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.
Eleanor Emily Simmons, 93, of Emmaus, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family Jan. 28, 2020, at DevonHouse Senior Living, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Earl R. Simmons for 66 years. Born on the South Mountain outside of Summit Lawn, Salisbury Township, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Elsie I. (Yeager) Schaffer.
She graduated from Allentown High School in 1945 and worked at Mack Trucks and Western Union.
Michael S. Banyas, 61, of Macungie, died Feb. 7, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospice. He was the husband of Mary Ellen L. (Vargo) Banyas for 42 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Terrence and Janell (Heckman) Banyas, of Orefield.
He worked as a forklift operator for Impress Industries for more than 30 years.
He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.
Geraldine M. Zentmeyer, 87, formerly of Macungie, died Feb. 2, 2020, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. Born in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Ellen (Donley) Shue.
She was a secretary for the East Penn School District for 23 years until retiring. She also served as a secretary for the Lehigh Valley Hospital Auxiliary and First Presbyterian Church, Allentown, where she was a member.
Anna E. Campbell, 89, formerly of Emmaus, died in her daughter’s home Feb. 5, 2020. She was the wife of the late James H. Campbell, who died in 1998. Born in Hellertown, she was the daughter of the late Clarence C. and Elizabeth E. (Evans) Remaly.
She was a graduate of Allentown High School, Class of 1948.
She was a member of St. John’s UCC, Emmaus.
Roland Wilhelm Dedekind Jr., 86, of Emmaus, died Jan. 21, 2020. He was the husband of Phyllis Rehrig Dedekind. They were married for 37 years. Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Roland W. and M. Virginia (Buchmann) Dedekind. He lived most of his young life in West Lawn.
He was a member of Locust Valley Chapel C.M.A. Church, Coopersburg. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ and served the churches he attended as an administrative council chairperson, sang in the church choirs, taught Sunday school and Bible study, both in the church and in his home.
Tracy M. Mione, 52, of Macungie, died Feb. 5, 2020, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She was the wife of Carlo Mione. Born in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of Alfred A. and Connie (Diena) Hallman.
She was a graduate of Misericordia University.
She was a certified occupational therapist working as the manager of therapy at Lankenau Hospital.
She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.
Irvin Richard Schmoyer, Ph.D., 78, of Emmaus, died Feb. 5, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Jean C. (Yockey) Schmoyer for the past 55 1/2 years.
He earned his master’s and doctorate from Purdue University and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Muhlenberg College. He was in the last graduating class of Allentown High School in 1959. He was a professor of biology, having taught at Purdue University, the University of Pittsburgh, SUNY-Fredonia and for more than 29 years at Muhlenberg College.
Helen V. Ward, 87, of Macungie, died peacefully Jan. 25, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. She was the loving wife for over 60 years of the late Clifford G. Ward. Born in Rahway, N.J., she was the daughter of the late George II and Anna Catarina (née Boll) Boggs.
She graduated from Rahway High School in 1949 and from Pratt Institute.
She worked in Manhattan for the advertising and design section of Gimbels Department Store and later became a devoted homemaker.
She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Macungie.
Olympia A. (DeMarchi) Mucellin, 91, died peacefully at Lehigh Commons, Macungie, Feb. 3, 2020. She was the wife of the late Theodore A. Mucellin for 65 years. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Dusolina and Frank DeMarchi.