Gilbert J Opaleski

November 4th, 1932 to February 10th, 2016
Gilbert J. Opaleski, 83, of Kimball Township, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

Gil worked at the General Motors Tech Center in Warren, retiring as the head of Plant Engineering in 1987. Gil wasn’t quite ready to retire entirely and soon after leaving GM, he began working for Cushman & Wakefield, where he oversaw construction of the Chrysler Tech Center in Auburn Hills.

After retiring a second time, Gil and his wife Fran moved from Eastpointe to Port Sanilac to enjoy their home on Lake Huron.

Always seeking a need for improvement, Gil became the Supervisor of Sanilac Township for five years, after which time he and Fran moved again to Kimball Township, where he served on the Zoning and Planning Boards.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Frances; five children, Andrew (Carol) Opaleski, Steven (Lenna) Opaleski, Diane (Gary) Roberson, Donna (Greg) Lesky and Edward (Linda) Opaleski; ten grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 26, 2016 in Holy Trinity Parish - St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Reverend Jefffrey Allan will officiate.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the time of service on Friday at the church.

The family prefers memorials may be made to the Blue Water Area Humane Society or St. Vincent de Paul.

Arrangements are by the Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.

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