John Francis Hollop


John Francis Hollop, 89, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the CVPH Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Oswego, N.Y., on Feb. 21, 1930, son of John L. and Frances (Brown) Hollop.
John graduated from St. Paul's Academy in Oswego, and later attended the SUNY Teachers College at Oswego where he received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees. John then continued his education at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
He served in the United States Navy from 1949 to 1953. During his military service, John served during the Korean War on the USS Harlan R. Dickson (DD-708), working the fire control system. John retired from SUNY Plattsburgh after 26 years as a Professor in the Math Department.
Everyday, he would be sure to read the paper and watch the television in order to keep up with national and world news, along with politics, sports, and the stock market. John loved playing the piano during his younger years, and never stopped enjoying listening to the Oldies. Most evenings you could find him watching a movie from Netflix. John did a lot of traveling, mainly through Europe, and was always interested in the etymology of a person's last name. He was really proud of his Bohemian ancestry.
John was a life member of the Oswego Elks Lodge 271 and the VFW Post 125 in Plattsburgh.
Survivors include his devoted wife Ludmila of Plattsburgh; sons, John Hollop and his wife Cara of Albany, N.Y., and Dr. Antonin "Tony" Hollop and his wife Dr. Stephanie Hollop of Burlington, Vt.; daughters, Elizabeth Hollop of Sussex, England, and Jennifer Kekis and her husband John Kekis of Albany, N.Y.; grandchildren, Gabriel, Daniel, Alice, Tessa, Jacob, Jordan, and Kara; and one great-grandchild.
John was predeceased by his parents; his mother and father-in-law, Frantisek and Marie Sukup; and his brother-in-law, Dr. Frantisek Sukup.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 23rd from 3 to 4 p.m. at the R.W. Walker Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will take place at a later date in the Czech Republic at his wife's family plot.
To share a memory or condolence with the family, please visit Arrangements have been entrusted to the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court Street, Plattsburgh.
Published on May 21, 2019
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8 posts

Steve Owen
May 22, 2019
Very sorry, John, to learn of your father's death.
May 22, 2019
Sending hugs to you. May your memories comfort you and may you find peace.
Ruth Segelitz.
May 21, 2019
Stephanie and Tony, sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Clara Laiss - Friend of "Antonin" and Stephanie
May 21, 2019
To the Hollop Family,
We will remember you in our prayers. It sounds like he had a very full and exciting life with many memories. In the grieving process, remember all the happy memories you are shared together.
John Lesage
May 21, 2019
A special man and and very special friend of our father. I suspect that Rom and all the friends from Redkay’s will be having a corn roast and a good time. Your spirit will be missed here on earth. The family of Romuald Lesage.
Mark Lesage
May 21, 2019
I will always remember our dads together. Love to your families.
Ken and Shari Chrestler
May 21, 2019
Dear Ludmila, Tony and Family,
Sending you sincere condolences on the passing of John. Though we've been away for a number of years, the people who you meet along the way with leave a wonderful impression. May you find comfort in your memories.
May 21, 2019