Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home
Raymond T. "Terry" Opfer, age 80, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Grandview Estates of Elizabeth. An Army veteran and member of the National Guard of Pennsylvania, he retired as an electrician at Eastman Chemical in West Elizabeth and formerly worked as an electrician for US Steel Clairton Works. He was a member of Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Twp. where he was an elder. He spearheaded the founding of the Greater Elizabeth Church Association. He was a member of the Democratic Committee, the Elizabeth Twp. Zoning Board and a life member of Central Volunteer Fire Co., was a former member of Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Co., and a former Little League baseball coach in Elizabeth Twp. Born April 10, 1942 in Floreffe, he was a son of the late Raymond F. and Elizabeth (Morton) Opfer. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Cynthia J. (Salzer) Opfer; daughter, Tina (Jim) Paquette of West Palm Beach, FL; sons, James (Cindy) Opfer of Elizabeth, Tim (Rose) Opfer of West Palm Beach, FL and Shawn (Shanna) Opfer of Elizabeth Twp.; grandchildren, Jayme Opfer, Andrew "AJ" (Bree) Opfer, Brendan Opfer, Jesse Opfer and Elizabeth Opfer; brother, David (Dorothy) Opfer of Washington, PA; aunt, Betty Morton of Monongahela; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Gene Opfer. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Monday, August 1, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 10 AM in Round Hill Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. D. Matthew Stith officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Elizabeth Church Association, 2150 Round Hill Church Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
Originally published July 29, 2022.