Alan Hopfenberg


Hopfenberg, Alan, 90, passed away early on the morning of Monday, September 16, 2019. He was the beloved husband of the late Charlotte (Guffan) Hopfenberg. Born in Far Rockaway, NY, a son of the late Irving and Grace (Hausner) Hopfenberg, he was a longtime resident of Providence. He worked at the Providence Post Office for over 20 years. Alan was a Korean Conflict Army veteran and a Rhode Island JVFW vice Commander.  He was a graduate of Bryant University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.  Alan was a member Touro Fraternal Association, the United States Postal Workers Union and past President of the Rhode Island Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

Devoted father of Shazy (Hopfenberg) and her husband, Rabbi Thom King, of Pikesville, MD, Dr. Russell Hopfenberg and his wife, Edie, of Raleigh-Durham, NC and Steven Hopfenberg of Providence RI. Dear brother of the late Larry Hopfenberg. Loving grandfather of Rachel, Sarah, Tovah, Coleman and Emily.

Funeral services will be held TUESDAY, September 17th at 9:30 a.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, 59-63 54th Ave., Maspeth, NY.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to JWV of RI, PO Box 100064, Cranston, RI 02910.


  1. Tony Martinez
    Sep 16, 2019

    Dear Steve and family,
    May the Lord provide grace and comfort to you all. May the wonderful memories you shared help to comfort you during these difficult times.
    The Martinez Family

  2. Adam Halpern
    Sep 17, 2019

    Stephen I’m very sorry for the loss of your father it was nice to meet him and I did not get to know him very well I wish I had time to get to know him better he was very proud of his family I’m very sorry for the loss I wish you and your family the best and hopefully it is of some comfort that now he is resting in peace and no longer suffering also knowing that he will always be looking down on you and your family

    Sep 18, 2019

    Our sincere condolences on Alan’s passing. He will be remembered fondly for his kind and generous nature.

  4. Frank Rose
    Sep 11, 2020

    Only recently did I learn of your passing. It was a pleasure working with Al, as he always had a humorous story or joke to tell me. I wish him total peace & tranquility.

  5. Dr. Joel Sereboff
    Nov 18, 2021

    I was just thinking of your wonderful father with fond memories and love.

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