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Bruce H. Hooper

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Bruce H. Hooper age 82, of NewtownSquare, formerly of Radnor. Survived by his wife of 53 years, Eileen(nee Freas), and children, Cindy Bell (Steve) of Media, Thornton"Tony"(Beth) of New York City, Bruce "Buff"(Christine) ofTelluride, CO, and William (Andrea) of San Diego, CA. He is survivedby seven grandchildren: Samantha and Katie Bell, Grace, Audrey,Henry, Adeline, and Harrison Hooper. He was predeceased by onegrandchild, Wynne Hooper. Bruce is also survived by two of hisbrothers, Ralph of Newtown Square, and Thomas (Naomi) of Bryn Mawr. Bruce graduated from Lower Merion HS in1948 and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School in 1952 wherehe was a member of the Delta Psi Fraternity. A veteran of the UnitedStates Marine Corps, Bruce was a fighter pilot on Active Duty andalso with the Marine Reserves at NAS Willow Grove. Bruce was the Vice President ofInterstate Oil Transportation Corporation, the family tug and bargebusiness in Philadelphia. After the sale of IOT in 1981, Bruceturned to philanthropic endeavors for which he will be most fondlyremembered. He was responsible in starting the Mobile mammograms forthe inner-city through Fox Case Bruce was past-president of the ForeignPolicy Research Institute, past-president of the Marine CorpsUniversity Foundation, VP of the Thornton D. and Elizabeth S. HooperFoundation, and former board member of the Please Touch Museum. Healso worked with the National Museum of the Marine Corps, the GeneralAlfred Gray Marine Corps Research Center and the Bryn Mawr Hospitalcontinuing education Nursing Program He was a member of Wayne UnitedMethodist Church, the Union League of Philadelphia, Aronimink GolfClub, and the Edgemere Club. Relatives and friends are invited tocall Friday evening 5:00 to 8:00PM in the Frank C. Videon FuneralHome, 2001 Sproul Rd., Broomall and Saturday morning from 9:30 AM to10:30 AM in the Wayne United Methodist Church, 210 S. Wayne Ave.,Radnor, followed by his Memorial Servcie at 10:30AM In lieu offlowers, memorial donations may be made to the Injured Marine, SemperFi Fund, 825 College Blvd, Suite 102 PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057.
Published in Main Line Media News on Dec. 18, 2013
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