Donald E. Hopple Sr.

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YORK Donald E. "Don" Hopple, Sr., 71, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at his residence. He was the husband of Marjorie E. (Roseberry) Hopple, who passed away on July 15, 2010. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 26, 2010. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Turnpike Baptist Church, 519 S. Main St. in Shrewsbury, with the Rev. William Walker officiating. Viewings will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday at Life Tributes by Olewiler & Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., 35 Gotham Place, Red Lion, and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, with full military honors provided by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. Born on December 6, 1940, in Hanover, Don was the son of the late Chauncey Brenneman and Bertha (Noll) Hopple. Mr. Hopple retired in 2000 from the former York International Corporation after 39 1/2 years. He was employed as a Group Leader in the Engineering and Print Services Department. He served our country for two years in the United States Navy during the Laos and the Vietnam conflict and also served aboard the U.S.S. Lexington, CVA-16. Mr. Hopple was a member of Turnpike Baptist Church in Shrewsbury. Mr. Hopple was a former president of the Weiglestown Lions Club and held office on the District Level. He served on several boards as a member and Chairperson. He was a member and former president of the York International 25-Year Club. He also was a member and past president of the Board of Directors of the Heritage Valley Federal Credit Union. Don also held memberships at the Red Lion VFW, Red Lion American Legion, Life member of the Vikings AA, U.S.S. Lexington CVA-16 Association, Jefferson AARP #3699, and a former member of the Happy Home Singers. Mr. Hopple is survived by a son, Donald E. Hopple, Jr. and his wife, Melody of York; three grandchildren, Kaitlynn and Kelsey Hopple of York, and Jessica Beard of York; four sisters, Barbara Krebs of York, Judy Gilberthorp and her husband, Greg of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Ruth Strine of Ft. Pierce, Fla., and Doris Brillhart and her husband, Paul of York; a brother-in-law, Gary Roseberry and his wife, Diane of Cummings, Ga.; two sisters-in-law, Ruby Williams and her husband, Glen of York, and Lori Mitzel of York; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the , Memorial and Honor Program, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 103, Harrisburg, PA 17110; or the Kidney Foundation of Central PA,1500 Paxton St., Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17104. Send Condolences at BestLifeTributes.com
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on July 29, 2012
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