Clifford T. "Opie" Oplinger
- May 7, 1921 - July 25, 2012
- Vandergrift, Pennsylvania
of Clifford 's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family
- In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
St. Paul's Highfield Lutheran Church
1595 Dime Road
Vandergrift, PA 15690
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“Janice and family, So sorry to read about the loss of your Dad...you have our thoughts and prayers...the Crissmans
1 of 6 | Posted by: Denise and Lance Crissman - MI
“I'll miss my post-walk chats with Opie. He was a sweet man.
2 of 6 | Posted by: Anne Holden
“I wish you eternal happiness because that is what you brought into my life . I will miss your visits to the bank and all the laughs we shared...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Cheryl Weaver - North Apollo, PA
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Oplinger family in their time of sorrow and grief. Please know we are thinking of you and that you all have...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Janet Polhamus - Plum Boro, PA
“Very sorry for your loss..my thoughts and prayers are with you...
5 of 6 | Posted by: Sue Shaffer - Vandergrift, PA
“Opie, Wasn't it just this Tuesday we talked. Twice, you greeted me on my way into and home from 'downtown'. Our good friend and neighbor, you will...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Dave and Rebecca Taraborrelli, daughter Audra Sarver - PA
Clifford T. "Opie" Oplinger, 91, of Vandergrift, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.
Born May 7, 1921 in Arona, PA, he was the son of the late William Oplinger and Hilda (Atchison) Oplinger.
Clifford lived in Vandergrift since 1944, and worked as a roll fitter and occasional foreman for Wean United. He also worked for other area businesses. He was a renowned painter and wallpaperer in the Vandergrift area. Clifford was a former member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Vandergrift, which merged with St. Paul's Highfield Lutheran Church in Parks Township. He was an avid Pirates fan, and liked watching all sports. Clifford enjoyed gambling, and bowling at Lee's. But he most enjoyed spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters: Ruth Veitch & Nancy Coughner.
Clifford is survived by his wife of 67 years, Norma A. (Albert) Oplinger, children: Samuel (Barbara) Oplinger of Irwin, Letitia (Alan) Mikula, Patricia (Michael) Hepler, Janice (Keith) Hansen, all of Vandergrift, James (Louise) Oplinger of Washington Township, William (Jacquelyn) Oplinger of Allegheny Township, fifteen grandchildren, twenty four great grandchildren, two great great grandsons, a sister, Beatrice Herz of Syracuse, NY, and nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Friday, July 27, 2012 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Brady-Curran Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 429 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift. Additional visitation will be held Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Highfield Lutheran Church, 1595 Dime Road, Vandergrift, PA 15690. Reverend Phil Gustafson officiating. Entombment in Greenwood Memorial Mausoleum, Lower Burrell, PA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family or to St. Paul's Highfield Church at the above listed address.