Former longtime Harford County Register of Wills Harry L.W. Hopkins has died. He was 87.
The Bel Air resident died Sunday, county officials announced in a statement.
“Mr. Hopkins was a long serving elected official who was an icon in this community. His hard work and dedication set an example for others,” County Executive David R. Craig said in a release. “I will remember Harry fondly as a great storyteller and as a true gentleman who was dedicated to public service."
Hopkins served six terms as register of wills from 1986 to his retirement in 2010.
A funeral service was held Thursday. Craig ordered the county flag flown at half-staff until Hopkins' service.
Hopkins is survived by son Nelson W. Hopkins and his wife Kristine F of Street; daughters Ellen Hope Hopkins of Bel Air and Laura Ann Hopkins and her wife Kathy Schooley of Woodstock; and grandchildren Kaitlyn E. Hopkins and Allison N. Hopkins of Street.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Abingdon or a charity of the donor's choice.