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Everett S. "Red" Hopkins

By Joshua Smith

Oakfield – Mr. Everett S. “Red” Hopkins, 83, of Oakfield, died Friday, (May 21, 2010)at his home.

Mr. Hopkins was born June 25, 1926 in Mill City, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Gordon and Edith (Honey) Hopkins.

Along with his late wife, Mary "Pat" Hopkins, they were owners of the former Coffee Cup Restaurant in Oakfield. Mr. Hopkins was an inspector with General Motors in Tonawanda and was known for his sense of humor. He enjoyed sports, especially bowling and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A veteran, he served with the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946.

Survivors include two daughters, Ruth (Ronald) Zentz of Basom and Patricia (Jerry Power) Hopkins of Franklinville; a son, Gordie (Linnie) Hopkins of Batavia; two brothers, Robert (Bonnie) Hopkins and  William (Elaine) Hopkins, both of Pennsylvania;  nine grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his wife, Mary "Pat" Hopkins; a brother, Emerson Hopkins and a sister, Shirley Logan.  

There are no prior calling hours. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Cary Cemetery, Maple Avenue, Oakfield. A reception will be held at Mr. Hopkins residence after the service. Memorials may be made to the Oakfield Rescue Squad and Fire Department, P.O. Box 184, Oakfield, N.Y. 14125. Condolences may be made at www.burdettandsanford.comArrangements were completed by the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.


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