Timothy J. Opar, 71, passed away peacefully in his favorite chair on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at home. Born on May 16, 1950 in New Kessington, Pennsylvania he was the son of Demetrius and Anne (Prokopik) Opar.
He graduated from Lower Barrel High School in 1968. He attended Case Western University obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in metallurgy and a minor in engineering. On November 24, 2014 he married Patricia Hoock at the Little White Chapel in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Timothy worked for Auburn Foundry, Dexter Axle and Rochester Metal Products before retiring. He was a devoted husband and loved to golf and travel with Patricia. He enjoyed tinkering and building anything and everything, including being an avid carpenter. He also enjoyed playing Jeopardy with Patrcia. Tim co-authored a book for the American Foundry Society that he was a member of. He was known as “Papa” Tim to his beloved grandchildren in which he adored. He will always be remembered for his kindness and joy that he brought to others.
He is survived by his wife Patricia of Plymouth; stepdaughter Shannon (Rick) Acrey of Mishawaka; stepson Nick Scholten (Sammira Little) of Minneapolis, Minnesota; grandchildren: Audrey and Vivian Acrey and Reed Scholten; his favorite Aunt Jan (Joan) and Uncle Louis Vidic of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
A celebration of life will be at a later date.
Shannon, Rick , Audrey, and Vivian Acrey says
You will be greatly missed but never forgotten for everything you were to us. We love you so, so much.
Lesley Acrey says
I’m so sorry for your loss our thoughts in prayers are with you all.
Erik Willey says
It was very sad news to hear of his passing. I know that he was well loved by his family. I will pray for God to bring comfort to your family.
Pete Opar says
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I’m glad we were able to connect before Tim’s passing.
Peace in Christ,
Pete and Janet Opar
John Schwetz says
Dear Trish and family,
Growing up I always looked up to Tim, and not just because he was taller than I was, but that he always made time to spend with his ‘little cousins’.
Tim was without a doubt one of the ‘good guys’ and I’m a better person for having known him.
I believe that his spirit has been reunited with his mom, dad, and brother.
With caring thoughts,
John & Elaine Schwetz
Bryan Brenner,SSBB says
So sorry for your loss. I worked with Tim when he was Plt mgr of Navistar. Over my 40 yrs in the foundry business I’ve worked with several companies and I can say without question the finest manager/professional I’ve ever been associated with. Tim, thank you for leadership.
Marty Cola says
Sorry for your loss! I have many fond memories with Uncle Tim. He treated me like a son. He was a good man I always looked up to when I was younger. Rest in peace “bum” (fyi this is what he always called my twin brother and I when we were little).