Alvin “Junior” Dellinger, Jr.
June 6, 1937-March 16, 2017
Alvin Dellinger, Jr., age 79, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family on Thursday, March 16, 2017.
Al was born in North Carolina on June 6, 1937, and was the son of the late Alvin Dellinger, Sr. and Josephine Black. He made his career as a pipefitter and welder with Local #74, retiring after many years of dedicated service. Prior to his union employment, Al worked for Bartlett Tree Experts.
He was a man of many interests and talents and was well known for his ornery sense of humor. As a self-taught mechanic he had a passion for building micro sprint cars. He was an avid golfer and a longtime member of the Terrace Athletic Club. He looked forward to his annual month long trips to Myrtle Beach, where he enjoyed relaxing and playing bingo. Al loved attending “the sale” at the Andrea’s and Elmer Auctions in New Jersey with his good friends, Mickey, Robert, Gloria and Bud. A beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, he will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, Al was preceded in death by his wife, Judith A. (Bosco) Dellinger; and siblings, Louise Chelf and Frank Dellinger. He is survived by his children, Michael A. Dellinger (Diane) of Wilmington, Charles E. Dellinger (Kathy) of Middletown and Lisa A. Dillon of New Castle; grandchildren, Melanie Wright (Brian), Lauren Katzmire, Brie Dellinger, Gina Dellinger, Michael Dillon, Juli Dellinger and Charlie Dellinger; and great grandchildren, Dylan, Luke, Avery, Scarlett and Ruby.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 1:30 pm. Interment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington, DE 19805.