Warren Franklin Dellinger
was born on 12 June 1920 at Edinburg, Shenandoah Co., Virginia
. He was the son of Russell Franklin Dellinger
and Daisy Matilda Hottel
. Warren Franklin Dellinger died on 10 September 2007 at New Market, Virginia
, at age 87. He was New Tag The following appeared in the newsletter of the Phoenix Society, the organization for retirees of the National Security Agency.
Warren Franklin Dellinger, 87, of Woodstock, VA passed away on September 10th at the Life Care Center in New Market. Warren was born June 12th, 1920, in Edinburg, Virginia, in an area also known as Ridge Hollow. His parents were Russell F. and Daisy M. Dellinger. He was married to Reba G. Hepner, of Conicville, for 65 years (married 1942).
Warren worked as a carpenter in Washington in 1939, and then in 1941 he began working for the government as a Machinist Apprentice at the Navy Yard. In 1950, he moved to Arlington Hall, as part of the Armed Forces Security Agency, which became the National Security Agency in 1952. He continued to work at the NSA, as a Machinist Model Maker, and retired as the Chief of his Group, 37 years later, in 1980.
Warren also served in the Army in WW11, from 1945- 1947, Co. D-229th Battalion. He trained at Camp Blandling, Florida as a Field Linesman before being shipped to Europe. There he worked as a Medical Aide, Personnel Sergean t and Staff Sergeant at Furth- Neurenburg Enclave.
Warren has been a loyal member in good standing of Naval Lodge No. 4, Free and Accepted Masons of the District of Columbia, since 1948. He was also a member of the American Legion, Woodstock Post 199, for 55 years. Warren was a member of the St. Jacobs Church in Conicville as a child, and continued to support the Lutheran church throughout his lifetime. Since retirement he has been a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Woodstock, Va.
Warren is survived by his wife, Reba G. Dellinger, son, Stephen W. Dellinger and wife Barbara A. Dellinger, son, Gary W. Dellinger and wife Dawn M. Dellinger, and daughter, Barbara A. Camp (Dellinger) and husband Robert K. Bailey. He is also survived by a sister, Evelyn Market of Alexandria, and Burgess Dellinger of Woodstock. Warren has six grandchildren, Justin Dellinger, Vaughn Gittin, Cody Camp, Matthew Dellinger, Katie Dellinger, and Natasha Dellinger.
The family will receive friends at the Dellinger Funeral Home at 157 North Main Street in Woodstock, Virginia, on Thursday, September 13th, from 6pm-8pm. Funeral services will be held at the Emanuel Lutheran Church on 127 East High Street in Woodstock on Friday, September 14th at 10am. The Reverend John F. Taylor will officiate, and internment will follow at Christ United Church of Christ in Conicville, Virginia.
Pallbearers will be Justin Dellinger (grandson), Vaughn Gittin (grandson), Cody Camp (grandson), Matthew Dellinger (grandson), Larry Hepner (nephew), and Michael Hepner (nephew).
The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association at 1701 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, Va. 22311.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to his family at:
745 Ox Road
Woodstock, VA 22664
A photo of Mr. Dellinger will be posted on the website soon. On 25 September 2007.