Francis L. Hopkins, Jr.
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BERLIN—Francis Leo "Lee" Hopkins, Jr., 80, died on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at his home in Berlin. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Francis L. Hopkins, Sr., and Estelle Shipley Goebel, and step-father Walter H. Goebel. Lee is survived by his wife of 32 years, Christine; a son, David Hopkins of Hampstead, Md.; six daughters, Bridget (Charlie) Fisher of Westminster, Md., Dana (Dennis) Graham of Jarrettsville, Md., Janis Hopkins of Gettysburg, Pa., Polly Hopkins (Alex Mitchell) of Laurel, Md., Erin Hopkins of Berlin, and Kara (Dana) Banks of Key Largo, Fla.; three sisters, Barbara Sweitzer of Kingsville, Md., Joan (Jim) Pochciol of Millersville, Md., and Beth (Buddy) Alexander of Bel Air, Md., eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Lee served in the Navy (in Europe) during the Korean War conflict. He worked at C & P and Bell Atlantic for 42 years. Graduated Johns Hopkins University in 1966. He enjoyed playing cards, dining out and walking the beach at Assateague. He was a Telephone Pioneer, a member of the American Legion Post 123, Mt. St. Joseph O.C.Gaels, and a member of the Worcester County Tea Party.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, May 20th, 2013, at Holy Savior Catholic Church located at 1705 N. Philadelphia Ave. Ocean City at 11 a.m. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Rev. Stanislao Esposito will officiate. Interment will be at Lake View Cemetery, in Sykesville at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: A Place Called Hope Inc., 11712 Kingtop Dr. Kingsville, MD 21087. Expressions of condolence may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com.
Burbage Funeral Home - Berlin
108 Williams Street Berlin, MD 21811
Published in The Daily Times from May 14 to May 15, 2013