OPPITZ - John W. January 1, 2015, beloved husband of 57 years to Martha Oppitz; dear father of Theresa (Christopher) Tirabassi and Janet (Charles) Price; fond grandfather of Dr. Jill Tirabassi, Alison (T.J.) Walls and Brittney Tirabassi; Charlie, Alexa and Shawna Price; brother of George (Loretta), Joe and the late Margaret Galyen. Funeral services private. Mr. Oppitz was a retired electrician and a member of Electrical Union Local #41 and a member of Williamsville Post #416, VFW. Memorials in John's name may be made to Honor Flight Buffalo or Hospice Buffalo Inc. Arrangements by VANDERCHER & DICK FUNERAL HOME,

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Published by Buffalo News on Jan. 4, 2015.
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Dear Mrs. Oppitz, Theresa and Christopher:

We were saddened to learn of our hero's passing. He was truly one of the Greatest Generation and it was an honor and privilege to have Mr. Oppitz on our November 5, 2011 flight. Our sincere sympathy to all of you in the loss of our hero.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Lisa, Jo-Anne, Debbie, Dorothy and JR
Honor Flight Buffalo Board of Directors
January 6, 2015
Dear Martha, hold on to your memories,and let them guide you during this time of sadness.
norma daughtry
January 6, 2015
Dear Martha, Teresa, and Janet, it is with great sadness, I write to you upon the loss of John! To me, he will always be Mr.Oppitz! What a great man he was! A hard worker, a loving husband, a wonderful father, and I'm sure an awesome grandfather! Growing up next door to the Oppitz family, I have fond memories! John, and Martha were another set of parents to myself, and my brothers! Mr. Oppitz set a great example, of how to be a great man! What a wonderful life he had, and what a privilege to have known him! God bless his soul, and eternal be his memory!
Demetrios Vergos
January 6, 2015
Terry and Family
Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May you find comfort with all the good memories.
Wanda Salem
January 5, 2015
Rest in Peace Uncle John.
Love to aunt Martha and cousins. Our prayers are with you.
Janice Kay
January 5, 2015
Dear Aunt Martha and cousins . So sorry for the loss of uncle John. He was a wonderful man and uncle. I will miss our chats we had now and then.
May he rest peacefully in the arms of God. Bless you all and stay well. Love Janice and uncle Joe
Janice Kay
January 5, 2015
Terry, Chris, and family. Thinking of you and wishing for strength as you honor and celebrate your Dad's life Enjoying the memories you've posted. Sounds like he was a wonderful man and will be missed and cherished by many.
Deborah Gardiner
January 5, 2015
Terry and family, Prayers to you and your family in this time of sorrow. The memories of your father will live forever. Peace be with you all.
Diane Dermody
January 4, 2015
To Terry, Chris, and your family - May you find peace at this sad time, and may good memories be a comfort to you.
Bev and Pat Carrigan
January 4, 2015
Terry,Chris,and family, May you find comfort in your many memories of your Dad/Grandpa.Sending you prayers to help you through this difficult time. With love, Bob and Bonny Sunheimer
Bob and Bonny Sunheimer
January 4, 2015
Dear Martha,Terri,Chris and family, My deepest condolences on John's passing. My love and prayers are with you all.Those we love are always with us.Thinking of you! Love, Aunt Sandra Granieri
January 4, 2015