Born in Baltimore and raised on East Baltimore Street and on Towanda Avenue, he was a 1956 graduate of Forest Park High School. Family members said he earned 11 varsity letters, including football, basketball and baseball.
He was named to the Maryland Scholastic Association's first team. In his senior year, he led an MSA scoring record in both football and basketball. He also competed in Jewish Educational Alliance wrestling matches.
He later played on semi-professional baseball teams, including the Martin Bombers, Johnny's Used Cars and the Home Laundry. He competed at city park diamonds.
He served in the Army Reserve.
He joined Saval Food Products Inc. in the mid-1960s and retired about three years ago. He called on delicatessens and small markets and sold corned beef, roast beef and chicken, among other products.
He remained an avid golfer and tennis player.
Survivors include his wife of 26 years, the former Debbie Stine; a son, Michael Oppenheim of Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Kim Oppenheim of Leysin, Switzerland; three brothers, Elliott Oppenheim of College Park, Jeffrey Oppenheim of Dania Beach, Fla., and Alan Oppenheim of Pikesville; and three grandchildren. His marriage to Adele Hammerman ended in divorce.