Peter HOPKINS Obituary (2021) – Buffalo, NY


HOPKINS – Peter Frederick
The 54-year-old Charleston, SC, died peacefully with loved ones at MUSC Hospital on September 29, 2021 after a brief illness. Born on October 9, 1966 in Buffalo, NY. Peter leaves behind his loving and caring family, including daughters Emma Rose Hopkins and Charlotte Lily Hopkins of Burbank, CA; Siblings, William Pratt Hopkins from New York City, Richard Crary Hopkins from Williamsville, NY, Allison Kellogg Hopkins from Charleston, SC, and parents, Allison Regan Hopkins and Richard Orne Hopkins from Mount Pleasant, SC. Peter also leaves several cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. A graduate of the Park School of Buffalo and New England College with a BA in theater, Peter studied drama and designed and built sets. While at NEC, he worked for the student newspaper and appeared on the Theater Tour in 1988, touring the UK. A lover of nature and water, he spent his childhood summers on the Canadian shores of Lake Erie with three generations of the Hopkins family. Peter and his brothers attended Camp Pemigewassett in Wentworth, NH, where he enjoyed the nature programming, Gilbert and Sullivan’s theatrical productions, and the hike through the White Mountains. He later served as a consultant at Camp Weona in Gainsville, NY, directing the nature and drama programs. During the winter months, Peter enjoyed skiing in New York, Colorado, and New Hampshire with family and friends. Peter has spent most of his professional career in television production and news research for EXTRA TV entertainment news show in Glendale, California. He also worked as a segment producer for Fox News Channel and ABC Daytime TV, and as a talent manager for Lee Daniels Entertainment Company, all in New York City. Peter was an avid reader and enthusiast of sports, the arts, film, and theater, and a lifelong fan of Buffalo Bills and Sabers. His interests and hobbies ahould be: cooking, baking, swimming, traveling, painting and classical music. He attended Grace Church Cathedral, where he was a member. Peter loved exploring art galleries, museums, the SC Plains, Nantucket, the beaches on both coasts, walking his dogs and most importantly, spending time with his beloved family. Peter’s quick wittedness, charm and friendliness will be very much missed by anyone who was lucky enough to have met him. Peter’s Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, December 29th at 2:00 p.m. with a funeral service at Grace Church Cathedral, 98 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC (masks required), followed by a reception. Instead of flowers, donate to Grace Church Cathedral to commemorate Peter.

Published by Buffalo News on December 19, 2021.


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