George E. Opar, 73, of Whippany, New Jersey, passed peacefully on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ.
The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul and Martha (nee Kawola) Opar, George was born on October 26, 1946 in Troy, New York and grew up in Watervliet, New York. George received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Manhattan College and Master’s in Biochemistry from Cornell University. He worked in technical services for Roche Diagnostics for 39 years.
George was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy Church. He enjoyed photography, particularly nature photography. George loved spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren. George also enjoyed spending time at their lake house in Pennsylvania and riding his quad. Perhaps his favorite pastime, however, was making “dad” jokes and making people smile.
George is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Beverly (nee Koehler) Opar. He was the loving father of daughter, Jeanne Kagle, and son, Timothy Opar, and cherished “Gramps” of Arthur and McKenna Kagle. In addition, he is survived by his siblings; Patricia, Paul and Michael Opar and his great canine companion, Maggee.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home, 49 Whippany Road, Whippany, NJ 07981. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 90 Whippany Road, Whippany, NJ. An Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ. In George’s memory, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place • Memphis, TN 38105.