The Obit For Mark Opatt

Mark M. Opatt

Published in Patriot-News on September 6, 2012

After a nearly two-year battle with lung cancer, Mark Marvin Opatt, 71, passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2012 with his family by his side.

Born in Eighty Four, PA on August 7, 1941, Mark was the son of Mark Opatt and Jean Miller, both deceased. He was a star athlete at Trinity High School in Washington, PA and was signed by the San Francisco Giants shortly after graduation. Mark pitched for several seasons in the Giants minor league system, including the Pocatello Chiefs, Eugene Emeralds and Artesia Giants.

Mark moved to central PA when he joined the National Guard 28th Aviation Division based in Indiantown Gap. He served as a yardmaster for what is now the Norfolk and Southern Railroad for over 30 years before retiring in 2004. He and his wife moved to Lewes, DE in 2007.
Surviving Mark is his wife of 48 years, Mary Ann; his daughter Gabrielle Sedor and her husband Michael; his son Christopher and his partner Carrie Sallese; his granddaughter Kimberly Henry; his brothers Bill and Scott and his sisters Bonnie Caumo and Mary Changco.
Mark is joining his sister Sandy Montgomery-Reeves and his granddaughters Isobel and Jovita Sedor in peace.

A memorial service will be held at Holy Name of Jesus Church at 2 pm, Saturday, September 8th.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.