Max Hoppen was born on May 12, 1922, in New York to Mollie (Malka) Hainch Hirsch Hoppen Grushkin, age 32, and Louis (Leibisch) Hoppen, age 31. He had two brothers Irving and George. In Rye his family lived at 61 Orchard Avenue.
Max Hoppen enlisted in the military on September 28, 1943, when he was 21 years old. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Max Hoppen Graduates
Max Hoppen, 61 Orchard Avenue,
was graduated from the Navy's Quartermaster School at Sampson, N. Y.,
and now awaits assignment to sea
duty or to a Navy shore station.
Rye Chronicle April 28,1944
Max Hoppen was assigned QM2c on the USS LSM-45. Landing Ship Medium. LSM -45 was an amphibious assault ship of the United States Navy in the World War II. It was laid down on 6 June 1944 at Brown Shipyard Co. in Houston, Texas, and was launched on 30 June 1944. She was commissioned on 31 July 1944, Lt. Charles D. Freight USNR, in command.
During World War II LSM-45 was assigned to the Pacific Theater and saw service in the Philippines. She was decommissioned on 27 March 1947 at Green Cove Springs, Florida, and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs.
Max Hoppen had three sons with Leatrice Werkman. He died in June 1984 in Bellmore, New York, at the age of 62, and was buried in Greenwich, Connecticut.