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Opalenik, Luella M. 89

  • Jacobs Creek
  • Born: 1926-08-09
  • Died: 2015-10-01
  • Funeral Home: Barthels, Smithton | Get Directions
  • Luella M. Opalenik, 89, of Jacobs Creek, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. She was born Aug. 9, 1926, in Indiana, Pa., a daughter of the late George and Joye Clevenger Taylor. She was a member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Catholic Church in Jacobs Creek and was retired as a supervisor in auditing for Sears and Roebuck. She was also a graduate of West Virginia University. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Opalenik; and a sister, Betty Purtell. She is survived by a daughter, Jill Mattey, of North Huntingdon; three sons, Peter Opalenik and wife, Linda, and Michael Opalenik and wife, Mary, all off Jacobs Creek, and George Opalenik and wife, Sandy, of Smithton. She is also survived by the following grandchildren, Terri Daw and husband, Alan, Michael Opalenik and wife, Marci, Desiree, Breanne and Georgie Opalenik, Jennifer Mattey, John Mattey and wife, Kristy, and Jaclyn Dogrol and husband, Adam; great-grandchildren, Jennah, Alex, Carly, Katelyn, Taylor, Ashley, Azrael, Logan, Mason, Adam Jr. and Blake; and a sister, Joye Walters, of Jacksonville, N.C. As per Luella's wishes, visitation and service will be private. Burial will be in the Olive Branch Cemetery, Rostraver Township.
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Tidd, Marianna 95

  • Perryopolis
  • Born: 1920-02-24
  • Died: 2015-09-30
  • Funeral Home: Blair-Lowther Funeral Home, Perryopolis | Get Directions
  • Marianna S. (Shelkey) Tidd, 95, of Perryopolis, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. She was born Feb. 24, 1920, in Star Junction, a daughter of John A. and Nellie (Harper) Shelkey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Tidd; sisters, Esther Shelkey, Valeta Moore, Leota Klimoski, Elaine Mears; and brothers, Lewis Shelkey and Donald Shelkey. Marianna is survived by her niece, Joeta D’Este and her husband, Joseph, of Pittsburgh; nephew, Joel Klimoski and his wife, Eleanor, of Waynesboro, Pa.; great-nieces, Hope Henicle and Jane Afshar; great-nephew, Joel Aaron Klimoski; great-great-nephew, Collin Afshar; great-great-niece, Clara Afshar; and many additional nieces and nephews. Marianna was a longtime resident of Perryopolis. She was a member of the Star Junction United Methodist Church and the Little Redstone United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of the Naomi Chapter No. 3, Order of the Eastern Star. Marianna was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C., for 10 years. Marianna’s family will receive friends on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 305 Rear Independence Street, Perryopolis, Pa. Additional visitation will take place on Tuesday until 1 p.m., the hour of her funeral service, with the Rev. Robert Rabenstein officiating. Interment will follow in the Bowman Flatwoods Cemetery, Vanderbilt, Pa. Condolences are welcome online at
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