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Robert F. Hopper, Jr.
Robert F. Hopper, Jr., age 73, of 167 Savage Hill Road, Orangeville, died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday morning, April 18, 2020, of natural causes.
Born in Bloomsburg on December 22, 1946, he was a son of the late Robert F., Sr., and Audrey L. (Kemp) Hopper. He grew up in Almedia and lived in Mt. Pleasant Township before moving to Orange Township 18 years ago. He was a 1966 graduate of Central Columbia High School.
Bob was employed by Haddon Craftsmen and its successor R. R. Donnelly Corp. for many years and was manager of the bindery department when he retired in 2001.
He was a member of the former Bloomsburg Loyal Order of Moose Lodge for many years and currently a member of Valley of Bloomsburg Post 273, American Legion. An excellent fly fisherman, he tied his own flies. Earlier in his life he was an avid hunter.
Bob served his country with honor by serving in the U. S. Army in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. He received the Vietnam Service medal with three bronze service stars, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign medal and the Sharpshooter (rifle) medal.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Alberta M. Boslego, on May 30, 1994.
Surviving are his wife, Sally S. Rescorla, with whom he observed his 42nd wedding anniversary on December 10, 2019 and two sons: Lon Matthew Hopper, Mt. Pleasant Township and Jordan Paul Hopper, and his wife Meredith, Mifflinville; a granddaughter, Isabella Jordan Hopper, Mifflinville and two brothers: Donald L. Hopper, Almedia and Jeffrey W. Hopper, and his wife Cindy, Millville and several nieces and nephews.
There will be a celebration of Bob’s life gathering after the coronavirus pandemic.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg.
Sally and sons
So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Bob well, hanging out with Jeff and Kim at the Hopper house. I saw Bob a little while ago and being like a lot of old people I called him Don. I think, he said you got the wrong one. We laughed and I said yea I know that. Please know that people are thinking of you and will keep you in our prayers.
Barry and Carol Apr 26 2020 12:00 AM
Hopper Family ... I'm sorry for your loss. I didn't know Bob real well but I used to hang out w/ his younger brother, Jeff (I grew up in Almedia as well), and remember seeing Bob many times at Jeff's house. May Bob rest in peace..
Ric Beltz Apr 23 2020 12:00 AM
Sally, always remember all the great times at the Bloomsburg Moose & Legion Post 273..Bob was really excited when he received his Quilt of Valor. I will try to post the picture. God bless and may he RIP RD and Donna
Donna Chapin Apr 23 2020 12:00 AM
Sally and Family,
So sorry to read of Bob's passing...seems like I was in the wedding just yesterday..please accept my sincerest condolences..God bless you and yours
Dee Milheim (Eddie)
Dee Milheim Apr 22 2020 12:00 AM
Sally & family,
So sorry to hear of your loss of Bob. He was such a nice guy with a gentle manner. We are sure he is fly-fishing up in Heaven and will be missed in the Fishing Creek coffee club gang.
Dale & Suzanne Moore Apr 21 2020 12:00 AM
So sorry for you loss, Bob was a great guy R.I.P.
Terry Hopper Apr 20 2020 12:00 AM
His dry humor and quiet calm ways always made me smile. Sally, I am sure Denny greeted him at Heavens gate, and they are celebrating eternal life together. Many Hugs and Love for you and your boys!
Paula Fritz Apr 20 2020 12:00 AM
We are so sorry to see Bobs passing. I just cant believe it. It is so sad. If there is anything we can do please let us know. Youre family is in our thoughts & prayers. Again so sorry to hear this.
Teri Hirneisen Witchey & family Apr 20 2020 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear this news, worked with Bob at Haddon,he was a great guy and funny. He will be missed
Sandy (carl) Joline Apr 20 2020 12:00 AM
My condolences to the Hopper family, so sorry for your loss. He was the best boss I have ever had! I still tell people that to this day. To me he was a mentor and a motivator. If I had a bad day he always knew the right things to say to get my mind back in the game to get me ready for the next day. He always called me Ace so that always made me feel pretty good! Things werent the same once you retired. I will always remember how he used to borrow my coat on his way out to smoke. He was great, he just knew how to manage people to get the most out of them. He was the best boss a young (at the time) operator eager to prove his worth could have!
Craig Mowery Apr 20 2020 12:00 AM