Linnaeus Lamborn “Linn” Hoopes, Jr.

March 29, 1932 - June 30, 2019

Linnaeus Lamborn “Linn” Hoopes, Jr., age 87, passed away on Sunday June 30 in his hometown of Arden, DE.

Linn was born on March 29, 1932, the only child of the late Linnaeus L., Sr and Lurena (Mortlock) Hoopes, who were among the early supporters of the Arden communities and ideals.

After graduating from Arden School and P.S. DuPont High, Linn served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, then graduated from U of DE. First partnering with his father, then with his youngest son, he built and grew Hoopes Real Estate, LLC., where he was a respected licensed broker, property manager and landlord. Linn was a past president of the Brandywine Antique Automobile Association and enjoyed car restoration, traveling, adventuring, camping and exploring with his family.   As a parent, he actively led ACRA trips-the same adventures he participated in as a boy.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Lillian Elaine (Weber) Hoopes and her daughter, Rae Tucker. He is further survived by sons, Randy of Arden, Greg (Jocelyn) of Kirkwood, PA, Mitch (Ayse) of Smyrna all with his first wife, Marcia Jones; and Zach (Leah) of Chadds Ford, PA from his marriage to Sue Custer. Step-grandchildren include, Anne, Christian, Eddie and Chase.

Interment will be held privately in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date.          

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Linn’s memory to the Arden Craft Shop Museum. LINK:


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4 Condolences for Linnaeus Lamborn “Linn” Hoopes, Jr.

  • Condolences for Randy, Greg, Mitch and Zach along with Elaine, I’v had lots of memories circling since I found out. Antique car rallies and camping trips among them. His enthusiasm and never ending interest in what was a possible place for his next travel adventure. Wishing you and your families warm memories of times with Linn that will comfort you in your grief.

  • My deepest condolences to all. I have fond memories of Linn and the home in Arden. It’s a magical place. Now your in another place with endless adventures! RIP Linn
    Hugs to all

  • Randy and Gregg, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your father.
    Sallie Conner

  • Dear Randy- I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. May he Rest in Peace.

    With sympathy,
    – Christine Ford