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Helen E. Opet
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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 WWII. 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 WWII. 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 PM funeral service at Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Father Joseph M. Konikattil will officiate.

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


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Visitation

Saturday

22

Jul

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Greco Hertnick Funeral Home

3219 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

Service

Saturday

22

Jul

3:00 PM
Greco Hertnick Funeral Home

3219 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

cemetery

Saturday

22

Jul

4:00 PM
Saint Paul Cemetery

24th Street
Weirton, WV 26062

Cemetery Details

Location

Saint Paul Cemetery

24th Street
Weirton, WV 26062


Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society

122 South High Street
Morgantown, WV 26501
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