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Richard R. Opalka Sr.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - Updated: 9:55 AM

December 1, 2013

Richard R. Opalka, Sr., 63, of State Highway 67, Johnstown, NY, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, NY.

Born on July 30, 1950 in Amsterdam, NY he was the son of William A. and Stella Wozniak Opalka. He was a 1969 graduate of Fonda Fultonville High School and was a lifelong Johnstown resident.

Mr. Opalka was a dairy farmer and enjoyed growing and maintaining crops on his farm.

He had been employed for several years by Skiff's Dairy.

He enjoyed spending time outdoors. He also enjoyed bidding at local livestock and farm equipment auctions.

Mr. Opalka loved going to the local county fairs and tractor pulls. He never passed up a chance to spend time with his family and friends. He was an avid wrestling fan and enjoyed watching matches on television.

He had been a communicant of St. Stanislaus Church.

Survivors include his lifelong companion, Judith A. Studenic of Johnstown; one son, Richard R. Opalka, Jr. and his wife Alicia of Johnstown, NY; daughter, Sherri Opalka of Phoenix, AZ; granddaughter, Haleigh Opalka of Johnstown; his beloved dog, Tyra (Ty Ty); sisters, Helen (Joseph) Buanno of Fort Johnson, NY and MaryAnn Biederman of Salt Lake City, Utah; an aunt, nieces, nephews and many cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the Guzielek-Pomykaj Funeral Home, 13 Belmont Place, Amsterdam with Reverend O. Robert DeMartinis officiating.

Calling hours will he held prior to the funeral service from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donations in his memory may be made to Judith A. Studenic c/o 345 N. Perry Street, Johnstown, NY 12095 to help the family with the funeral cost.

     

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