Oliver Eugene Hoppes, “Gene” 89 of Vestal went to walk with his lord in peace on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. He was predeceased by his wife Marguerite and son Rick Hoppes. Surviving him is his wife Naomi Hoppes, children: Chris Hoppes, Connie Hoppes, Dean Knoop, Mike (Mary) Knoop, Melissa (Randy) Etman; 12 grandchildren Rick, Nicole, Shannon, Alisha, Derek, Jeffrey, Ryan, Kyle, David, Zachary, Ashley, Katelyn; 8 great grandchildren Natalie, Caiden, Charlotte, Ava, Sophia, Joey, Makayla, Ryan and 2 great-great grandchildren Keegan, Kaylum. Also surviving him is one sister Doris Brearley, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Gene was a plant manager at Hershey Ice Cream for 35 years and enjoyed serving his customers. He remembered every place that he used to service with fond memories. After his retirement he worked many years for Serafini Auto.
Gene had a large family and enjoyed spending time with them and making special memories. Besides the love of ice cream, Hershey of course, he loved traveling and simple things like fishing, golfing and camping. Gene attended Calvary Baptist Tabernacle, Vestal NY where he had many friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the 4th floor staff at Susquehanna Nursing Home for the extra care and comfort that they extended to Gene and his family.
Memorial services will be published at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider donation to Calvary Baptist Tabernacle Church, 729 Main Street, Vestal NY 13850 in memory of Gene (Oliver Eugene Hoppes).
Arrangements are in the care of James Shara.