OBITUARY

William "Woody" Dillinger

February 15, 1947January 31, 2019

William (Woody) Joseph Dillinger, Sr., 71, of West Creek passed away on January 31, 2019 at Southern Ocean Medical Center. Woody is predeceased by his parents, William Melvin Dillinger and Jean Alcott Dillinger. He is survived by his wife, Linda Dillinger; his children, daughter Kathleen Ciliberto and husband Rocco of Manahawkin and son William J Dillinger, Jr and wife Laura of Little Egg Harbor; his grandchildren, Connor and Molly Ciliberto and Amy and Katie Dillinger. He is also survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law Karen and John Allen of Little Egg Harbor, Sharon Dillinger-Wyckoff and Fawn and Dillinger-Creutzinger and Orazio Di Salvatore of Manahawkin; step-daughters Bonnie Deal and Donna Breaks, as well as many close friends. Born in Camden, NJ on February 15, 1947, Woody graduated from Rancocas Valley High School in 1965. He proudly served in the United States Navy, retiring with rank of Chief Petty Officer in 1992. Woody was employed by Bell Atlantic/Verizon as a lineman and later line construction foreman from 1967 until his retirement in 2001. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed boating and trips to the Florida Keys. Woody was a life member and past president of Bayview Gun Club. At Woody’s request, funeral arrangements will be private with a memorial service to follow at a later date. To leave online condolences for the family, please visit www.shinnfuneralhome.com

Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hilliard Dr., Manahawkin, NJ was entrusted with the arrangements.

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William "Woody" Dillinger

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Dorothy Van Tronk

February 3, 2019

I need to correct my memory of Woody.. I did meet him on the corner however it was 1966!

Olav & Janet Larsen

February 2, 2019

Our thoughts are with Linda, and her family at this very sad time. Had a lot of great memories working with Woody

Dorothy Van Tronk

February 2, 2019

I met him on the corner of 29th street in Ship Bottom in 1996 where he was picking up my close neighborhood friend 'Butch Ackers" to take him to "MaBell" for work. He was a respectful young man with a huge smile and twinkly eye along with a gold, 2 door, black vinyl top Pontiac LeMans.
In July of 1967 we were married and had a daughter, Kathleen, a year later. In 1974 we had a son Bill and our family was complete. Woody was a man full of experience in many areas. He grew up as a boy scout and had a job after school heading across the street from his house to a farm where he learned the ins and out of working hard. Woody hunted rabbits with his dad, and deer and loved boats and fishing for anything that moved in the water. He clammed the bay for extra money to support our family. He loved a good cold beer and a smoke and had a real sense of storytelling even if you'd heard it several times before. He was a joker and a lover of many things, including cats. He was passionate about serving his country in the Navy, he was passionate about his lineman job as his career. He was a friend to many and a protector to even more. He gave me a wonderful life in our early years and I will forever be grateful that he was "that" man and that he gave me the most precious gift in my life, our two wonderful children.

Harold Hammonds

February 2, 2019

Our deepest condolences to all the family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Harold and Helen Hammonds

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