Hopp, Richard Howard, SN

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1951-1954, SO-0000, USS Torsk (SS-423)
Service Years
1950 - 1954
SO-Sonarman (1943-1964)

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Contact Info
Home Town
Cincinnati, OH
Last Address
Lake Wales, FL

Date of Passing
Sep 09, 2014
Location of Interment
Florida National Cemetery - Bushnell, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
12054 Gadsden, County Post 12054Department of Florida
  1965, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), 12054 Gadsden, County Post 12054 (Member) (Quincy, Florida) - Chap. Page
  1983, American Legion, Department of Florida (Adjutant ) (Orlando, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Lake Wales - Richard Howard (Dick) Hopp Jr:  Born in Cincinnati, OH 11 June 1933 to Richard Howard  Sr and Helen (Wetterer) Hopp.   Married to Shirley (Russell) on 14 JAN 1956; had 5 children, Richard William (Rusty), Anthony Scott (Tony), Therasa Ann (Terri), Rhonda Maria (Ronni/Bunni), and Parick Shannon (Pat). 

Service USN June 1950 to June 1954; He was on the Following Boats - USS TORSK (SS 423).  Upon completing his Naval Service, Returned to the Cincinnati Area and applied to be a Pipefitter Aprentice with the Steamfitter Local Union
392 in Cincinnati, OH; following his Dad.  Dick, worked his way up and by some, was considered to be the Best Welder and Pipefitter of them all.   Was a Nuc Welder, Leaking Gas (Natural Gas) Lines, Underway welding. 

His last position before finally retiring for good was he was the Project Manager (while working for the Dept of Energy) for the Replacing the Power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine.

Since the early 80's have lived in various places in Florida, off and on ... finally settling in Lake Wales area 2000, after fully retiring as an Engineer.  He was very proud of this time in the Navy, he had a Son and 2 Grandsons that have followed his example and have served in the US Navy. 

Dick (Dad) never met a Man he did not like or become a friend. 

He died at home on Sep 9th, 2014.

Other Comments:
He was a Member of several Veterans Groups, the VFW, American Legion, and Submarine League.  Dad is survived by the Love of his Life, Shirley Hopp (My Mom), 5 Children, 11 Grandchildren, and 17 Great Grandchildren.  One Son Retired from the NAVY, and 1 Grandson  currectly Serving in the NAVY.

Laid to rest at Bushnell National Cemetery in Florida. 
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USS Torsk (SS-423)
  1951-1954, SO-0000, USS Torsk (SS-423)
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