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Frank Herman Hopkins

Frank Herman Hopkins

Frank passed away on July 17, 2013. He was born June 8, 1927 in Seattle with twin brother Fred, was raised in Ballard and attended Lakeside High School. Early in 1945 he enlisted in the Coast Guard and became a radio operator on the cutter "Atalanta". After Coast Guard service he attended the University of Washington where he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity. Following graduation he joined the fourth generation family business Seattle Boiler Works, Inc. He also was a principal in a mill manufacturing veneer for plywood as well as a building material warehouse in Los Angeles. Frank was one of the four founders of Plywood Supply in Kenmore. He was a life member of the Seattle Yacht Club and Seattle Tennis Club. He was preceded in death by his daughter Mary Hopkins Smith and younger brother Richard Jerry Hopkins. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Ethel, son Craig Hopkins and his wife Marion, grandchildren Mike Smith and his wife Heidi, Chris Smith and partner Liz Dominick, Brooke Hopkins, Matthew Hopkins and great granddaughter Audrey Smith. In accordance with Frank's wishes no memorial services will be announced. May he rest in peace.

Published in The Seattle Times on July 21, 2013
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