In memoriam: Conrad R. Pope

Conrad R. Pope, former professor of animal and food sciences at the University of Delaware, died July 25 at his home in Bel Air, Md. He was 76.

Dr. Pope joined the UD faculty in 1986 and retired in 2011.

Jack Gelb, chairperson of the Department of Animal and Food Sciences, said, “At UD, Dr. Pope was a key member of the poultry infectious disease team who prided himself on service to the poultry industry, as well as his many research contributions. He loved to teach students and co-taught classes with faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences, as well as many one-on-one research and independent studies with graduate and undergraduate students in the department.  He was highly respected and sought after for his pathology case evaluations and opinions.”

Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of colonel as veterinary pathologist in assignments in various parts of the world, including the U.S., Belgium and South Vietnam.

A member of the Delmarva Poultry Association and the Elks Lodge, Dr. Pope was a wine enthusiast and active member of the Chesapeake Wine Society. He enjoyed chess, racquetball, handball, traveling and dining out. He loved spending time with his miniature schnauzers.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Karla L. Slade-Pope; daughters, Suzanne Pope and Lauren E. Pope, both of North Laurel, Maryland; daughter Krupanalini Manoj Kumar and son Manoj Kumar Manmohan, both of Andover, Massachusetts; brother, Carl D. Pope of Douglasville, Georgia; and grandsons Elijah Kane of North Laurel, Maryland, and Maxim Manoj Kumar of Andover, Massachusetts.

Memorial contributions may be made to braincancerresearchfoundation.com.