Thomas E. Hopa 12-10-2019 Thomas E. Hopa, 78, of Dallas passed away Tuesday at Home. He was born October 7, 1941 in Noxen, PA to the late Edward and Vera Prutzman Hopa. Thomas graduated from Dallas High School and Wyoming Valley Technical School. He was employed as a carpenter for 45 years, 35 of which he was a union member. Thomas believed the 2nd amendment was the most important of all amendments. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his father in Canada and on Lake Ontario in Pulaski, NY. He was a former member of the Dallas Fire Department, Former part time officer with the Dallas Twp. Police department, Life member of the Factoryville Sportsman club, Life member of the NRA, a 50year member of the George M. Dallas Lodge No. 531 and the Caldwell Consistory of Bloomsburg. He was preceded in death by his son Paul Charles Hopa. Thomas is survived by his wife Dorothy Lento Norton Hopa, daughters Tammy Sue Hopa, Lorraine Hutchins and husband Keith, Dallas, son Dennis Norton, Wilkes-Barre, 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. The memorial service will be held Saturday afternoon at 4:00 pm at Edwards and Russin Funeral and Cremation Services Inc. 717 Main St. Edwardsville with the Evangelist Shane Kollmeyer officiating. Interment will be private at the Carverton Cemetery, Kingston Twp Friends may call Saturday from 2:00 pm to the time of service. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Edwards & Russin Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 717 Main St. Edwardsville.