Jim Hoopes, lost his battle with esophageal cancer on Sunday, January 26th.
Jim was a loving husband and father, and a proud military veteran. He was a career military man, serving in the USAF for twenty years, including a tour in Viet Nam. His cancer diagnosis came after his retirement. He endured major surgery, and extensive chemotherapy, and had just begun radiation treatments at the time of his passing. He fought a gallant fight with his disease over the course of five years, and displayed remarkable grace and strength of character.
Jim leaves a loving wife and two grown sons. He would have been honored to associate his name with the DeGregorio Family Foundation in an effort to further research into esophageal cancer. We hope that you will honor Jim Hoopes by making a contribution to the DeGregorio Family Foundation so together we can work toward better treatments and someday a cure.