East Penn Press

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Richard L. Oplinger Richard L. Oplinger

Richard L. Oplinger

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Lower Macungie Twp.

Richard L. Oplinger, 90, of Fellowship Community, Whitehall, formerly of Lower Macungie Township, died Jan. 27, 2020. He was the husband of Marie (Mazziotta) Oplinger. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Martin K. and Leoda (Mohry) Oplinger.

He was a graduate of Allentown High School and Penn State University Extension Campus with a certificate in accounting.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was an accountant at Genesco Inc., Allentown for 23 years, retiring in 1989. Prior to that, he was a bookkeeper at both L.M. Rabenold and Sons for five years and Amandus Albright and Sons for 15 years.

He was a past president and 50-year member of the T.P.A. Post Z, a past president and general secretary of the North End Republican Club, a 50-plus year member, past state counselor and treasurer of the Jr. Order United American Mechanics, a member and past treasurer of the home association at American Legion Post #29, a 32nd Degree Mason at Jordan Martin Lodge #673 and a member of the Valley of Allentown Lehigh Consistory.

He was a member of Christ E.C. Church, Allentown. At the church he was a chief usher for 30 years and held many volunteer positions.

He is survived by his wife; sons, Brian L. and his wife, Philomena, of Allentown, Dale R. and his wife, Fran, of Walnutport and Gary W. and his wife, Jane, of Nazareth; sister, Shirley A. Eck, of Trexlertown; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a nephew, Michael Eck.

Contributions may be made in his memory to Christ E.C. Church, 2135 W. Tilghman St., Allentown, 18104.

Arrangements were made by the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Allentown, Inc.