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Olympia A. Mucellin

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lehigh Commons, 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.

In her earlier years she worked in the special occasion catering and decorating business. She also worked as an accomplished seamstress and won national recognition for her home cooking. Upon retiring, she attended college at age 65, earning an Associate in Arts degree from Lehigh County Community College where she regularly made the dean’s honor list and was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Fraternity and Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.

After retirement, she volunteered as a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church visiting many shut-ins. She also volunteered as a teacher’s helper at Hereford Elementary School, Upper Perkiomen School District. She was a volunteer mentor for nearly 20 years through the Adult Literacy Center of the Lehigh Valley. For this accomplishment, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services honored her in 2004 with the fourth annual Unsung Heroes Award.

She is survived by a daughter, Denise (Don) Sieburg; son, Theodore M. (Diane); five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. Feb. 14 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1040 Flexer Ave., Allentown. A visitation will be held 9:30 a.m. Feb. 14 in the church.