Ronald Ray "Burp" Opel, Jr., age 56, of Footedale, passed away suddenly on October 3, 2020. He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Betty Opel.
Burp was born on June 3, 1964, in Uniontown, PA. He was a 1983 graduate of German Twp. High School. He was a long-time commercial roofer for Triangle Roofing, Inc in Pittsburgh where he was employed for over 12 years.
Burp loved to attend demolition derbies and would travel all over PA to attend a derby. He loved the confederate flag and would be dressed from head to toe in it. He also loved to ride quads, hunt and being in the outdoors. Burp loved most his five grandchildren and the time he got to spend with them.
Left to cherish his memory is his father, Ronald Opel, Sr.; sisters, Cindy Metts (Ross), Rhonda Fisher (Bob), Jane Chisler (Slick); brother, Tom Opel (Jamie); son Justin Tarter (Missy); daughter, Beth Echols (Josh); step-son, Ron Berish (Sarah); beloved grandchildren, Justin Jr., Makhi, Maddie, Koda, and Abbie. He is also survived by his companion of 24 years, Gloria Hoskins; as well as several aunts, uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins, especially Lois and Bob "Griff" Griffin; and also many friends and special friends including Mick, Farmer, Dave and Timmy. Burp is so loved and will be missed terribly by his loved ones.
Family and friends will be received at The Dearth Funeral Home, 35 South Mill Street, New Salem, on Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 2-8 PM, and on Friday, October 9, 2020 from 10 AM until the Funeral Service at 11:00 AM in the funeral home with Reverend Ross Metts, Sr. officiating. Interment to follow in LaFayette Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations may be made to The Dearth Funeral Home.
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