(Asbury Park Press)
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ROBERT J. OPALENIK
AGE: 46 FORKED RIVER
Robert J. Opalenik, 46, of Forked River, died Wednesday at Community Medical Center. He was born in Lakewood lived in Bayville before moving to Forked River. He was a heavy equipment operator for Berkeley Twp. Department of Public Works, Bayville for many years. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.
He is predeceased by his father George. Surviving are his wife Christine (DiGiacomo), his three daughters Meagan, Hailey & Vada, his brothers & sister, George, Garry, Michael, Susan Polcino & Scott. Robert is also survived by his mother Dolores (Pat) Opalenik, his mother-in-law Pat DiGiacomo, 3 sister-in-laws and their families, aunts, uncles and several nieces & nephews.
A memorial gathering will be held Saturday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 26 Mule Rd., Toms River, NJ. A funeral service will be held 8PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations to the Associated Humane Society, P.O. Box 43, Forked River, NJ 08731, in his name, would be greatly appreciated.
Published in Asbury Park Press from Sept. 18 to Sept. 19, 2009