Edward (Eddie) J. Oprindick, of Pittston Township, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Wilkes-Barre.
He was born in Dupont, Oct. 29, 1937, a son of the late John and Stephanie (Kluck) Oprindick.
He and his wife Jean (Lizak) Oprindick had been married for 51 years.
Eddie was a graduate of Dupont High School and attained a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Scranton.
He worked for Woolrich Inc. & Elkay Industries.
He was a proud member of Army Reserves 885 Ordinance of Wilkes-Barre; he was also a member of the PACC "Polish American Citizens Club," where he spent a lot of good times with his friends.
He was active in the community. He coached baseball and football for many years in Dupont. In his playing days he was a star third baseman for Dupont teams and at the University of Scranton. He was a member of the 1951 Dupont National Teener League Champions.
He coached the winningest Little League team in Dupont, "The Big Red Machine," Dupont VFW.
He loved traveling with his wife, children and grandchildren. Two of his favorite vacation spots were Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Long Beach Island, N.J. He also loved Phillies games with his son, Bootsie and Bruce Knick.
Eddie was an avid Phillies, Raiders and Notre Dame fan.
His favorite pastime that prevailed over all others was being with his family.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughters, Michele and husband, Michael Montecalvo, Berwick; Renee and husband, Joel Novitski, Dallas; son, Edward and wife, Deborah Oprindick, Chalfont, Pa.; grandsons, Nicholas Corridoni, Justin Novitski, Jacob Novitski, Eddie Oprindick and DJ Oprindick; granddaughters, Megan Montecalvo and Kayla Montecalvo.
Funeral services have been entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township. Viewing hours will be held on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will begin at the funeral home on Monday at 9:30 a.m.
GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC.
700 TOWNSHIP BLVD Pittston Twp., PA 18640
Published in Times Leader on May 18, 2013