland, also a video store when VCR's were still in use, and a Lawn & Landscape company.

He was self-taught on most of these endeavors and business was a large part of Greg's identity. It was really tough for Greg when he physically had to give up these ventures due to his heart and Parkinson's disease.

Greg loved his family and friends deeply and was willing to give a hand or help anyone in need even when times were hard for him.  Greg liked the outdoors, skiing, and boating. He loved his dog Rusty, sun tea, good apple pie, and the ladies.

Greg was preceded in death by his father Bernard, his mother Dolores, sister Christine, and brother Ben.  He leaves his children and grandchildren, his brother Dan and wife Martha, his sisters and brothers-in-law, Nancy and Pete Haas, Connie and Greg Witte, Elaine and Steve Grimm, Teresa and Bill Beal.  Also thirteen nieces and nephews as well as his grand nieces and nephews. His dear friend Frank and so many others.

A funeral service/memorial is being planned for this coming spring at Spring Grove Cemetery. The time and date will be announced later.  With Covid, we want to share the memorial in hopefully, a safer time.

The family requests donations be made to the charity of your choice to feed the homeless.

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