Kenneth J. Hooper Sr.

Kenneth Joseph Hooper Sr., 88, of Union Bridge, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, after an extended illness.

Born July 18, 1925, in Union Bridge, he was the son of the late Riley E. and Mary Lucinda Lettire Hooper. He was the husband of Helen Dorothy Spridonoff Hooper, who died in 1992.

He had served in the Army during World War II with the 29th Division, seeing action in the European theater. He was formerly employed with Lehigh Portland Cement Company for 37 years, retiring in 1989. After retirement, he worked for Westminster Transmission until the age of 83.

He was a member of Union Bridge United Methodist Church, a life member of VFW Post 8806 in Union Bridge, and a member of D.A.V. Old Glory Post 22 in Westminster. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 31 and the Loyal Order of Moose 1318, both in Westminster. He enjoyed dancing, traveling, fishing and spending time with his family.

Surviving are daughters Sandy Ann Zimmerman and husband Steve, of Union Bridge, and Kathy L. Glacken, of Taneytown; grandchildren Wendy Beacham, Tracy Kursch and Angie Martin; great-grandchildren Justin, Emily, Abby, Katie, Mackenzie and Ryleigh; a sister, Christine Brandenburg, of Mount Pleasant; and a friend, Janet Krom.

He was predeceased by a son, Kenneth J. Hooper Jr.; a granddaughter, Christy Glacken; a sister, Dorothy Hooper; and brothers Donald, Riley and Paul Hooper.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 6 E. Broadway, Union Bridge.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Richard L. Michael, pastor of St. James Lutheran Church in Union Bridge, officiating. Military interment will be in Pipe Creek Cemetery, near Linwood.

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Hartzler Funeral Home
6 East Broadway Union Bridge, MD 21791
(410) 775-7200

Published in Carroll County Times on Oct. 22, 2013