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Behm Funeral Homes, Inc.

1477 Jefferson Rd, Jefferson, PA

OBITUARY

Gerald E. Dillinger

December 20, 1944August 20, 2019
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Gerald E. Dillinger, 74 of Clarksville, died Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at home. He was born December 20, 1944 in East Millsboro, a son of the late Oliver and Beatrice Kovalcheck Dillinger. Gerry was a retired coal miner form Clyde Mine in Fredericktown. On November 20, 1965 he married Betty M. Stiles, who survives. Also surviving are two children, Lisa (David, Jr.) Keys of Rices Landing, and Gerald L. Dillinger of Clarksville; two grandchildren, David Keys III and Erin (Chris) Piper; three great grandchildren, Lyric Keys, Kayden Piper and Mila Piper; a brother, Delbert Dillinger of Mather; two sisters, Linda Bailey of Waynesburg and Cheri (Harry) Stark of Mather. Deceased is a sister, Karen Celaschi. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, August 23, 2019 in the Behm Funeral Home, 1477 Jefferson Rd., Jefferson, PA 15344, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor, where services will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Humane Society of Greene County, 183 Jefferson, Rd., Waynesburg, PA 15370. Condolences may be expressed online at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Betty M. Diilinger, Spouse
  • Lisa (David Jr.) Keys, Daughter
  • Gerald L. Dillinger, Son
  • David Keys III, Grandson
  • Erin (Chris) Piper, Granddaughter
  • Lyric Keys, Great Granddaughter
  • Kayden Piper, Great Grandson
  • Mila Piper, Great Granddaughter
  • Delbert Dillinger, Brother
  • Linda Bailey, Sister
  • Cheri (Harry) Stark, Sister
  • Deceased is a sister, Karen Celaschi.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Gerald L. Dillinger
  • David Keys III
  • Dave Arnold
  • Dave Simkovic
  • Dennis Ewart
  • Gary Mylan

Services

  • Visitation Friday, August 23, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 24, 2019

Memories

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Debbie Cosgrove

August 26, 2019

Betty and Family,
I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Jerry. He was a good and loyal husband, father and friend to Butch and Jeanie and their family. It has been a few years since I have seen you guys. but I have thought of you often & some of the fun we had.
Betty, I will never forget how respectful Jerry was, especially when he mentioned you: a love at first sight story. When I was taking care of my mother, I would see you guys or just Jerry drive by, several times a day going to Lisa's house, who lived near my mom's home; showed the commitment to each other your family has.
May the good Lord wrap his arms around your family, to comfort you and ease the pain during this difficult time. God bless you guys.
Debbie (Jeanie's cousin) Ft Worth, TX

Mary Arnold

August 25, 2019

Betty and family: I am deeply saddened by Gerry's passing. I was out of town and unable to attend his services but you all were (and still are) in my thoughts and prayers. Gerry was a wonderful friend and a fun-loving guy. Remember, he's always up there looking down and watching over you all. We'll miss him at the Christmas parties; I know he really enjoyed them.

Barbara Stiles

August 23, 2019

Lots of memories of the good times Ron and I spent with Jerry and Betty. Our trips to Florida and to Williamsburg. The time you all came to Tulsa. You will always be remembered for your smile and laugh. You will be missed.

Janet Kowalczyk

August 23, 2019

Betty and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Like everyone here has already said, I loved Jerry for his contagious smile and booming laugh. Betty, one of my favorite memories is of New Years Eve at Kathy's when Jerry had the trick cigarette lighter and kept repeatedly shocking himself. I can still hear him saying "Oh, that was a good one as he threw the lighter across the kitchen."
Thank you for sharing the photos. Wonderful memories. You are all in my thoughts.

Janet Kowalczyk

Brandy (Hustava) Szejk

August 22, 2019

Betty and Family,

I am so sorry to hear about Gerry. He had such a contagious laugh, a huge smile, and a personality larger than life itself. He will surely be missed! You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Brandy (Hustava) Szejk

Mike/Christine Teagarden

August 22, 2019

Betty and family,
So sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms of comfort around you and give you peace in your hearts.

Renee Matteucci

August 22, 2019

Betty and family,
I'm so sorry to hear of Gerry's passing. He always had a smile on his face and a great laugh.
I'm sending thoughts and prayers to all of you.

Glenn and Dina Dague

August 22, 2019

We want to send our deepest sympathies to you, Betty, and also your family. Glenn and I both have some wonderful memories from the
Car shows where we used to see you and Gerry. That great smile! Wonderful memories. God bless you and your family
Love
Glenn and Dina

Tammy Foster Stewart

August 21, 2019

I spent my teen years at their house. He tought me and Lisa the correct way to change a tire. He will be missed by many. RIP Mr. Dillinger. Love and prayers to the entire family ❤️❤️❤️

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Biography

Gerald E. Dillinger, 74 of Clarksville, died Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at home.
He was born December 20, 1944 in East Millsboro, a son of the late Oliver and Beatrice Kovalcheck Dillinger.
Gerry was a retired coal miner form Clyde Mine in Fredericktown.
On November 20, 1965 he married Betty M. Stiles, who survives.
Also surviving are two children, Lisa (David, Jr.) Keys of Rices Landing, and Gerald L. Dillinger of Clarksville; two grandchildren, David Keys III and Erin (Chris) Piper; three great grandchildren, Lyric Keys, Kayden Piper and Mila Piper; a brother, Delbert Dillinger of Mather; two sisters, Linda Bailey of Waynesburg and Cheri (Harry) Stark of Mather.
Deceased is a sister, Karen Celaschi.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, August 23, 2019 in the Behm Funeral Home, 1477 Jefferson Rd., Jefferson, PA 15344, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor, where services will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Humane Society of Greene County, 183 Jefferson, Rd., Waynesburg, PA 15370. Condolences may be expressed online at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.