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Alvin “Junior” Dellinger, Jr.  

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.

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  1. Tricia & Dave Clendening, March 18, 2017

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you as we all mourn the loss of this amazing man. He brought laughter and love to all that knew him and we will miss his smiling presence in the green chair! Keep the faith and be comforted that he is not suffering and in a better place. Love to you all, Dave, Tricia and the Crew

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  2. Nancy Biddle, March 20, 2017

    Charles, Michael, and Lisa,

    Sorry for your loss of your father. I will keep your families in my prayers.

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  3. Carole Lawton, March 20, 2017

    Lisa, Michael & Charles,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    RIP Al.

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  4. William Masciantonio Jr, March 21, 2017

    Michael , Charles, Lisa , family and friends, My deepest sympathy in the loss of your father and friend, Hopefully you can take comfort in knowing , he is no longer in pain , and is in heaven with god , I will pray for all of you. William Masciantonio Jr.

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  5. barbara jeffery, March 21, 2017

    So sorry to hear the loss of your father. He was a fun loving guy & a true gentleman.

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  6. Becca Morgan, March 21, 2017

    We are so sorry for your loss. Even with a firm hope for the future, death is still accurately described as an enemy in the bible at 1 Corinthians 15:26. We can’t help but feel the void when someone we love dies. The Bible holds out a hope for us that I personally have found to be a comfort. I especially love the scripture found at John 5:28,29 that says, ” Do not marvel at this because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear Jesus’ voice and come out.” Jesus promises that millions now dead will again live on this earth, and have the prospect of remaining on it forever under peaceful conditions. It is my sincere hope that these thoughts bring a measure of peace to your minds and hearts, as they have to mine. Once again, please accept my heartfelt greetings and condolences.

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  7. Linda Bradley Markle, March 23, 2017

    Chuck. Mike and Lisa, My sincere condolences for the loss of your father. I will keep you and your families in my prayers.

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