Arnold T Hoppenworth, Veteran
USN – WWII
Maple Valley, Washington – 07-13-18
ABOUT THE MISSION:
We have once again been requested to pay respect and render honors to another one of our fallen heroes, Arnold Theodore Hoppenworth, Senior Chief, US Navy, retired. Mr. Hoppenworth was born on March 3rd, 1925 and died peacefully in his sleep on June 2 of this year. Arnold enlisted in the US Navy in 1943, serving onboard the Casablanca-class escort carrier, USS Savo, in the Pacific during WWII. He also was on active duty during the Korean War. Arnold retired from the Navy as a Senior Chief in 1964 while assigned to the USS Yorktown in Long Beach, CA.
During his military service, Arnold was awarded numerous medals. Those include the Navy Occupation Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Area-Philippines Liberation, Presidential Unit Citation, and Good Conduct (6th Award). He served directly under Admiral Thomas C Kincaid, and after returning to San Diego, was asked to babysit the admiral’s children. As a matter of coincidence, Arnold’s son, Kenneth served aboard the USS Kincaid during his Naval career.
After completing his military career, Arnold worked for Safeco Insurance Company here in Washington as the Print Shop Manager until retiring in 1993. In retirement, he found enjoyment traveling with his wife, Marie. Arnold loved golfing, playing pinochle and cribbage, watching football with friends and going to the casino. He would also volunteer his time to those in need. The last year of his life was taken up with the entertainment he got from a Karaoke machine given to him on his 92nd birthday. It fit his character perfectly as Arnold was always whistling or singing bringing a positive light into any room he entered. Arnold was preceded in death by the love of his life, Marie, his wife of 59 years who died in 2009. They are to be placed together today in their final place of rest. He is survived by his older sister, and his two children. In addition, Arnold has 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. There will be a two motorcycle RHG leading the coach from Price Helton Funeral Home in Auburn.
NOTE: Thew above was taken from the Funeral Home obituary, https://priceheltonfuneralhome.com/obituary/arnold-hoppenworth-06022018/
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 07-13-18
Staging Time: 11:00 a.m.
23225 Maple Valley Black Diamond Rd SE,
Maple Valley, Washington 98038
Kevin “Wolf” Rose, (425) 417-7905, firstname.lastname@example.org
1030 a.m.: RC/SV arrive
1100 a.m.: members arrive and sign waiver sheet
1130 a.m.: mission briefing
1145 a.m.: KSU
1200 p.m. establish flag line
1230 p.m.: service begins
1245 p.m.: debrief and dismissal
RCIT/SV: Cathy Lee “Hotwheelz” Ryan, (206) 380-9429, email@example.com
RCIT: Chuck “Diesel” Post, (206) 579-8230, firstname.lastname@example.org
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large bike flags will not be needed.
Water will be provided.
Submitted By: Doug Shepard
Position: Washington Ride Captain
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