Sylvia Brenda Violet Hooke Pope, 86, of Hummelstown, and formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Friday, August 21, 2009, in the Spring Creek Care Center, Harrisburg.
Sylvia was born in England, on July 12, 1923. She was a member of the Women’s Air Corps in the Royal Air Force, England. After moving to the United States, Sylvia and her husband managed many restaurants and businesses. She loved to cook and knit.
Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband, Lionel Gooch Pope; and three brothers, Ernie, Dougie and John.
She is survived by a daughter, Sandra V. Hansen, of Hummelstown; a son, Raymond J. Pope, husband of Barb, of San Antonio, Texas; four grandchildren, Lisa A. Rodden, of Hummelstown; Edward P. Hansen, husband of Ruth M., of Hershey; Geoffrey Pope, husband of Renee of Lancaster; Michael Pope, husband of Kimberly; of Texas; and 11 great-grandchildren, Samuel, Ellen, Jordan, Thomas, Ashley, Fallon, Kyle, Katie, Victoria, Jaden and Emma.
Memorial services will be held Friday at 6 p.m. in the Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, with the Rev. Larry Snyder, pastor of Living Legacy Church, Hershey, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions made to any hospice of your choice. Online condolences may be shared at www.trefzandbowser.com.