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Fr. Robert Hopwood dies at age 84

Father Robert Hopwood died Thursday morning at the St. John Neumann Residence at Stella Maris in Timonium, MD. He was 84.

Father Hopwood was born August 25, 1925, in Oil City, PA. He professed vows as a Redemptorist August 2, 1947, and was ordained to the priesthood June 22, 1952. He spent the majority of his life as a Redemptorist serving in the missions in Paraguay.

Viewing will be held at 10 a.m. July 3 in the chapel at Stella Maris in Timonium, MD. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m.

Another viewing will be held at 5 p.m. July 5 at St. Gregory’s Church, 136 West Main St., North East, PA, followed by a wake service at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. July 6 at St. Gregory’s. Burial will follow.

Please join us in praying for the repose of the soul of Fr. Hopwood, and for the comfort of his family, Redemptorist confreres, and friends.