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Dorothy P. Hoppin (Meyer)

Rochester, NY. On Wednesday, March 17, 2021, Dorothy P. Hoppin, loving mother of three children passed away at the age of 74. Dorothy was born on January 13, 1947 in Flushing, New York. Dorothy was preceded in death by her mother, Esther “Bonnie” Meyer, and father, Ferdinand “Fred” Meyer, husband, David, and her son, Kenneth “Kenny”. She is survived by her children, Erik Hoppin (Katie) and Christine Kennette (Ralph Bachofen) and five grandchildren, Kaya Kennette, John “Tyler” Kennette, Caden Hoppin, Arianna Hoppin and Ella Hoppin.

Dorothy graduated from Adelphi University in 1968. Before becoming a homemaker, Dorothy was very proud of her work as a scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island. Her beloved husband David died very young and Dorothy raised their three children with the help of her doting mother, Bonnie, in Holbrook, New York. Dorothy’s unconditional love for her children and grandchildren knew no bounds. Dorothy loved the outdoors and could often be found gardening and feeding the birds.

A funeral service in memory of Dorothy will be held privately on Saturday, March 20, 2021. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations in Dorothy’s honor to be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (

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