Elwood Harrison Hopseker, 91, of Wilmington, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Born in Martinsburg, NY on December 3, 1921, he was a son of the late Eri Leon and Ora Thayer Hopseker. He was a retired GySgt with the United States Marine Corps and was a member of the VFW, The American Legion, and TREA (The Retired Enlisted Association). Mr. Hopseker was a member of the Wilmington Lodge #319 AF & AM and the Sudan Shriners. He loved fishing and was an avid Cubs Baseball fan.
Surviving, are his son, Craig Hopseker (Steve Young) of Muncie, IN; daughter, Sandra Phillips (Benny) of Jacksonville, NC; step-son, Shawn Hudson of Wilmington; three brothers, Willard Hopseker of Ephrata, PA, Warren Hopseker of Chaumont, NY, Richard Hopseker of Leesburg, FL; four sisters, Lois Davis of Brownville, NY, Dorothy Snyder of Bishop, CA, Joyce Rice of Orlando, FL, Eudora Kanaley of Friendship, NY; sister-in-law, Cindy Myers (Greg) of Wilmington; four grandchildren, Keith Phillips, Michael Phillips, Christopher Phillips, Rachael Malone; and four great-grandchildren, Corey Phillips, Nicholas Phillips, Chloe Phillips, and Brynn Malone. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Margaret “Dee” Clark Hopseker; a brother, Larry Hopseker; and a sister, Doris Champion.
No services are planned per his request.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, c/o Sudan Shriners; 403 East Front Street; New Bern, NC 28560 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; 501 St. Jude Place; Memphis, TN 38105.
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