Gary R. Hopfer

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NOXEN — Gary R. Hopfer, 68, of Tannery Street, Noxen, died Sunday morning, June 1, 2014, in St. Luke's Hospice Villa, Wilkes-Barre. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Wilma M. Rifenbery Hopfer.

Gary was born on Oct. 27, 1945, in Kingston, a son of the late Melvin and Mary Denmon Hopfer.

He was a graduate of the Lake-Lehman High School and retired from Procter and Gamble after 25 years.

He was member of the Noxen Rod and Gun Club, National Wild Turkey Federation, South Mountain Land Association and the Noxen United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his brother David Hopfer, and son-in-law, Robert Holton.

He is survived by his children, Robert and his wife, Jana Hopfer, Noxen; Gerald and his wife, Jodi Hopfer, Dallas; William Hopfer and his husband, Carl Ryan Tucker, North Bethesda, Maryland; Judy and her husband, Donald Weber, Beaumont; Cindy Holton, Evans Falls; brothers Ronald Hopfer, Noxen; Lewis Hopfer, Beaumont; and sister, Clara Lyons, Noxen; grandchildren, Fawne and Laurel Hopfer, Wade and Bethany Weber, Dustin and Zachary Hopfer, and Shane and Mark Holton; mother-in-law, Clara Rifenbery, Beaumont; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Interment will be in Orcutt Cemetery, Noxen. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Wyoming County , P.O. Box 629, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.

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Sheldon - Kukuchka Funeral Home - Tunkhannock
73 West Tioga Street
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
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Published in Times Leader from June 1 to June 2, 2014
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