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Richard J. O’Hop

Richard J. O’Hop, 90, of Avoca, passed away on May 25th, 2024, at the Margaret Cochran Corbin VA Hospital, NY, NY.  He was born in Avoca on April 7th, 1934, and was the son of the late John and Julia (Kozak) O’Hop.


Richard was a member of SS Peter and Paul Church, Avoca and was active with its Catholic Men’s Club until the time of its closing and was currently a member of Queen of the Apostles Parish Church, Avoca. 

 

He was a graduate of Avoca High School, class of 1952. Upon graduating, he joined the US Navy and served from 1952-1960 during the Korean War.  He was employed with Acme Supermarkets and retired after over 40 years of employment.  Richard then worked part-time for the Moses Taylor Hospital. 

 

Richard was a member of the VFW Post 8335, Avoca and a member of the NRA.  He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He loved spending his time with his wife of 66 years, the former Ann Marie Crispino O’Hop and his family and friends.  He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother John O’Hop and his daughter-in-law Doreen O’Hop.

 

He is survived by his wife Ann Marie O’Hop, his children, Richard of Old Forge, Julie Daczka and her husband David of Madison Twp., Thomas O’Hop and his wife Rose, of Hughestown, and Lori Sherinsky and her husband Richard, of Dupont. Also surviving are his brother George O’Hop of Avoca, sisters, Marie Price and Ceil Puto both of Maryland, five grandchildren, one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

 

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, June 1st at 11:00am at Queen of the Apostles Parish Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca with Fr. Phillip Sladicka officiating.  Friends may call for visitation on Saturday morning, June 1st from 9:30am until time of mass.  AMVETS Honor Guard of Greater Pittston will provide military honors.  Interment will take place at SS peter and Paul Cemetery.


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Gary Falzone
Gary Falzone
May 31

He was one of the kindest people I have ever met. And his kindness was genuine. He was truly a good person and he will be missed.

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Amy Daisey
Amy Daisey
May 30

Aunt Annie, so sad to hear of the unexpected loss of Uncle Richard. He will always be remembered as a wonderful uncle along with so many good memories that our family's made. May God Bless you at this time. Love and Deepest Sympathy, Amy & Steve Daisey & family

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peggydudzick
May 30

AnnMarie, I am shocked about the loss of your dear Richard. Always remember the great fishing trips along with all other fun times you had together as one. God love & bless you.

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