Richard W. Hoppenstedt, 78, of Geddes, passed away Wednesday at Upstate University Hospital. Born in Poughkeepsie, he was raised in Gardiner before moving to Syracuse in 1963. A graduate of The Williston Northampton School in Massachusetts, he received a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University where he was a proud member and past president of Phi Delta Theta. Richard was a United States Army veteran. He was employed as an accountant for the Diocese of Syracuse, and later worked as a dealer at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Oneida for 20 years, retiring in 2012. Richard enjoyed fishing and vacationing in Cape Cod, but above all, loved spending time with his family.
Richard was predeceased by his parents, Clifford and Eleanor.
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, the former Margaret Holihan of Syracuse; sons, Richard “Ted” of Syracuse, and John (Marisa) of Camillus; brother, Robert (Peg) of Hamden, CT; nephew, Matthew; and niece, Isaura Bozu.
There will be no calling hours. Services will be private.
Richard will be laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery, Warners.
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