In Memory

Mark Hooper - Class Of 1964

Mark Hooper Sep 25, 1946 - Jan 1, 2010 Resident of Castro Valley Mark Passed away peacefully at Eden Hospital on Jan 1, 2010. Mark was born to Dorothy Hooper on Sep 25, 1946 in Oakland. He was raised and lived most of his life in San Leandro. Mark had a passion for cars and motorcylces. His first motorcylce "which he built" was featured in a 71' issue of Custom Chopper Magazine. Mark went on to opening a body shop called "Deluxe Auto Body" in Castro Valley where he was the business owner for 27 years. Mark was a very devoted father. He enjoyed camping and boating at Lake Berryessa with his family. His fun loving, generous nature and natural charm will be deeply missed. Mark is survived by his three sons Brandon, Shane and Austin. "Dad we love you and you will be forever missed. We will carry you with us in our hearts always, for you are why we are the men we are today. " Memorial services will be held on Sunday Jan 10th at 3:00pm at The Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave in Pleasanton. For Information call Don (510) 276-1135.

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02/14/10 03:56 PM #1    

Donald Large (1964)

Mark was a great guy and we were good friends through school. My fondest memory was flying model airplanes at Grover Cleveland. We had some monster crashes and one in particular where a big plane hit a teather ball pole and went up in a ball of flame. We both just stood there and said WOW!!We then laughed a bit. I felt bad for Mark and then He said. " The plane only cost me 5 bucks but the crash was worth every penny and more. Don Large

06/24/10 08:03 PM #2    

Thomas Tilden (1966)

Mark Hooper was the coolest guy I ever knew.  He was like Milner in "American Graffitti."  He always had hot cars and hot girl friends.  I used to love to hang out in his garage and "help" him work on his car and maybe sneak a beer once in a while.  It was a pleasure to sit out there freezing my butt off, just to hand him tools. 

He is missed !

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