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DSGT. James G. Hoopes
#5712

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DSGT. James G. Hoopes #5712, of the 118th Class, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, September 12, 2012. Jim was born in Atlantic City on August 16, 1972 and was raised in Ventnor. He graduated from Holy Spirit High School in 1990 and then Albright College in 1994. At Albright, Jim played basketball, set the school's rebounding record and was recently honored as a member of the Albright College All Century Team. He later went on to obtain his Master's Degree from Seton Hall University. Jim was preceded in death by his father, James G. Hoopes, Jr. Jim is survived by his devoted wife and one true love, Merry, and two loving sons, Jayson and Joey. Jim is also survived by his adoring mother Cathy, sister Lisa (Drew) Gibson, Father-in-Law Joseph Rich, Jr., sister in law Melissa (Greg) Calderone, nieces Isabella, Kaylee, and Kendall, nephew Christian and many close and loyal friends. Jim toured the United States playing professional basketball with the Washington Generals. He then went on to teach Spanish and coach basketball at Holy Spirit High School while working summers at the Greenhouse in Margate. In November 1998, Jim graduated from the 118th New Jersey State Police class. He proudly and honorably served as a State Trooper for 14 years.