William (Bill) Desmond Hopf, died peacefully at his home on June 28, 2015, surrounded by his family. Bill was an amazing Dad, devoted husband, loyal friend, fierce champion for those he loved, passionate about human rights and equality, a patient teacher, meticulous editor, people and animal lover, cookie baker, popcorn maker, cribbage player and world traveler.
Alumnus of Roosevelt High School, University of Washington B.A., Bucknell University, and Arizona State University M.A. Bill was a member of Phi Gamma Delta at the U of W.
He joined the USMC in 1950 and sailed the Mediterranean on the USS Iowa.
Bill taught high school US history; and was a guidance counselor at Garfield High School. He retired from public education in l972 and became the Director of “The Releasee Aid” Program for the Justice Department in San Diego CA. for the next seven years. He also taught group process and strategic planning at the university level in San Diego and Seattle.
He owned and operated Dawson Plumbing Co with his wife Susan for 31 years.
He was active in his community, serving as President of the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce and on numerous committees for Mayor Norm Rice.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Janet Hopf. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Susan Farrington, his daughters Mary Desmond Verdonk (Tim) Seattle, Susan B Hopf, Escondido CA, Monica Stojkovic (Stanko) Ft. Lauderdale, step-daughters Catherine Farrington-Kruse (Scott), Bellevue and Jacqueline Farrington-Otto (Chris) Marina Del Rey and three grandchildren.
Special thanks to his caregivers, Laisa and Sunia, of Family Best Care.
If you wish to make a donation in honor of Bill, please make it in support of education, housing or food for the disadvantaged.
At Bill’s request there will be no services
Obituary info by Seattle Times 7/12/2015 edition