Let the memory of Steve be with us forever
  • 89 years old
  • Born on August 28, 1922 in Hazard, Kentucky, United States.
  • Passed away on June 13, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio, United States.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one Steve Opatich. We will remember him forever.

Posted by Elizabeth Vincent on 29th August 2017
Another year has passed but you are still in my thoughts and prayers. You will always be missed. Peace and love to you and your family.
Posted by Lucille Opatich on 28th August 2017
Hi, Dad. We lost Mom's Brother Walter Gray aka Uncle Junior this year and my best friend Lee Meadows passed as well. Now you, Mom, and Ronnie have more to love in heaven. Love Donnie.
Posted by Steve's Kitty on 29th August 2016
Happy Birthday, Uncle Steve....know you, Lucy, Ron, Mary and Ed are having a real party up there to celebrate your birthday! Miss you and Lucy so much! Much love
Posted by Lucille Opatich on 28th August 2016
Happy Birthday, Dad. I don't know where heaven is, but I like to think you, Mom, and Ronnie are on a boat at a Hawaiian Luau. All my love to the three of you forever and ever, Donnie
Posted by Elizabeth Vincent on 14th June 2016
Steve was a caring and kind neighbor. I think of him and Lucy since I live next door to the home they shared. I continue offering peace and love to those who knew them both and will continue to be there for their children. Peace and love Lucy and Steve.
Posted by Lucille Opatich on 13th June 2016
From Donnie: Dad, all three (3) of you are gone now. I find it hard to cope.
Posted by Steve's Kitty on 13th June 2016
Miss you....Love you Uncle Steve!
Posted by Elizabeth Vincent on 16th June 2015
Happy Birthday Mr. Steve, praying you are at peace and looking over your family and neighbors. Thinking of you.
Posted by Steve's Kitty on 13th June 2015
Thinking about you, Uncle Steve, and missing you more than ever! Love Ya
Posted by Steve's Kitty on 13th June 2014
Thinking of you today, Uncle Steve and all the special times we had together.....love you and miss you so much!
Posted by Steve's Kitty on 29th August 2013
Happy Birthday Uncle Steve....think of you often, especially now on your birthday....know you didn't like us fussing over you for your birthday, but sure wish we could celebrate with you...i know your looking down on us and smiling while sharing a toast with Mother! love you and miss lots!
Posted by Our Friend Liz on 28th August 2013
Happy Birthday Steve. Another year has passed and you would have aged one more year. You are still in our thoughts and memories even though you are not physically here. I would like to wish you another "happy birthday" and hope you are still looking over all of us, but mainly your family. We still think of you fondly and enjoy listening to stories of things that happened in your life.
Posted by Our Friend Liz on 14th June 2013
Another year has passed and you are still thought of and missed. Your friends and family speak fondly of the many memories of your past and your family is still supported by your neighbors because we love your family and will always keep them in our prayers and thoughts. We love Lucy and Donnie and Barb and will keep them close now and forever. Peace and love to you and your family.
Posted by Lucille Opatich on 14th June 2013
Steve, Aunt Pete and I with your nieces Jamie and Tina spread your ashes in the Kentucky River last week. We did it from an old swinging bridge outside Hazard. Donnie added the photos. I love and miss you. Lucy
Posted by Donnie Opatich on 11th March 2013
Dad, I retired last month on January 22, 2013--just like you did. Mom and I plan to travel around the USA this summer; right after we pour your ashes into the Kentucky River--just like you asked us to. Miss you, from your other boy, Donnie.
Posted by Lucille Opatich on 31st August 2012
Happy 90th Birthday, Steve. No cake for you this year, I am sorry to say. I fell and broke my wrist on the way to the store. I often hear your voice calling my name. I love and miss you, sweetheart.
Posted by Steve's Kitty on 28th August 2012
Happy Birthday Uncle Steve...Love you and miss you so much!:)
Posted by Our Friend Liz on 28th August 2012
Happy Birthday, Steve, your neighbors still miss you and continue to support your wonderful wife, Lucy. We will always be there for your family and hope your spirit is at peace. Lucy, Donnie and Barb are close to my heart always and I keep them in my prayers always. I continue to love on Miss Molly as well, because she loved you so.
Posted by Our Friend Liz on 12th July 2012
Steve was a blessed man to have a wonderful wife who loved & took excellent care of him to the end. He had 3 wonderful children who dearly loved him & I felt he was very kind & caring neighbor. All we can ask of ourselves is did we treat others as we would like to be treated & to love and care for our families. Steve was one of those people. Peace & love to his family, we're here 4 U.
Posted by Edward Cardaci on 19th June 2012
I always felt a special connection to Uncle Steve like a felt a special connection to his sister Marry my grandmother. They both made me feel happy, loved, connected to my heritage, and welcomed, and a special part of their life too. I will always cherish and carry on the memories of laughter and love. I love you Uncle Steve and all the family.
Posted by Tee Cardaci on 18th June 2012
Uncle Steve was 1 of a kind and will be missed dearly. He was so close to my grandmother, Mary Telfair, and was always there for her, no matter what she needed. I'll never forget summers spent on the farm and the endless laughter those two generated as they ribbed each other back and forth. Uncle Steve, you are a legend and you will not be forgotten. Condolences to Lucy & the family. xoxo
Posted by Steve's Kitty on 16th June 2012
My dear Uncle Steve...how I will miss you! You were the constant in our lives...Whatever we needed you were there for us...I especially have wonderful memories of our little chats in Mothers garage, rocking away on her glider, laughing and reflecting on our lives, listening to you and Mother bantering back and forth like an old Vaudiville act....these are memories I will cherish forever.
Posted by Lucille Opatich on 16th May 2012
Steve, was the one and only man in my life for 66 years. I will miss him forever and ever.

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