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It is with Deep Regrets the Cochranville Fire Company - Announces the Passing of Chief Spike Hoopes
Monday, May 20, 2013

It is with deep regret that the Cochranville Fire Company announces the passing of Past Fire Chief Raymond SPIKE Hoopes May 20 2013. Spike was a life member and held the position of Fire Chief for 5 years 1973-1977. Please keep the Hoopes family in your thoughts and prayers. Raymond E. (Spike) Hoopes, Jr., 72 of Coudersport, PA, died at his home Monday, May 20, 2013. Born on September 16, 1940 in Coatesville, PA, he was the son of Raymond E. and Esther M. Head Hoopes, Sr. He was formerly married to Anita L. Waltman, December of 1961 in Jennersville, PA and later married Joanne M. McClay in 1969 in Parkesburg, PA. He is survived by his life partner Jean E. Clonan of Coudersport, PA, since 1998. Mr. Hoopes was a Vietnam Veteran attaining the rank of sergeant. He received two purple hearts, combat action ribbon, national defense medal, Vietnam service medal w/star, navy-marine corps overseas ribbon, Vietnam gallantry cross unit citation, Vietnam civil unit citation, republic of Vietnam campaign medal and was a rifle expert. He bred and raced thoroughbred horses mostly in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. He worked for thirty one and a half years as a foreman at Lukens Steel Co. in Coatesville, PA retiring in 1995. He was a licensed real estate agent for 10 years, and was a former fire chief and life member at Cochranville, PA , fire department. Surviving in addition to his life partner Jean, are his daughters Brenda J. Durnan of Claymont DE, and Constance L. Race of Tooele Utah, son, Dean J. Hoopes of Cochranville PA sister Judith A. Pelarcik of Downingtown PA. and three grandson’s, Dean Hoopes Jr of Norfolk VA, Nick Hoopes of Cochranville PA, Anthony Hoopes of Cochranville PA. Keeping with Spike`s wishes there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to charity of your choice.

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