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Frank J. Opuszynski
January 13, 2024
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Frank J. Opuszynski, Frankie-O, of Roxborough, died Friday, January 13, 2024. He was 77. Born in Philadelphia, Frank was the son of the late Frank and Rose (Oleksiak) Opuszynski. His family moved to the Fairmount section of the city in 1951;he was a graduate St. Hedwig's Elementary School and Roman Catholic High School. He was inducted into the US Army in February of 1966 and served with the 9th Calvary Division in Viet Nam; he was discharged in 1968 with the rank of Specialist 4th Class. He worked as a waiter for "Catered Affairs" for many years while working for the US Postal Service; he retired in 2001. Frank loved cars and could be see driving around in his vintage taxi cab and his Yellow Rumble Bee Ram truck.
Frank met his wife Nadia in 1986; they married in 1988 and spent a number of years in the Roxborough section of the city where they would host parties during the Philadelphia Pro Cycling Tour race that would ride right in front of their home. The couple later moved back to the Fairmount section; Nadia died in 2016 and Frank eventually moved to the Roxborough section of the city. He is predeceased by his wife Nadia and is survived by his loving daughter Anna Marie Chilcote (Christopher) and also survived by grandchildren Aubrey & Natalia Kirmes.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Thursday at 12:15 PM. Requiem Liturgy will be celebrated at 1 PM. Military Honors and committal prayers will be held at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Elkins Park, PA.