Immaculata University Magazine - Spring 2011 - page 58

OPILA
Pat
P
at Opila Penater played basketball dur-
ing her grammar school days and played
field hockey at Archbishop Prendergast
High School. She helped the Mighty Macs
win their 1972 national championship. In
the summers during her college years, she
served as a camp counselor with the Up-
per Darby Recreational Department, working
with school children in local playgrounds.
She graduated from Immaculata in 1972
with her degree in special education. She
went on to teach at Holy Cross School in
Springfield, PA for about four years, and she
later volunteered with Mothers Against Drunk
Driving in Allentown, PA. She married Frank
Penater, a family doctor, and they had one
son, Matthew. She passed away in 1980.
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