Helen Opet

opet, eileen

Helen E. Opet, 86, of Weirton, WV, died Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Valley Hospice in Steubenville, OH.

Born November 4, 1930, in Bethlehem, PA, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Eva Borda Toth. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. Opet; daughter-in-law Pegeen Dolan Opet; son-in-law, Glenn (Rusty) Kidd; brothers Louie, Joseph, Steve and John Shivek, Alex and Frank Toth Jr.; sister Julia Klusick and brother-in-law Santo Gubitti.

Prior to coming to Weirton, Helen and her twin sister, Irma, sewed silk parachutes to support the war effort during World War II. She also worked at the Just Born Candy Factory in Bethlehem, which is the maker of ‘PEEPS.” Once relocating to Weirton, she worked in the laundry department at the Weirton Geriatric Center. She enjoyed bingo, golf, bowling, sewing and was an avid reader of history, especially World War II. Helen was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She will be remembered and loved by all who knew her. Her family will miss her dearly but will have their memories to keep her alive in their hearts.

She is survived by her sons Stephen J. Opet (Ilene) of Fayetteville, NC, and Charles J. Opet (Heather) of Meadville, PA; and daughter Donna Kidd of Weirton; sisters Mary Fox, Irene Donchez and twin sister Irma Nagey, all of Bethlehem, PA; granddaughters Emma and Charlotte Opet, both of Meadville; sisters in law Irene Pizzoferratto of Steubenville and Mary Gubitti of Weirton.

Visitation will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017, from 2 until the 3 p.m. funeral service at Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton, WV. Father Joseph M. Konikattil will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 122 South High St., Morgantown, WV 26501.

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