Carol A. Hopkins

Born: Wed., Dec. 4, 1935
Died: Wed., Mar. 20, 2013


9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Apr. 01, 2013
Location: Historic St. Patrick Church

Memorial Mass

11:00 AM Mon., Apr. 01, 2013
Location: Historic St. Patrick Church

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On March 20, 2013 the Lord called home another Angel when Carol A. Hopkins, age 77, passed away surrounded by her loving family and the love of her life, her husband Gary. Carol was a strong and amazing woman who never wavered in her faith while battling cancer for many years.
   Carol was born in Toledo on December 4, 1935, the daughter of John and Pearl (Zydarczyk) Pacholski.
   She was preceded in death by her parents and her son Timothy “Timbo” Hopkins. She is survived by her loving husband Gary; children Tracie (Blake) Thiel, Lenny (Annette) and Douglas (Kathy) Hopkins; 9 grandchildren, 7 ( and one on the way) great grandchildren; 1 (and one on the way) great grandchild; brother Thomas Pacholski and sisters Rosalie Mills and Marcia (Bob) Thorpe.
   Family and friends may visit Monday April 1st from 9:30 until 11 a.m. at Historic St. Patrick Church, Downtown where a Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tributes in Carol’s memory may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Historic St. Patrick’s Parish or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Melissa Huebner (missy)
   Posted Fri March 22, 2013
There is so much to be said about my Grandma Carol she was TRULY amazing. I remember when me & Jill were little she & Grandpa always picked us up while our parents were bowling to make homemade pizza's and of course eat as much dessert as we wanted. We (me & Jill) loved going over there. Every time anyone came over the first thing she would say is "are ya hungry?"!! Grandma was a heck of a shopper too, she new how to find the BEST deals. Also she taught me how to be STRONG and have Faith in the Lord even at the end she remained Faithful to his word. I will cherish many memories of her with me and with my children she loved her kids and grandkids soo much.

My condolences to my Grandpa I can't imagine how hard this must be for him to lose the love of his life. Also to my mom and uncles I know what it's like to lose a parent, it does get easier just takes awhile.

I pray each and everyone of us affected by this IMENSE loss that we can find strength and comfort knowing she is no longer suffering and at peace. She is reunited with her baby boy Timbo, her parents and many others we have lost along the way. God Bless Us

Michelle (Szczublewski) Zuelke
   Posted Sat March 23, 2013
Aunt Carol, you are already missed. Sunday mass at St. Pat's will not be the same without you there. I have so many fond memories of you going back so many years, you were a fantastic aunt, always so much fun to be around. There is truly another angel in heaven.

David & Jacki Szczublewski
   Posted Sat March 23, 2013
Our deepest sympathies and condolences to my Uncle Hop, my cousins Tracie, Lenny and Doug, my mother Rose and my Aunt Marcia, Uncle Bob and Uncle Tommy. Aunt Carol was such a wonderful person with an incredible zest for life that never let the fight with cancer get in the way of her faith in God and family. You may have departed from this world, but you are now at rest with the Lord and you have left the rest of us with so many wonderful memories over the years. I am so very glad that my wife Jacki had the opportunity to meet you this past October when we visited. We are fortunate to have had you in our lives and now have you watching over us from heaven with your son, and my cousin, Tim and so many of your bothers and my Uncles that have passed on before you. Our love to you and to the entire family. Dave & Jacki - Weston, FL

Stephanie Thorpe
   Posted Sat March 23, 2013
My Great Aunt Carol,
You will always be known to me as the cool Aunt that drove a sports car. I will miss seeing you when I come home to Toledo. Miss you and Love you.

Arlyne (Helm) & Robert Miller
   Posted Sat March 23, 2013
Carol was a member of our "family" for as many years as I can remember. She was always so full of life and had such a positive attitude. She helped take care of my dad (Lavan Helm) and was my aunts (Barbara Basilius) friend & helper,also. She will be missed by all. Our condoleneces to all the family.

Alan and Linda Nunn
   Posted Sun March 24, 2013
Uncle Gary, Doug, Lenny and Tracie,
So sorry to learn of Aunt Carol's passing. She was a kind, caring and loving. She was always smiling. She loved her children and grandchildren and they loved her. Aunt Carol fought a long and hard fight with cancer, but she was determined to live her life.
Aunt Carol will be missed and in our hearts forever
Love and prayers to her great family

Dawn (Fritts) Lowe
   Posted Mon March 25, 2013
Carol was a GREAT woman. I always looked up to her for the way she embraced me into the family. Her support and love was always there for Mason and I. To me she was everything I always wanted to be; always doing things for other people; strong; loving; and I think the "rock" of this family.

My condolences and prayers go out to Gary, Tracy, Lenny, Doug, and all the grandbabies.

My thoughts are this, she is now if heaven with Tim and all the others who have gone before her. She is healthy, happy and watching all of us to make sure we do the right thing.

You are already missed by all. We will never forget your smiling face.

Alex Kephart
   Posted Mon March 25, 2013
Carol was such an amazing lady! She was always in a great mood, and her spirits always picked me up when she was around. Celebrating the life she had, instead of a loss, we will miss her forever.

Mary Ann (Ccke) Jan
   Posted Mon March 25, 2013
My deepest sympathy to all of you. May God give you peace and strength to get through this difficult time. Carol will always be remembered for her smile and her sense of humor. May God bless you.

Pam Basilius
   Posted Tue March 26, 2013
There are few people who I loved so much and touch my life in such a big way. I am so blessed to have grown up with a woman who was so strong, kind. loving and fun. Thank you dear friend for being a part of my life and being part of our family. Miss you, love you, you will always be in my heart "Shoot ya Carol" you are so loved. Dear Gary, please know you are in my prayers everyday and always in my heart. Love you so much always.......Pam

Carol (Basilius) Keiser
   Posted Tue March 26, 2013
Reading Pams note said it all. What a "Special Lady" she was. If she would come to a family event she would pitch in and help. She was like family. She always lifted our spirits, and never complained. She would laugh as she said Gary never knew how the furniture would be arranged. we are thankful we had the joy of knowing her. Shoot, ya.

We pray God will comfort you and fill the void she has left.

Bill and Deb Morstadt
   Posted Wed March 27, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to you Tracie, our dear friend, and your family. Your mom was a treasure. We had so much fun with all of you traveling. We loved her, and count it a privilege to have know her. Love to you all.

Bill and Deb Morstadt

Debbie Zapata
   Posted Thu March 28, 2013
Tracie.I am sorry to hear you lost your Mom. She fought a hard battle.
Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on,and cherished memories never fade because a loved ones gone.
Those we love can never be more than a thought apart,for as long as there is a memory,they'll live on in the heart.

Debbie Zapata,

Pam Basilius
   Posted Thu March 28, 2013
I made a typo on condolence to Carol Hopkins. Do you think you edit it? It says Shoot yea Carol and it should be Shoot ya, Carol. Thanks you,Pam

   Posted Thu April 11, 2013
It been a lot of years but as soon as I seem the picture I remembered her. Just wanted want send my thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the whole family. Especially my dear friend Tracy. If you see this Tracy please contact me 419-295-8512

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