Thomas P. Opalewski

Scotland_Landscape (1).jpg

For Thomas, life was a journey ~ as colorful and patterned as the kilt he loved to wear. Whether on a ship in Scotland, in an ambulance caring for patients or on his Harley softail hugging the curves of the open road, he embraced the adventure. He built his life on family and faith, and will be dearly missed by those blessed to have known him.


To ensure your generosity and support are acknowledged - and to help protect you from future solicitations - Thomas’ family has requested that memorial contributions be made through IN MEMORY OF to the following


Catholic Charities USA - Somerset County

The mission of Catholic Charities is to provide service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same. CCUSA represents agencies across the country that serve the nation’s poorest and most vulnerable regardless of faith, with programs and efforts focused on feeding the hungry, providing shelter for those in need, disaster relief, adoption assistance, training and education, and caring for the vulnerable.

The Metuchen Diocese of Catholic Charities serves the residents of Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset and Warren counties and offers mental health, social and crisis services to individuals and families, particularly those impacted by trauma and adversity.

All contributions made in Thomas’ honor will be allocated to Somerset County through the Metuchen Diocese of Catholic Charities.

your memorial donation


American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

your memorial donation

If you would prefer to make your contribution via check, please click here:


our commitment to value

Your Support Shared with the Family

In Memory Of ensures that the family knows of your support.  All donor names will be sent to the family in a single letter, allowing your generosity to be known and acknowledged.  As it is the thought that counts, the amount of your donation will not be disclosed.


Your Privacy Guaranteed

By using In Memory Of, you are assured that your information will be kept confidential. We will not forward your name or contact information to the organization that received your donation, thereby preventing any future solicitation.


Our Commitment to Transparency


To provide our services, cover credit card processing fees and grow our social organization, we receive six percent of the total contributions and add one dollar to the overall donation that will be charged to your card.



For additional information regarding services and arrangements or to leave a condolence message for the family, please visit the funeral home website by clicking on the image below.