In honor of
MY NAME: Todd Copenhaver, (12/25/66-7/7/20)
MY CLASS: Carlisle High School, 1985
MY GIVING MINDSET: Todd Copenhaver, was all our friend, a generous, fun-loving, positive spirit and an exceptional human being. As he was from his time at Crestview Elementary through high school in Carlisle, PA, Todd in his youth remained an avid swimmer and saxophone player and the social heart of any group he belonged to – the welcoming, fun-loving, optimistic core – as well as the face and model of invested volunteerism at any event. He was a loving husband and father to his wife Sherri, and two children, Ross and Avery, a daughter with special needs.
Todd’s greatest joys were his family and water. He loved to sail, water ski, surf, swim and be in/on the water in any capacity. He thoroughly enjoyed being a member of the Atlanta Yacht Club. He was a patient teacher and an extraordinary father. Todd was a Life Scout, and one of his proudest moments was the day his son, Ross, became an Eagle Scout. He was always the first to volunteer to help with school, robotics, swim team, regattas, and more – dedicating himself to any interest his children pursued and equally encouraging children and families beyond his own. His positive and upbeat attitude was noticed and admired by all. He definitely left our world better than he found it.
Todd’s life has inspired the creation of The Flip Flops Foundation to benefit Carlisle area grant recipients – continuing to meet needs, support worthy causes, and encourage youth scholarship – as Todd would have done.