John P. Opeka, husband of the late Angela Opeka, who died in 2000, passed away on September 3 at home in Bridgewater, NJ. Mr. Opeka was born in Forest City, PA. and was a resident of Bridgewater since 1958. He retired in 1994 after 37 years with L.A. Dreyfus Company, South. Plainfield,NJ.
An Army Veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Opeka was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Somerville,NJ and an outdoors man who not only enjoyed fishing and hunting but gardening as well.
Surviving are his son Brian J., his wife Fortunata and his daughter Carol L. Holzer, her husband James, grandchildren Angela, Jonathan, Maria, Michael Opeka and Allysa and Lauren Holzer, his siblings Martha Meglich, Anna Hoholick, Marion Grohol and Frank Opeka.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30am on Wednesday, September 7, at the Immaculate Conception Church, Somerville, NJ. Interment to follow at the Cemetery of Our Mother of Sorrows, Carbondale, PA.
Visiting hours from 2-4pm-7-9pm on Tuesday, September 6, at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville, NJ