Thursday, June 28, 2012


This is very sad news to report.  Mr. Hopkins was such a passionate, committed, and classy man. He will  truly be missed. 

Albert "Butch" Hopkins Jr.
(photo courtesy of
Dear ACC Board Members,

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Albert R. Hopkins, Jr, who passed last night at his home after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  Affectionately know as "Butch," he served for many years as the president/ceo of the Anacostia Economic Development Corporation.  He was one of the founders and incorporators of the Anacostia Coordinating Council and served as a board member since ACC's inception.  Our community has suffered a tremendous loss but his spirit and work continues.  You will receive notice of the services for him once they are announced.  Please keep his family and our community in prayer.

Yours for continued community progress,

Arrington Dixon, ACC Chair
Philip Pannell, ACC Executive Director

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Anonymous said...

Very sad. He will definetly be missed.

Health Care Experiences of Veterans at VAMED said...

Grey Goose and Cranberry will from now on be called a "HOPKINS".

Anonymous said...

I have know Butch since our teen years. He always had a big greeting and smile when he greeted. you. He was a very special man and friend. Butch R.

KB said...

Albert "Butch" Hopkins was a Champion for Economic Development East of the River and his legendary body of work is a testimony ranging from the development of the Good Hope Marketplace to the building of the Anacostia Gateway Office Complex. Both developments were timely and needed to spur development east of the river.

My wife and I along with my three children benefitted greatly from his work. I will always remember his life's work. Regards, Ken Brewer, Executive Director, HSCDC