Berlyn CW Hoppes, 88, of Tamaqua, passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2020, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Coaldale, with his family by his side.
He was the husband of the late Mildred S. (Steigerwalt) Hoppes. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a coal miner for 28 years for the Bethlehem Mines and Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, Tamaqua.
Berlyn was also a lifelong farmer.
Born in West Penn Township, he was the son of the late Walter E. and Katie (Middlecamp) Hoppes. He was a member of St. Peter’s Church, West Penn, where he was a member of the choir for many years. He was a charter member of the Mahoning Valley Fire Co. #1. He was an avid gardener.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Willard, and three sisters, Pauline Miller, Helen Coombe and Gladys Hoppes. Surviving are two sons, Bruce and his wife Margaret, of San Antonio, Texas, and Ronald, of Washington; a daughter, Margie, wife of Daryl Schock; of Tamaqua; six grandchildren, Eric Schock, Holly, wife of Travis Heisler, Victoria Hoppes, Zachary Hoppes, Justin Hoppes and his wife Jeannie and Jill, wife of Justin Imbody, great granddaughter, Emily Heisler, former daughter-in-law, Lori Hoppes, of Tamaqua; nieces and nephews.
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family with The Rev. Virginia M. Heimer officiating. Interment in St. Peter’s Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to St. Peter’s Church, 184 St. Peter’s Rd, Tamaqua, PA 18252.
Arrangements are being handled by the Hartman Funeral Home, 1791 West Penn Pike, Rte. 309, New Ringgold. Online condolences may be made at www.hartmanfuneralhomeinc.com.