March Owen Dellinger, 92 of Woodstock passed away Friday, December 18, 2015 at his home. Services will be Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at Saumsville Christian Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Pastor Joe Fleming will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M.
March was born March 14, 1923 at Conicville, Virginia. He was the son of the late Stanley and Ervie Bowers Dellinger. He served in the United States Marine Corps during WW II. He retired from Chrysler Corporation as an automotive finance manager. He was a member of the American Legion post #199 and the Edinburg VFW. He enjoyed numerous years after retirement on his farm in Conicville. He served on the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors in the late 80’s. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Lynn Dellinger; a brother, Ray Dellinger and a sister, Betty Ann Day.
He is survived by his beautiful wife of 68 years, Jeanie Dellinger, a daughter, Sharon Lee Cunney of Mt. Jackson; a sister Nancy Zirkle of Mt. Jackson; 2 sisters in-law, Anna Hoffman and Freddie Traister, both of Woodstock and many nieces and nephews.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Leonard Day, Steve Zirkle, Robert Lucas, Stanley Dellinger, Jim Hoffman, Aaron Bushong, Jason Bushong, Jeff Bushong and Ed Gwyn.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Saumsville Christian Church 2035 Saumsville Rd. Maurertown, Virginia 22644 or Alzheimer’s Foundation 411 N Cameron St #267, Winchester, VA 22601.
A neighbor, Walter Handy recalls “Especially at Christmas time residents of Woodstock will remember that Mr. Dellinger placed 15 cedar trees along his long driveway and decorated them with colored lights. It was a beautiful Christmas decoration for many weeks every year.