Eugene "Chico" Opalka

Born: Tue., Aug. 21, 1923
Died: Fri., Oct. 3, 2014


Visitation

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 06, 2014
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Tue., Oct. 07, 2014
Location: W.K. Sujkowski


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Eugene J. “Chico” Opalka, age 91, passed away on Friday October 3, 2014 at Perrysburg Commons. Chico was born in Toledo on August 21, 1923 to Peter and Tillie Opalka. He was a graduate of Scott High School where he played on the football team. Chico entered the service after high school and served in the New Guinea Theatre with the U.S. Army and he was awarded the Bronze Star. After his service he became a die setter for Jeep where he worked 25 years. Chico was a sports enthusiast and played fast pitch softball for the Kaiser Willys team. His greatest love was fishing and he cherished the time he spent on the water.
  Chico was preceded in death by his parents, sister Sophia Smolinski, brother Joe Opalka and step brothers Chester, Eddie, Woody and George Domanowski. He is survived by his nephew Tom (Nancy) Smolinski; nieces Linda (Richard) Szyskowski, Barbara (Wayne) Spragg and Martha Ann (John) Libinski; great niece Jennifer (Tom) Geraghty; great nephew Bryan (Julie) Smolinski and great great nieces and nephews Abbey, Kasey, Ashtyn, Max, Joren and Rylen.
  Family and friends may visit on Monday from 2-8 p.m. at the W. K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. where funeral services will be held Tuesday October 7, 2014 at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Tributes in Chico’s memory may be made to Heartland Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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Jesup W. Scott High School Alumni Association
   Posted Tue October 07, 2014
Our thoughts are with you during your time of sorrow. Our deepest sympathy for your loss.

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