Richard E. Hopes 1936-2018
ORWELL — Richard E Hopes, 82, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018, at his home.
He was born March 13, 1936, in Orwell, the son of the late Helen Himrod and Alex Hopes.
Dick retired from Kennametal, but was really a farmer at heart and loved farming with his Farmall tractors, which he collected. He often helped neighboring farmers and was just happy to get out in the fields. He enjoyed life to its fullest, and after retirement Dick and his wife Joanne, whom he called “his honey,” traveled everywhere they could, including Europe.
Dick loved meeting people and visiting with anyone who would chat with him. Often, he just enjoyed going for a drive and looking at the sites and always finding a different return route.
He showed his community support by serving as Orwell Township trustee for five years and on the zoning board of appeals. He was a longtime member of the Farm Bureau and served on the board of directors. Dick enjoyed the Antique Engine Club and participating with his tractors. He was also a member of the Cattlemen’s Association.
In his later years, after retirement, Dick enjoyed being a part-time driver for Preston Superstore in Burton.
Dick is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Joanne Kaminski Hopes; daughters, Robin (Don) Hofer and Kathy (Jeff) Lynn; his stepchildren, Michelle and Tracie Kellison; sisters, Ginny (Dick) Simonson, Dorothy Hare and Liz Waters; a brother, Bill (Vicki) Hopes; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, David, who died in 2017.
Funeral services officiated by the Rev. John Gehring-Anders will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Orwell North Presbyterian Church, 135 N. Maple St., Orwell. Visitation will be held prior to service, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
Memorial contributions can be made in Dick’s name to Orwell North Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are being handled by Paine Funeral Home, Orwell, OH. Condolences for the family at painefuneralhome.com.