Julia A. (Opar) Schmidt

April 4, 1930 ~ August 18, 2019 (age 89)


Julia A. Schmidt, 89, of Jeannette died Sunday, August 18, 2019 in Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.  She was born, April 4, 1930, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late John and Anna Garrick Opar.  She was a member of the former St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Jeannette.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Schmidt and two newborn brothers.  Julia is survived by two children, Richard Schmidt and wife Cheryl of Murfreesboro, TN, and Christine Niemiec and husband Frank of Claridge, three grandchildren, John Schmidt and wife Michelle, Matthew Schmidt and wife Erin and Stephanie Niemiec Stempfer and husband Nathan, two great-grandchildren, Abigail and Owen, a sister, Dorothy Youngbauer of Jeannette, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and her cat, Malkin.  Respecting Julia's wishes, arrangements are private.  Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association at  MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME, INC., in charge of arrangements.  To send on-line condolences, visit 

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