Timothy J. Opar, 71, passed away peacefully in his favorite chair on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at home.
Born on May 16, 1950, in 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 Nov. 24, 2014, he married Patricia Hoock at the Little White Chapel in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
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 Patricia.
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, 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, Plymouth; stepdaughter Shannon (Rick) Acrey, Mishawaka; stepson Nick Scholten (Sammira Little), Minneapolis, Minn.; grandchildren Audrey and Vivian Acrey and Reed Scholten; and his favorite aunt Jan (Joan) and uncle Louis Vidic, Pittsburgh, Pa.
A celebration of life will be at a later date.