From Chicago Tribune Obituaries June 10, 2003 (archive downloaded July 3, 2003):

John R. Opyt, June 7, 2003 Veteran USN.

Beloved husband of Ruth McNeill; loving father Burleigh (Mary) and Thomas Opyt; loving stepfather of John (Joan), Lois (Orville), Haag and Ronald (Kathy) McNeill; dear grandfather of Toni Marie and nine other grandchildren; fond brother of Sue (Karol) Szwet; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral service Thursday, 10 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 9848 S. Winchester. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Il. Visitation Wednesday, 3 to 9 p.m., Masonic services, 7:30 p.m. at Donnellan/O'Donnell-Bartz- Schultz Funeral Home, 10525 S. Western Ave. Member of LaMoille Lodge #270. Kindly omit flowers. Memorials to Trinity United Methodist Church would be appreciated. 773-233-0551.

Webmaster's Notes: John Robert Opyt, RM3c enlisted in the US Navy July 20, 1942 at Chicago, IL.  He reported aboard the USS Sigsbee DD-502 April 26, 1943 from NOB Trinidad, BWI.  John was transferred from the DD-502, December 26, 1944 to RS San Francisco, CA for reassignment by CWSF. John will be missed by all of his Sigsbee-Reunion shipmates and friends.. John was active in the Masonic Charity, Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. Chicago, IL.   Our thoughts and prayers are with his  family

 John R Opyt, RM2c, US Navy Assignments other than USS Sigsbee noted above:

NRS Chicago, IL                             7-20-42                Enlisted        

XTC Great Lakes, IL                      7-20-42 to 9-3-42

NavalRadSchool, Madison, WI       9-3-42 to 1-21-43

R/S Norfolk, VA                              1-23-43 to 2-10-43              

NOB Trinidad, B W I                      2-17-43 to 4-28-43

R/S San Francisco, CA                   12-26-44 to 4-13-45

Com Third Fleet                            4-30-45 to 5-7-45

USS Missouri                                 5-18-45 to 7-19-45

USS South Dakota                         9-5-45 to 11-1-45

USS Massachusetts                        2-25-46 to 4-2-46

USS Rocky Mount                          4-2-46 to 5-14-46

USS Miami                                     5-14-46 to 6-25-46

R/S San Francisco, CA                   6-25-46 to 7-9-46

USS PCE-845                                 7-14-46 to 11-18-46

R/S San Francisco, CA                   12-3-46 to 12-3-46

NTC San Diego, CA                       1-29-47 to 7-12-47

NOB Adak, AK                               8-14-47 to 11-24-47

NavAerSta Attu, AK                       11-24-47 to 2-12-48

HDQRTS 17th Naval District         2-16-48 to 5-29-48

R/S Seattle, WA                               5-30-48 to 6-3-48       Discharged