On May 25, 2019, Robert J. Hoppe finished his work on earth at the home of his family. Bob moved to St. Johnsbury from Dexter, Maine, in 2017 to live with his son, Rob Hoppe, and family after some health issues.
Bob was born on February 26, 1926, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Edward and Maude Hoppe. He served during World War II in the U.S. Navy as a radio man /gunner. He married the love of his life, Jane Whittier, from Old Town, Maine, and raised two sons, Robert W. Hoppe of St. Johnsbury, Vt., and Jeffrey R. Hoppe, who lives in Charleston, S.C. He was an engineer for Levitt and Sons, in Levittown, Pa., moved to Long Island where he worked for Levitt and the U.S. Department of Energy at Brookhaven Laboratory as an engineer.
Bob watched his four grandchildren – Zachary, Charlotte, Emma and Jeffrey – grow with such pride and love.
The family would like to thank the wonderful Hospice caregivers, Nurses, Doctors and volunteers who helped his family keep him at home until the end.
There will be no formal remembrance celebration for Bob. However, if you are so inclined to make a donation of your choice to an organization that is “dear to your heart” in his honor, that would be wonderful. Above all else, be kind to each other and help those along the way.
The family is being assisted with arrangements by Sayles Funeral Home in St. Johnsbury, Vt.
“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”