Harold P. Hoops, WWII Veteran Dies at 88

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Harold P. Hoops of Livingston passed away Monday, January 6, 2014 at St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston. He was 88 years old. Mr. Hoops was born in Newark, NJ on July 10, 1925 to George and Amelia (nee Hess) Hoops. He proudly served his country in World War II as a member of the Marines from 1943 to 1945.

Upon returning home, he would go on to become a police officer in the township of Irvington and reach the rank of Lieutenant before retiring in 1977 after 25 years of service.

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Mr. Hoops was very active in the community, having served as President of the Irvington PBA and President of Chapter Two, a social group for widow and widowers in Essex Fells, NJ. In addition, he was an active member of the Livingston Old Guard and the West Essex YMCA.

Harold was predeceased by his wife Dorothy (nee Walton) in 1982. He was also predeceased by his brothers Charles, William and George Hoops. Harold is survived by his three sons Alan (Deborah), Jeffrey (Grace) and Philip (Michele).  He is also survived by his two loving grandchildren, Philip Hoops Jr. and Melissa Hoops.

Visitation will be at Bradley, Haeberle and Barth Funeral Home, 1100 Pine Ave. Union, NJ on Thursday, January 9 from 4 pm to 8 pm. Internment will be at Hollywood Memorial Park, 1500 Stuyvesant Ave, Union, NJ on Friday, January 10 at 11 am.

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