Kenneth E. Dapp, 93, of Bethany Village, Mechanicsburg, formerly of New Cumberland, passed away Monday, November 8.
He was born August 29, 1928 in Harrisburg to the late Edgar and Ethel (Bowman) Dapp. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Kenneth B. Dapp.
Ken was a graduate of William Penn High School, a graduate of Shippensburg State College and received his Master of Education from Western Maryland University. He is a US Marine Corp Veteran. Ken was a teacher and retired Principal from Steelton-Highspire School District for whom he was employed 35 years. Ken loved coaching football, track and field and Jr. High basketball at Steelton. He was a PIAA and college basketball official. He was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Cumberland and enjoyed playing softball with the church team. He was a member of PA Sports Hall of Fame, Harrisburg Chapter; and Shippensburg University Athletic Hall of Fame for football and track. He was also active in New Cumberland Midget baseball. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed doing so whenever he had the opportunity; he especially loved Myrtle Beach golf trips.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Christine Frances (Posega) Dapp; sons, Kenneth A. Dapp (Denise) of New Cumberland and Gregory S. Dapp (Darci) of Bluffton, SC; five grandchildren, Jeffrey Dapp (Megan), Stefanie Pensinger (Jason), Ashton Dapp, Cayman Voyles (Schroder) and Chad Dapp, and five great-grandchildren, Jason, Jacob and James Pensinger and Chase and Brinley Dapp.
Ken was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a mentor to numerous young students and athletes. He was a devoted and life-long friend to many.
Visitation will be held at 10am with memorial services beginning at 11am Saturday, December 4th at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Cumberland. Private interment will be in Rolling Green Cemetery, Lower Allen Twp.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 530 Bridge Street, New Cumberland, PA 17070, Alzheimer’s Association, https://www.alz.org/, or Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 270, Harrisburg, PA 17110.