Age 90, passed away on June 30, 2018. He was born in Wilmington, DE to the late Donald and Mary Stoopes. He graduated from P.S. DuPont High School in 1946. He met and married his wife, Mary in 1946 and then joined the United States Army, where he served his country during the Korean War and was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery. After the service he worked for General Chemical until his retirement.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Donna Harkness and his grandchildren, Mac, Bryan and Delanie. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Mary; his children, Susan Brown (Kenny), Ellen Tweed (Jim). Also left to cherish his memory are numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at the McCrery and Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808 at 11:00 AM on Friday July 6, where friends may greet the family from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Burial will be private.