Walter J. Hopkins, 74, of Charleroi, passed away peacefully on June 12th, 2021 at the Monongahela Valley Hospital. The son of the late Walter W. & June (Shrader) Hopkins, Walter was born on February 10th, 1947, in Charleroi. A graduate of Charleroi High School class of 1965, Walter continued his education at California State College, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Walter taught Social Studies and Math at Charleroi Area Middle School , where he impacted the lives of numerous students for 35 years.
A member of the Charleroi-Monongahela F. & A. M. Lodge 337, Walter currently was serving as Chairman of the board of the Authority of the Borough of Charleroi, a former councilman of Charleroi, former President of the Charleroi Teachers Union and a member of the class of 1965 Reunion Committee.
Aside from the work he did in his local community, Walter enjoying working in his woodworking shop, building and repairing whatever anyone needed. He was an avid golfer, having golfed with his buddies in Jays Golf Club for over 50 years. But most importantly, Walter enjoyed spending time with his loving family and friends who will miss him deeply.
Surviving to cherish Walters’s memory; his loving wife of 53 years Adele (Rozzi) Hopkins. Daughters Kristin Hopkins Calcek, Leanna (Derek) Spada, Brother Larry (Patty) Hopkins, and his Sister Nancy (Sheldon) Shultz. His grandchildren who meant the world to him: Ross & Raegan Calcek, Gino & Vito Spada and his loving dog Gypsy.
In addition to his parents Walter is preceded in death by his brother William (Bill) Hopkins.
Friends and family will be received on Wednesday June 16th, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00pm & 6:00 to 8:00pm, Thursday June 17th from 2:00 to 4:00pm & 6:00 to 8:00pm in the Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi. A Blessing service will be conducted at 10:00am on Friday June 18th in the funeral home with Rev. Gerald Mikonis officiating. Interment will follow at the Belle Vernon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Charleroi Area School District Education Foundation in Walter's name may be mailed to P.O Box 382 Charleroi, Pa 15022. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.schrock-hogan.com
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