John Opritza 1920-2013

AUSTINTOWN – John N. Opritza, 93, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Brookdale Clarebridge Cottage Assisted Living.

John was born Jan.29, 1920, in Youngstown, the son of Nicholas and Anna Besoiu Opritza.

A United States Navy veteran of World War II, John retired from Dart Trucking in Canfield.

He was a member of Western Reserve Community Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Nancy LaCivita of Boardman; a brother, Dan Opritza of Warren and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Marrie Opritza, two sisters and a brother.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Western Reserve Community Church and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the church.

Lane Family Funeral Homes Austintown Chapel has handled the arrangements.