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Susan Hopkins

Susan Hopkins, a resident of The Heritage at Milford, DE passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2015.

Our mother, Susan, was born of immigrant parents on June 4, 1922 in Pittsburgh, PA to John and Suzanna Gaydos, who came to this country in 1920 from Czechoslovakia. She attended public schools there and graduated in 1941 from Brentwood High School. After graduation, she worked in retail sales until seeking employment at National Union Fire Insurance Company. Susan also did volunteer work with the American Red Cross as a nurse's aide logging in more than 500 hours. In 1948, she met her soon to be husband, Raymond T. Hopkins, Jr. They married on June 7, 1949 and moved to Holly Oak, DE the same year. They moved to New Castle in 1953. Susan worked at the Madeley Day Care Center through Asbury United Methodist Church, where she was a member. She was also a member of the Eastern Star in New Castle.

Susan was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Hopkins, Jr. on April 26, 2001. She is survived by her son, Raymond T. Hopkins, III and his wife, JoAnn, of Georgetown, DE; daughter, Joyce Linus and her husband, Jim, of New Castle, DE; Gary Hopkins and his wife, Terry, of Wilmington, DE; 7 grandchildren, James Linus, Jr., Kathryn Howe, Gary Hopkins, Jr., Karen Hopkins, Christine Hopkins, Scott Linus, Anne Kneipp; and 9 great-grandchildren.

We would like to thank the staff at The Heritage at Milford for their kindness and care during her 7 ½ year stay.

Friends may visit with the family on Monday, October 26, 2015 at Gebhart Funeral Home, 531 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720 from 10am to 12pm, where a Funeral Service will begin at 12pm. Burial will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Delaware Association for the Blind, 2915 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, DE 19808.

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Published in The News Journal from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25, 2015
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