In Memory of JIM HOPKINS 1960-2005
|"Life is not filled with milestones, but of moments." It seems appropriate to begin a memorial for Jimmy Hopkins with a quote from one of the icons in his life, Rose Kennedy.
For 44 years, Jimmy graced his community, his family and his friends with many moments of joy, saw them through moments of pain, and filled them with moments of laughter. We are blessed that he left us with the memories of those moments as we mark this sad milestone and celebrate his life.
If you ask Jimmy's friends and family, they will tell you about a man whose gentle soul and generous spirit were part of the fabric of their lives, and of the Rehoboth Beach community. They will tell you of the loss we all feel in his absence.
They will tell you of someone who was among the first to lend a hand helping to produce the annual Sundance fundraiser for CAMP Rehoboth, and among the last to leave the dance floor. They will tell you about a brother, an uncle, a beach housemate, a historian, an avid reader, a man with a quick wit, and a sharp mind.
They will tell you stories about a friend.
James T. Hopkins was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on September 16, 1960 and died of natural causes at his home in Washington, DC unexpectedly on April 26, 2005. But, he lived in Rehoboth.
Jimmy was the son of the late James T. and Mary Louise Logan Hopkins. He was a 1978 graduate of Bishop Hannan High School and a 1982 graduate of Marywood University.
For 20 years, he was employed as a researcher with Federal Document Retrieval and Global Engineering. Most recently, he was part owner of a small business in Bethesda, Maryland.
Surviving are three sisters, Mary Eichelberger and her husband, John, of Burke, Virginia; Onnie O'Neill and her husband Frank, of Dunmore,
Pennsylvania; and, Ellen Leighton and her husband John, of Wilkes-Barre; an aunt, Patsy Logan Urscheler, three nieces, three nephews, numerous cousins, and many, many friends.
A memorial mass was held in Scranton, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, May 3. A celebration of Jimmy's life will be held Saturday, May 14 in Washington, DC, with a reception following. For details, please visit www.artmarketdc.com/jimmy.
The family has asked that donations be sent in Jim's memory to CAMP Rehoboth, 39 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, or to the Holy Rosary Alumni Association, 312 William Street, Scranton, PA 18508.
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 15, No. 4 May 6, 2005