Keiko “Kay” Mary Hopwood

| February 11, 2019

Keiko “Kay” Mary Hopwood, 65, of Oil City, passed away on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, after a brief battle with cancer.

Born in Okinawa on December 20, 1953, she was the daughter of Henry C. Malone and the late Toyo Tsuhako Malone.

Her youngest years were spent on the island of Miyako.

On November 25, 1972, Kay was married to Michael A. Hopwood in the chapel at Fort Belvoir in Virginia.

Kay spent more than 30 years in the banking industry working her way up through the ranks.

She started in an entry level position and eventually managed the Oil City branch of First National Bank.

After retiring from the bank, she taught at Dubois Business College, was the coordinator of services at Good Hope Lutheran Church, and worked for BSI in Titusville.

She earned an Associates Degree and numerous certificates and licenses in the banking and finance fields.

Mrs. Hopwood actively contributed to numerous boards and organizations including United Way, Oil City Arts Council, Rotary, Youth Alternatives, and Oil City’s Redevelopment Authority.

She was an active member of St. Stephen Church for more than 40 years.

In her spare time, Kay loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, gardening, Lifetime and Hallmark movies, and watching mystery movies with Mike.

In addition to her husband and father, she is survived by four children, Angelica Shepard and her husband Mark of Pittsburgh, Michael J. Hopwood and his wife Ashley of Harbor Creek, Elizabeth Kalevitch and her husband Elea of Beaver Falls, and Joseph A. Hopwood of Harbor Creek; eight grandchildren, Garrett, Andrew, Noah, Madelyn, Maximus, Olivia, Callan, and Duncan; and family in Okinawa.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her mother, are a brother, Charles Malone; a niece, Keiko; and a great aunt and uncle in Miyako.

Friends may call at the Morrison Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 am Wednesday in St. Stephen Church with the Rev. John Miller presiding.

Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials be made to Youth Alternatives of Oil City, 1 Graff St., Oil City, PA 16301.

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