Tom and his wife, Georgia Bopp have, for many years, been dedicated to the HCGS. Tom is a past President and Vice President, and Georgia, a secretary. They have both donated their time and expertise to expand our knowledge of genealogy, especially DNA. Tom was always available and eager to get people around his laptop computer and help them find their ancestors, teaching them, and hoping to help them on their genealogical journey.
Below is the obituary as posted in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on June 21, 2013 for Tom:
Thomas Theodore Bopp, 71, of Kailua, a University of Hawaii at Manoa chemistry department professor emeritus, died. He was born in Burbank, Calif. He is survived by wife Georgia K., sons Christopher P. and Jon S., daughters P. Jayne Bopp and Galatea R. DeLapp, brothers William and James, sisters Barbara Wille and Deborah Bopp, and four grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Oahu Choral Society, 4348 Wai-alae Ave. No. 214, Honolulu, HI 96816; or oahuchoral.org.