Cortland Hopkins
Hopkins, Cortland EAST GREENBUSH Cortland Hopkins "Hoppy" (formerly of Rotterdam, N.Y.) died at Evergreen Commons, East Greenbush, N.Y. on Monday, February 28, 2011. Cortland 96, was born November 4, 1914 in Charl-ottetown, Prince Edwards Island, the son of the late Catherine Langford Hopkins and Cortland Hopkins. He moved to Schenectady as a child and attended city schools. Cortland was a D-Day veteran and served with the 519th Port Battalion in World War II. In 1946 Cortland married Marjorie Bulow. She died in 1998. Cortland was employed by the General Electric company as a welder in the Large Steam Turbine Generator Dept. He was a 60 year member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Bellevue where he served on the vestry and various church ministries. Cortland was a charter member of the Annie Schaffer Senior Citizens bike club and the Mohawk-Hudson Wheel Mens Club. He enjoyed traveling with family. He helped friends and family, participated in Crop Walks, served meals at the Schenectady City Mission and biked for charity. Cortland called Evergreen Commons his home for the past three years where he enjoyed the friendship of fellow residents, staff and visitors. He was a member of the resident council, Veteran's and men's group and enjoyed all the activities. The book "Longshore Soldiers" was written by Andrew Brozyna as a tribute to his grandfather and the veterans of World War II. Cortland is survived by his daughters, Nancy (Joseph) Di Bartolomeo and Patricia (Jeffry) Brozyna. He leaves six grandchildren, Michael (Jean) Di Bartolomeo, Matthew (Rebecca) Di Bartolomeo, Julie (Stephen) Blanchette, Andrew (Kelly) Brozyna, Marcie Brozyna, Tegan Brozyna; eight great-grand-children, Marie, Charlie, Sylvie, Caprial, Aubrielle, Zoe and Ashley. Cortland leaves his sister Vivian, a brother Francis and sister-in-law Raublyn Hopkins and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, James Hopkins and Edward Hopkins. Well Done Thou Good and Faithful Servant. Funeral services will be held on Saturday morning, March 5 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1911 Fairview Ave. in Schenectady. Calling hours will be held Friday evening 5:30 to 7:30 at Bond Funeral Home, Broadway and Guilderland Ave., Schenectady, N.Y. with a remembrance being held at 6:30 p.m. Interment, with military honors, will be held in Evergreen Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Evergreen Commons Resident Council, 1070 Luther Rd. East Greenbush, NY 12061, or the charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the staff at Evergreen Commons for their loving care of our father. Online condolences at
Published by Albany Times Union from Mar. 2 to Mar. 3, 2011.
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arkeemia wallace
March 6, 2011
My deepest condolences go out to your family. I worked with "Hoppy" about three years ago...and though I have a special place for all of the people I work with in this field, I must say that "Hoppy" has truly been a memorable individual. I feel honored to have met such a wonderful person. And will never forget that smile, laugh, and twinkle in his eye!!! My prayers go out to the whole family. But just know....."Hoppy was a happy and very much loved individual!!! God bless.
Arkeemia Wallace
March 6, 2011
Nancy and Patty,
Saddened to hear of your dad's passing. We have wonderful memories of your dad from our Florida vacations- always great fun to be with him. I of course have fond childhood memories of him from our many fun activities.
Kathy and Bob VanSchaick
March 6, 2011
Dear Patty & Nancy
Hoppy was a very special person. I lovedtalking with him about his life and all of the things he had done. I was one of his Nurses untill late last year and i must say he was one of the residents i have thought about since my leaving Evergreen. my thoughts and prayers are with you. He had a great family with a lot of support from yous.
Bill Maselli
March 3, 2011
The earth has lost a precious being. I had the honor of meeting Hoppy and his family at Evergreen Commons. I never heard a negative word or complaint from Hoppy, only positive kind words. He was the head of a fine, caring family. My prayers go to you.
Darla Starson
March 3, 2011
A true angel always smiling the twinkle in his eyes never complaining a gifted man sharing his happiness with others he was so proud of the villages he made loved the holidays this st patricks day we dedicate to hoppy he had so much fun a true angel
kathy woods
March 3, 2011
Patty & Nancy,
I was saddened to read about the passing of your dad. He had such a terrific life and
lived it to the fullest enjoying every minute. He was a great neighbor and friend and will be missed by all those he touched. He will be in my prayers.
Ronald Zyko
March 2, 2011
It has been almost 2 years since I have seen Hoppy. He was the friendliest, most out-going, happy, fun-loving person. He always wore his fiesta beads and had the biggest smile on his face. He had a lovely family that took great care of him. He was one of the people I missed the most at Evergreen Commons. I am so sad to hear of his loss. He was the nicest man. My deepest condolences go out to his family.
Amanda Rokjer
March 2, 2011
Nancy, Pattie, and Family,
Sorry for the loss of your father, I also was honored to have know him. His quick wit, broad smile, and bright shine in his eyes showed his pride and love for his family, his country, and life. I enjoyed hearing the stories of your visits to WWII memorial and have a signed copy of his book thru the wonderful programs Evergreen Commons has for their resident Veterans. He will be missed by many. My deepest sympathy , Jo Ann Gilmore
March 2, 2011
The world has certainly lost a great man. Hoppy and my father, Howard, were roommates at Evergreen and my family cherished their friendship. We will miss his smile, his wonderful models, his decorated wheelchair and above all, his sunny outlook. God Bless.
The Betts Family
March 2, 2011
I would like to say it was my HONOR to have known "HOPPY" for the past "6" months at Evergreen Commons where he shared a room with my father "Earl Ennis". My father is also a WWII Veteran and I know he became very fond of him and grew very close. My father will miss all the great stories they shared but, as they say memories last forever. God Bless the entire family for having such a Great American Hero in your life. As a veteran myself I salute you Hoppy!!.
dale ennis
March 2, 2011
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