David K. “Pap” Hoppes, 62, of Andreas, passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2021, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. Born in Pottsville, he was the son of the late Harvey F. and Phyllis M. (Deem) Hoppes.
Prior to retiring, he was employed as an Operating Engineer with IUOE Local 542. He was of the Protestant faith. He was a member of the Tamaqua F&AM Lodge 238, West Penn Rod and Gun Club and a graduate of Tamaqua Class of 1976. Pap enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, hunting, and fishing. He loved his dog Daisy, life on his farm, the family homestead, family, and friends. He was an avid blood donor and he lived life to the fullest. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Darren S. and sister-in-law, Tina. Surviving is his companion, Pattie Bennett; two brothers, Dale R., and his wife Dora, and Dwain H.; sister, Colleen D., all of Andreas; three nieces, Pamela Hoppes, Sarah, wife of Benjamin Fink, and Megan, wife of John Hine; nephew, Kyle Hoppes.
Services will be private. A private visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, December 12, from 4 to 5pm. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, the family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140, or the West Penn Rod and Gun Club, 1047 Clamtown Rd., Tamaqua, PA 18252. Arrangements are being handled by the Hartman Funeral Home, 1791 West Penn Pike, Rte. 309, New Ringgold. Online condolences may be made at www.hartmanfuneralhomeinc.com.
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West Penn Rod & Gun Club
1047 Clamtown Road, Tamaqua PA 18252
Shriners Children's Hospital
3551 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19140