Batavia - Mr. Warren Coleman Hopkins, (Hoppy), 91, retired Troop Quartermaster at NYS Troopers - Troop A, Batavia, died Sunday, October 7, 2012 at New York State Veteran's Home, in Batavia.
Mr. Hopkins was born June 21, 1921 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Mr. Hopkins was retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service. He was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He attained the rank of Chief Petty Officer - Grade 7 and fought in the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres and flew convoys to England. He was a former Genesee County Family Court Clerk and also served as a quartermaster, civilian employee, with the New York State Police, Troop A, for twenty-five years. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Batavia.
Surviving is his wife, Ruth Hickox Hopkins whom he married January 2, 1965; four sons, Bruce Hopkins of California, Keith and Dennis Hopkins, both of Massachusetts and Kenneth Hopkins of Oregon and a sister-in-law, Jeannette (Fred) Wilkie of New Hampshire. Also surviving are grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Wednesday, October 10th, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H. E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia. His funeral services will be at Thursday, 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Washington Ave., Batavia. Burial with Military Honors will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Alexander. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church and School and School, 31 Washington Ave. or to the Salvation Army, 529 E. Main St., both Batavia, NY 14020.