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Francis Leo Hopkins Jr.

BERLIN — Francis Leo “Lee” Hopkins Jr., 80, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at his home in Berlin. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Francis L. Hopkins Sr. and Estelle Shipley Goebel, and stepfather Walter H. Goebel. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Christine; a son, David Hopkins of Hampstead, Md.; six daughters, Bridget (Charlie) Fisher of Westminster, Md., Dana (Dennis) Graham of Jarrettsville, Md., Janis Hopkins of Gettysburg, Pa., Polly Hopkins (Alex Mitchell) of Laurel, Md., Erin Hopkins of Berlin and Kara (Dana) Banks of Key Largo, Fla.; three sisters, Barbara Sweitzer of Kingsville, Md., Joan (Jim) Pochciol of Millersville, Md., and Beth (Buddy) Alexander of Bel Air, Md.; and eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Mr. Hopkins served in the Navy (in Europe) during the Korean War conflict. He graduated Johns Hopkins University in 1966, and he worked at C & P and Bell Atlantic for 42 years. He enjoyed playing cards, dining out and walking the beach at Assateague. He was a Telephone Pioneer, a member of the American Legion Post 123, Mt. St. Joseph O.C.Gaels, and a member of the Worcester County Tea Party.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 20, at Holy Savior Catholic Church, 1705 N. Philadelphia Ave., in Ocean City. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Stanislao Esposito will officiate. Interment will be at Lake View Cemetery in Sykesville at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to A Place Called Hope Inc., 11712 Kingtop Drive, Kingsville, MD 21087. Expressions of condolence may be sent to the family online at