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Ruben Hopkins

Ruben Hopkins of Wilmington, Delaware, at the age of 86 he had succumbed to cancer after a lengthy battle on July 17, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. Lovingly known as “Papi”. He was born in Lima, Peru as the eleventh child to Jose and Ana Maria Hopkins.

He graduated from the University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru with an accounting degree. Shortly after he married Rosa Herrera and their marriage was blessed for 62 years. His career was a computer operator since 1958. His employer in Peru offered him the opportunity to relocate to the United States which he did, and he retired in the year 2000. He enjoyed his grandchildren and his great grandchildren. He enjoyed his woodworking, inventing, designing and building many beautiful objects from wood. He loved soccer, boxing, swimming, fishing and working on his clocks. He was an avid reader of history in addition to many other topics. He wrote a book on his genealogy based off of his grandfather’s letters from the late 1800s that were accepted in the National Library in Peru due to the historical events mentioned therein.

He is predeceased by his parents and nine of his ten brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife Rosa, daughters; Rosanna Savedra and her husband, Frank, of California, Inez Carvalho and her husband, Stewart, of Florida, Jacqueline Hopkins of Delaware, his son Francis Hopkins and his wife, Sheila, of Delaware. His 12 grandchildren and his 12 great grandchildren. Rest in peace Papi until we meet again.

 

Funeral Services

Thee will be a visitation on Friday, July 24 from 6-8 pm from the Chandler Funeral Home. A private Mass will be celebrated from Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

Condolences

    Danny Orbegoso lit a candle and writes,
    May God grant him the peace he has earned. We would like to offer our sympathies and condolences to the Hopkins family.
    07/21/2020 09:42 am
    Maria & Daniel Norkus lit a candle and writes,
    Nuestro más sentido pésame por el fallecimiento de Tío Ruben Hopkins! Fue un gran hombre y muy amado por todos sus hermanos, y por ser una persona bondadosa especialmente con mi madre, su hermana Angelica! Que Diosito lo tenga en su Gloria!!
    07/21/2020 09:49 am
    Franco FREGAPANE writes,
    You will be missed loved you will always be in my memory rest in peace.
    07/21/2020 10:51 am
    Richard Hopkins writes,
    My sincerest sympathies to dear Rosa, Jacqueline, and Michael and Ruben's descendants. What a joy is has been to have found my cousin about ten years ago. His Grand-father was my Great Grand-father (Richard Perry Hopkins) who migrated to Peru. There he found love with Ruben's Grand-mother. With some mystery and exceptional luck, we found each other. How wonderful to know him. Ruben was special in so many ways. His passion to know his family and love them so deeply was obvious. To accept me and his American cousins into such a rich family heritage was exceptional, and greatly appreciated. We'll join you in spirit one day, Ruben. Maybe we'll fix a clock together. Rest easy, cousin. It is all smooth sailing now. My love to you all. Rich Hopkins
    07/21/2020 11:27 am
    Peter J Thursby lit a candle and writes,
    To the Hopkins From the Thursby family sorry for your loss prayers from our family go out to yours in this time of difficulty
    07/21/2020 01:18 pm
    Andrea Morante writes,
    Tuve la dicha de conocer al tío Ruben, un gran hombre sin duda. Mi mas sentido pésame a toda la familia. Que Dios les conceda mucha paz y consuelo en esto momento tan difícil.
    07/21/2020 01:27 pm
    Nora Wallace lit a candle and writes,
    Our hearts go out to you Jackie and your family. Losing a parent is always devastating. But when you are as close as you were to your father the pain of losing them is that much harder. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We are here if you need us. We send our deepest condolences and love. Scott & Nora Wallace
    07/21/2020 02:38 pm
    Margarita Perez Hopkins writes,
    Te vamos a extrañar mucho querido tio esas largas conversaciones que tenias con mi mama recordando a la abuela Maria a los hermanos, tios y primos que tuvieron, anecdotas que podias compartir con ella y que tanto disfrutó y nos comentó, cosas que ella ya no recordaba y que los hacian revivir momentos del pasado. Que Dios te reciba en su gloria y de paz y consuelo a la familia.
    07/21/2020 06:20 pm
    Elena Palacios Hopkins writes,
    Siempre te recordaremos tío Rubén Roberto y yo...cuando estábamos en Lima teníamos buenas conversaciones a cerca de la familia. Siempre te preocuparse por tus hermanas y hermanos en especial por mi madre Angelica, ella te quería mucho. Un gran beso al cielo tío Rubén y mis condolencias la tía Rosa y mis primos.
    07/22/2020 07:35 am
    Andrea and Will Gardner lit a candle and writes,
    Prayers during this difficult time ❤️
    07/22/2020 01:56 pm
    Rosa Amelia Pérez Hopkins writes,
    Te recordaremos siempre, tío Rubén, por tu gran amor a la familia Hopkins que vive en el Perú y por el importante legado de estudio de sus raíces. Mi mamá, tu querida hermana, te recuerda con profundo cariño y su tristeza se convierte en sonrisas al recordar las largas conversaciones que tuvieron, los viajes con tía Rosita y tía Anita. Descansa en la paz del señor, sigues presente en nuesteos corazones.
    07/22/2020 05:09 pm
    Shirley Hopkins Figari writes,
    Mi más sentido pésame para la esposa , hijos, nietos, de mi querido tío Rubén Hopkins, hermano menor de mi padre Guillermo Hopkins Torres es un dolor muy profundo el que siento pues yo lo quise muchísimo desde muy niña y tengo lindos recuerdos de el en estos momentos el está descanzando en paz al lado de nuestro señor Jesucristo después de sufrir aquí en la tierra, tío lindo lindo te quiero mucho hasta el cielo Amén.
    07/22/2020 05:10 pm
    Nancy del Solar writes,
    No sabía nada de Rubén desde que murio mi tío Willy, Gillermo Hopkins, esposo de la hermana de mi mamá. Lo siento muchísimo y les doy mi más sentido pésame a toda su linda familia que acabo de leer y saber que gracias a Dios tuvo una vida muy feliz entre Uds. Dios lo tenga en Su gloria y que descance en Paz
    07/22/2020 06:07 pm
    Raul Hopkins Larrea lit a candle and writes,
    Querido Tío Ruben, que pena tu partida. Tu cariño, tu sentido del humor, tus reflexiones familiares y tu carácter eran siempre (son siempre) una inspiración para mi. Además me hacías recordar tanto a mi papi Armando - en tantos detalles y actitud ante la vida. Pienso que ustedes se querían mucho y vuestro cariño ha pasado de generación en generación. Te recordaremos siempre!
    07/22/2020 06:10 pm
    Raül Hopkins Larrea lit a candle and writes,
    Querido tío Ruben, que pena tu partida. Tu cariño, reflexiones familiares, humor y actitud ante la vida fueron (son) para mi una inspiración. Además, me hacías recordar tanto a mi papi Armando! Vuestro cariño de hermanos, grande y hermoso, ha pasado de generación en generación. Te recordaremos siempre.
    07/22/2020 06:28 pm
    Martha Aguirre Hopkins lit a candle and writes,
    Querida Tia Rosa, Rosana, Inez, Michael, Jackie Siento mucho la partida de mi Tio. Siempre lo recordaremos con mucho cariño y con una sonrisa recordaremos todas las historias y aventuras que le contaba a mi mami. Que descanse en paz y que el Señor lo tenga en su Gloria
    07/22/2020 08:20 pm
    María Teresa Saldarriaga writes,
    Mis condolencias a la familia Hopkins por el sensible fallecimiento de Rubén Hopkins esperando que Dios lo tenga en su eterno descanso, gozando de la vida eterna Amen. De parte de la familia Trigoso Saldarriaga
    07/22/2020 08:58 pm
    Douglas and Ana Ballon writes,
    Mi más sentidas condolencias por nuestro querido primo Rubén Hopkins que Dios nos de resignación y mucho valor en esta soledad a nuestra querida prima Rosa y familia Hopkins son los deseos de Douglas y Ana
    07/22/2020 09:07 pm
    Maria and Stewart Carvalho lit a candle and writes,
    TO MAMA ROSA AND FAMILY, FROM YOUR LOVING DAUGHTER MARIA AND STEWART SR. WITH ALL OUR LOVE AND SYMPATHY. WE KNOW YOU ARE ALL GOING THROUGH A DIFFICULT TIME, BUT ALWAYS REMEMBER GOD WILL SEE YOU THROUGH THIS PERIOD IN TIME. MARIA AND I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH MAMA ROSA AND LOVE ONE'S. OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS IS ALWAYS WITH YOU ALL. AMEN
    07/23/2020 04:01 am
    Maggie Hopkins Figari ( Esmeralda) writes,
    Mis profundas condolencias para la familia de mi tío Rubén Hopkins Torres hermano de mi Padre Guillermo Hopkins Torres lo quise muchísimo desde muy niña, fué un tío ejemplar, dios lo tenga en su santa gloria, descanza en paz.
    07/23/2020 01:45 pm
    Graciela Hopkins writes,
    Tio Ruben was a very important part of my life. He and tia Rosa represented my dad Armando at my most important graduation!! They were my guests of honor and drove many hundreds of miles to accompany my mother and me for such important day in my life!! The four of us really enjoyed the ceremony and banquet and tio Ruben danced away with the three of us as my father would have done!! I will never forget such a wonderful memory and the gift of tio Ruben and tia Rosa being truly present whenever we were together!!
    07/24/2020 05:42 pm
    Familia Ormeño Saldarriaga writes,
    Mis sentidas condolencias a toda la familia Hopkins por el sensible fallecimiento del que en vida fue Rubén Hopkins, que de Dios goce y en paz descanse.
    07/24/2020 05:50 pm
    Julio Morales Quinteros y fam writes,
    Mis sentidas condolencias por el sensible fallecimiento de tu Sr. Esposo Rubén Hopkins, te acompañamos en tu dolor.
    07/24/2020 05:52 pm
    Graciela Hopkins writes,
    Tio Ruben was a very important part of my life. He and tia Rosa represented my dad at my most important graduation!! They were my guests of honor and drove many hundreds of miles to accompany my mother and me to such an important day in my life!! We all really enjoyed the ceremony and the banquet and tio Ruben danced away with the three of us as my father would have done!! Have never forgotten such a wonderful memory and tio Ruben and tia Rosa ‘s gift of being truly present whenever we were together!!
    07/24/2020 05:55 pm

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