Alvin Opachick, 85, went to be with the Lord, Sunday January 16, at Sacred Ground Hospice, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Alvin was born October 9, 1936 in Scott Haven, to Nick and Pauline (Govadich) Opachick. Alvin worked for the Railroads for nearly 47 years, retiring as a Chief Train Dispatcher with CSX Corporation. During his decorated railroad career, Alvin was honored with the coveted CSX Employee Excellence Award presented by then CSX CEO Jack Snow, at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia. Alvin was also an accomplished Home Builder and remodeler during his working years. After retirement from the Railroad, Alvin loved working part-time at Lowes, Orange Park Florida. Alvin fully retired in Fleming Island Plantation, Florida before moving to Knoxville in 2016 to be closer to family. Alvin loved to cook, play golf, entertain friends early in his retirement, but his greatest joy was spending time with his grandkids. Alvin is preceded in death by his wife JoAnn (Radomsky) Opachick, and his many siblings. He is survived by his children, Gary and Hope (Levine) Opachick, Jack and Sonya (Smith) Opachick, and Scott and Cathy (Opachick) Reisfield. He is also survived 3 grandchildren and 7 extended family grandkids. Friends will be received 9 -11 am Monday, at which time a service will be held, at the J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home, 901 Vine Street, West Newton. Alvin will be laid to rest next to his parents and siblings in Pennsylvania in West Newton Cemetery. Condolences may be left at http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.