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Robert C. Hopkins

November 15, 1940 ~ June 18, 2022 (age 81)
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Robert C. Hopkins, 81, of Hillsdale passed away on June 18, 2022, at Columbia Memorial Hospital. He was born on November 15, 1940, in Winthrop, Massachusetts. Bob graduated from Wakefield High School before enlisting in the Army. In 1963, he returned home and began pursuing his bachelor's in business administration from Boston University. In 1966, Bob married Sally Porteous and together they enjoyed 55 years of marriage. 

Robert was a business owner, and community member of Hillsdale for most of his life. He was the principal broker at Roeliff- Jansen Insurance Agency for years, until deciding to slow down. At which time he sold the agency to Bostwick Insurance Group where he served as Vice President under Craig Thorn. Bob then went to work as an associate for Metzwood Insurance in Chatham, until his retirement in 2021. 

Bob was active in the community as well. He was a past president for two terms with the RoeJan Lions Club, served on the Zoning Board of Appeals for Hillsdale, and was a life member of the Hillsdale Fire Company.  Bob was an avid golfer and longtime member at Columbia Country Club. He played as regularly as was possible until his back prohibited him from the game. He also enjoyed his Monday night card game with his cronies, right up till last week. Bob was also an avid reader, who enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. A good man, with simple tastes. His greatest joy was spending time with his family of which he was so proud. 

Bob is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sally. His son, Matthew Hopkins, grandchild Nora Hopkins, and his sister Sandra Hale. 

In addition to his parents, he is also predeceased by his daughter, Kelley Hopkins. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 25 at 11:00 am from the West Copake Reformed Church, 2692 County Route 7, West Copake. Burial will follow in North Hillsdale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions in Bob's memory may be made to either the West Copake Reformed Church, or to the Community Rescue Squad. 

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Funeral Service
June 25, 2022

11:00 AM
West Copake Reformed Church
County Route 7A
Copake, NY 12516

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