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Steven "Stevie" J. Oprendek

Steven J. Oprendek, of Perkasie, PA passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 31, 2024, at his home. He was 31.

Born October 1, 1992, in Lansdale, PA, he was the son of Stephen and Angela Wimer Oprendek of Chalfont.

To his family and close friends, Steven was a whirlwind of joy, positivity, and a genuine love so rarely found in life. To those he worked with, he was an inspiring leader and friend who made each work day better with his presence alone. To those who only met him once or a handful of times, he was an unforgettable individual who treated you like family from the moment you slid into the orbit of his immense personality. Steven was a rabid sports fan and avid golfer. He fulfilled these passions throughout his life, from his days joining various CYO sports teams at St. Jude Elementary School, to playing football at Central Bucks South High School and Wilkes University, to his years as a member of Old York Road Golf Club. At Greene Tweed, where he worked for nearly 10 years, Steven drew on his passion for science, skilled hands, and innate teaching ability to rise from a Press Operator through three promotions to becoming a Production Supervisor responsible for a 14-person production team. He was not only a jack of all trades, but a master of many. Never shying away from responsibility, Steven was always willing to take on extra tasks to help his fellow team members and ensure his department operated like a well-oiled machine. As a former union member who joined the Greene Tweed corporate team, Steven excelled in building bridges of trust and strong communication between his union worker team and corporate supervisors. Just as Steven could speak to anyone about any subject and make them feel both comfortable and valued, he made each employee feel their concerns were heard and their needs were taken care of. If ever you had a problem you needed solving, an issue you needed sound advice on, or a situation you couldn’t solve on your own, Steven was the first man you’d ask to help.

To say Steven was a happy person is to incredibly understate the truth. Steven was an infectious kind of happy, the type to make everyone in his company feel the same pure joy he did just by being around them. He was overflowing with love and made it his mission to share that love with the world. He formed a special bond with everyone he met, and anyone who spent time with him can tell you at least a handful of memories they enjoyed with him.  The self-described “perfect middle” he could create stirring conversations at any table and spark roaring laughter with any one of his endless stories. He showed his generosity and compassion by sharing what he had with others and always made sure the people around him were taken care of and loved. He fits the definition of a stalwart perfectly, always remaining loyal, reliable, and unwavering in his support of loved ones and friends, in his beliefs, and in his commitment to acting in the loving and compassionate way he wanted to see more of in the world.  No family memory would be complete without quoting an unforgettable Stevie line or recounting something hilarious he did. Through years of holidays, Sunday dinners, boating trips with family, summer jaunts to the Jersey Shore, and attending countless Philly sports games and concerts, Steven was truly the straw that stirred the drink and transformed even the most mundane meetups into lifelong memories.

Steven was a music aficionado, with his range of taste remaining unmatched. He was equally at ease talking about deep cuts from The Carpenters and Frank Sinatra as he was talking about his favorite tracks from the latest J. Cole album. If you showed up at a gathering where Steven was the DJ or went with him for a ride in his beloved Cadillac, you could hear everything from reggae to dance to oldies to metal, all in the same listening session. You might leave with a slight ringing in your ears though because, like many things in his life, Stevie had his music on loud and got maximum enjoyment from every second.  Steven loved competition, especially games. He would match any and all willing opponents in games of Mario Kart, Golf, and Party, Rocket League, Call of Duty, Halo, Golden Tee, Uno, Settlers of Catan, and Phase 10. If you went to his apartment, you didn’t leave without playing him in something (and most likely losing.)  Steven was proud dog papa to Bear, his 5-year-old German Shepherd. Of all the countless friends Steven made throughout his life, Bear was his best. They say dogs are man’s best friend, but Steven loved and snuggled and hugged Bear more than the dog ever could in return.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother Gregory Oprendek of Philadelphia, his sister Regina Oprendek of Chalfont, his maternal grandparents; Leland and Rosemary (Vallone) Wimer of Doylestown, his paternal grandmother; Arline "Phyllis" Oprendek of Philadelphia, and his uncles; Christopher Wimer of Chalfont, J. Gary Oprendek (Michelle) of Mount Laurel, NJ, and Thomas Oprendek of Lincoln University. His paternal grandfather, Joseph P. Oprendek predeceased him.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Friday, April 5th, 2024, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 East Butler Ave. (at Sandy Ridge Rd.) New Britain, PA 18901, and on Saturday, April 6th, 2024, from 10:30am until his Funeral Mass, 12:00pm in St. Jude Church, 321 West Butler Ave., Chalfont, PA 18914. His interment will follow in Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in his memory to First Tee or a charity of your choosing.


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Service/Memorial Information
  • Evening Visitation

    Friday, April 5th, 2024
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, New Britain
    241 East Butler Avenue
    New Britain, PA 18901

  • Morning Visitation

    Saturday, April 6th, 2024
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    St. Jude Church
    321 West Butler Avenue
    Chalfont, PA 18914

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, April 6th, 2024
    12:00 PM

    St. Jude Church
    321 West Butler Avenue
    Chalfont, PA 18914

  • Interment

    Saturday, April 6th, 2024
    1:30 PM

    Doylestown Cemetery
    215 East Court Street
    Doylestown, PA 18901

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