The obituary, shown below, was originally published in the July 25, 2000 issue of The News Journal (Wilmington, DE).
T. Donald Hoopes of Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, DE, died on Friday, July 21 in Christiana Hospital. Mr. Hoopes was born in Landenberg, PA and was a retired machinist who worked for Hercules. He was a 50-year member of Tall Cedars of Lebanon, West Chester Forest #22, and a member of New London Lodge 545 F & AM, West Grove, PA.
Mr. Hoopes is survived by his sister, Ruth E. Campbell of Newark, DE; 4 nephews, Charles Hoopes of Ann Arbor, MI, Bruce Hoopes of Torch Lake, MI, John F. Campbell and Samuel W. Campbell, Jr., both of Newark, DE.
All are invited to his service in CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin on Wednesday morning, July 26 at 11. You are also welcome to call on his family at the funeral home on Wednesday morning beginning at 10. Interment will be private.