SUNSTAR PHOTO BY GEORGE MACDONALD
Merced Rescue Mission chief executive officer Herb Opalek addresses volunteers inside the Veterans Memorial Building before the doors were open to scores of Thanksgiving Day feasters Thursday afternoon.  In his remarks, Opalek made sure the group knew of their importance in providing personal interaction with those in the community who might go without such vital contact at other times of the year.
SUNSTAR PHOTO BY GEORGE MACDONALD Merced Rescue Mission chief executive officer Herb Opalek addresses volunteers inside the Veterans Memorial Building before the doors were open to scores of Thanksgiving Day feasters Thursday afternoon. In his remarks, Opalek made sure the group knew of their importance in providing personal interaction with those in the community who might go without such vital contact at other times of the year. Merced Sun-Star
SUNSTAR PHOTO BY GEORGE MACDONALD Merced Rescue Mission chief executive officer Herb Opalek addresses volunteers inside the Veterans Memorial Building before the doors were open to scores of Thanksgiving Day feasters Thursday afternoon. In his remarks, Opalek made sure the group knew of their importance in providing personal interaction with those in the community who might go without such vital contact at other times of the year. Merced Sun-Star

Merced Rescue Mission executive director Herb Opalek dies at 66

April 10, 2011 03:20 PM

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