|Birth: ||Dec. 20, 1924|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 13, 2014|
New York, USA
J. Clancy "Bud" Hopkins Jr.
February 14, 2014
SACKETS HARBOR, N.Y. — J. Clancy "Bud" Hopkins, Jr., 89, died Thursday, Feb. 13, at his home on Campbell's Point.
Born Dec. 20, 1924, in Syracuse, a son of J. Clancy and Julia Smith Hopkins, he attended the old Lincoln School, graduated from Blessed Sacrament School and from Christian Brothers Academy when it was located on Willow Street in Syracuse.
Mr. Hopkins was a combat veteran of the World War II serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of war from 1943 to 1946. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the American Service Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Liberation Medal from the Chinese Government, and several Battle Stars for action in Burma, and China. He was a member of the American Legion, Post # 61.
After army service, he attended Syracuse University for two years, and then traveled New York State, Ontario, Canada, and Pennsylvania as a Manufacturer's Representative for Marshalltown Tools, Syracuse, until his retirement in 1989.
After retirement, he returned to college and received his degree at age 68.
Mr. Hopkins was an active volunteer. He was currently a Library Trustee on the Board of The Flower Memorial Library. In 2013 he received the Trustee of the Year award from among approximately 300+ trustees in the North Country Library System. Mr. Hopkins was the facilitator for the Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer Support group, a Volunteer at The Samaritan Medical Hospital, and also at the City Historians Office in City Hall, along with his dog, Tiger. Mr. Hopkins was also a docent at the Jefferson County Historical Society and at the South Jefferson Historical Society in Adams.
On Sundays he was an usher at St. Patrick's Church in Watertown.
He was active in the Jefferson County Genealogical Society having served in various capacities.
Mr. Hopkins was a lifelong member and past president of "The Campbell's Point Association." In 2004 he co-authored a book with his wife, Patti, about the history of "Campbell's Point." In 2013 his friends at Campbell's Point awarded him with a lifetime achievement award that he cherished.
Survivors include his wife, Patti L. (Wagner) of nearly 16 years; a son, Attorney James Clancy III , his wife Rosanne and children Courtney and Heather, both of NYC, and Conor Hopkins, Syracuse, a son, Kevin S. Hopkins, a plastic surgeon, and his wife, Seema, Corpus Christy, Texas, a daughter, Kelley S. Hopkins, her companion, Lisa Downing, and their children, Sean and Shaeleigh, all of Easthampton, Mass.; a son, Kerry S Hopkins, his wife, Julie, and children Shane, Kyle and Jillian, Jamesville, a daughter, Kerrin S. Davis and children, Everhett, and Kohlfield, Skaneateles; many cousins, and many favorite nieces and nephews.
Two sisters, Mary-Margaret McGowan, Staten Island, Julie E. Walter, Fayetteville, N.Y. and a brother, William S. Hopkins, Florida, all died before him.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial mass will be held 10 a.m. March 1 at St. Patrick's Church with Rev. Donald Robinson officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
No flowers please; however, donations may be made to the Board of Trusties at the Flower Memorial Library, 229 Washington St. Watertown, NY 13601 or the American Cancer Society, PO box 357 Watertown, NY 13601.
Condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com.
Information provided by D.L. Calarco Funeral Home and Newzjunky.com, Watertown.
Specifically: Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Created by: Thelma Dickinson Moye
Record added: Feb 16, 2014
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