Mary Ann Topper
Mary Ann Topper, 79, of Hyndman, Pa., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at Pennknoll Village.
Born June 17, 1940, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Dr. John A. Topper and Mary (Barnes) Topper. She was preceded in death by a brother, Frederick M. Topper.
She is survived by a brother, John A. Topper Jr. and wife, Ruth; sister-in-law, Melanie Topper; niece, Stephanie Donaldson and husband, Svin; nephews, John A. Topper III; Joby M. Topper and wife, Leana; Jesse W. Topper and wife, Christy; and Seth M. Topper and wife, Karen; grandnieces, Caley Topper, Claire Topper, Ava Topper, and Katie Donaldson; and grandnephews, Caden Donaldson, Joshua Topper, and Jonah Topper.
Mary Ann graduated from Bucknell University in 1962 with a B.A. in Music. She earned a master's degree in vocal performance and music literature from University of Michigan and did postgraduate work at University of Southern California.
She enjoyed a lifelong career in music. She was a music professor at Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts in Chickasha and later a high school music teacher in Boston. In the late 1970s, she left teaching and turned her attention to music management. She founded The Jazz Tree in New York City and managed some of the top jazz artists in the world.
There will be no viewing.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church; 183 First Ave., Hyndman.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 609, Hyndman, PA 15545.
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Published on November 15, 2019


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Deborah Davis aka DeBo
Nov 16, 2019
Rest in Peace Marry Ann,
I've missed seeing you about town since you left NYC. Thanks for being so kind to me when I first moved here. Now go join those jazz angels beyond the sky. You certainly left your mark down here below.
Lisa Hafer
Nov 16, 2019
RIP Mary Ann, it was my pleasure to meet you.
tom thompson
Nov 16, 2019
A lovely and talented person. My condolences to the family.