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Christopher Worden Popper, 54, of Wilmington, NC passed away December 24th at his home.  He was born in Fayetteville, NC, to Stephen and Carole Popper, Red Bank NJ.

Christopher was a proud Veteran of Desert Storm. A graduate of Red Bank Regional HS, his swim team won the State Championship for the ‘82-‘83 season. During his lifetime he worked in the newspaper industry for the Asbury Park Press, Wilmington StarNews and the Myrtle Beach Sun News. He loved to cook and was most proud of his clam chowder. Those who knew him know of his generosity and his kind and caring soul; from his childhood friends whom he still was close with, to someone he just met in passing.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Fox Popper and their sons, Ryan and Carson;  his parents Stephen and Carole Popper; his twin brother, Darryl H. Popper, sister Renee and husband Zack Koursaris, his brother Charles Popper and Bob Jaynes; and his nephews and nieces, Andrew Popper, Stefanos Koursaris, Harry Popper, Stephanie Popper, Eleni Koursaris, and Jack Popper; loving aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and many long-time friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 3rd, 4pm-8pm at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank. A funeral service will be celebrated on Friday, January 4th at 10:30am at Tower Hill First Presbyterian Church, 255 Harding Road, Red Bank. Interment is private. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held in Wilmington, NC on a date yet to be decided.  Memorial donations may be made in his memory to a Veteran’s charity of your choice or Canines for Service at


Bruce S. Thompson, Owner & Manager, NJ LIC #3740