James Wilson Hoopes

  • Birth 17 Aug 1913
  • Death 29 Aug 1999
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 32541954

J. Wilson HOOPES

J. Wilson Hoopes Of Folsom, PA, age 86, died Sunday August 29, 1999 at Prospect Park Rehab & Nursing Care Center. Funeral Service: Friday, September 3 at KEVIN M. LYONS FUNERAL SERVICE, 202 S. Chester Pike, Glenolden, PA. Interment Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call Friday after 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Wilson was born in Northumberland, PA on August 17, 1913 to his late parents, Pearl Leona (nee Hamor) and James Armstrong Hoopes of Folsom. Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Clarissa B. Hoopes (nee Schreiber) of Folsom. He is also survived by his brother, John M. Hoopes of Boothwyn, PA; a niece & 2 nephews.

Wilson was a graduate of Ridley Park High School, Class of 1932. He received his teaching degree from West Chester University in West Chester, PA. He taught at Ridley Township High School until 1946, where he taught math and was the Cross Country, Track and Jr. High Football coach. In the fall of 1946, he began his teaching and coaching career at Alexis I. DuPont School in Greenville, DE, until his retirement in June 1974. Wilson enjoyed traveling with his wife in their motor home and visited almost every state in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska. He enjoyed spending his summers at their Villas, NJ home and winters in their Englewood, FL home. He was an avid reader.

[published 08/31/1999]

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  • Maintained by: Jim Hoopes
  • Originally Created by: Richard Wright
  • Added: 31 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32541954
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Wilson Hoopes (17 Aug 1913–29 Aug 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32541954, citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Jim Hoopes (contributor 47620091) .