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James R. Opial, "Tank" age 65, of West Toledo passed away after a brief illness, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at St. Ann Mercy, surrounded by his loving family. James was born August 17, 1947, to John and Agnes (Hrabosky) Opial. He graduated from Cardinal Stritch High School in their first graduating class. After graduation Jim served in U.S. Marine Corps and married Betty Jean Maltz May 2, 1975. Jim worked at Jeep for 33 years, until retiring in 2001. A book and History lover Jim will be most remembered for his sense of humor.
Surviving are his loving wife of 38 years, Betty; children, Ryan, Brandi, and Rachel Opial; sisters, Mary (Ted) Lotozynski and Andrea (Gary) Mosiniak; brother, Thomas (Martie) Opial and his sister-in-law, Judy Opial. His grandsons, Jacob and Adam Opial were the light of his life and will greatly miss their "Dzedo". Jim was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, John, and his infant son, Andrew.
The family and friends will be gathering Saturday, June 29, 2013, from noon until 2:00 p.m. when the Memorial Service begins in the Urbanski Funeral Home, 5055 Secor Rd. (north of Laskey) (419) 475-5055. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lucas County Public Library or to the
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Published in Toledo Blade from June 26 to June 28, 2013