Alfred Dehlinger, Jr.
October 6, 1940 – April 21, 2014
Alfred Dehlinger of Sparta passed into eternal rest on April 21, 2014. Born October 6, 1940 to Alfred Dehlinger and Lorraine Butler, he was a resident of Staten Island, NY until moving to Sparta in 2004. He attended New Dorp High School and enlisted into the U.S. Air Force where he served four years, both in the US and in Guam, being Honorably Discharged in 1962. He proudly served the NYPD as Detective for 23 years, during which he earned a degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College. In 1986, following his retirement from the NYPD, he served for more than twenty years as an intake counselor and project manager for the Staten Island office of Treatment Alternatives for Street Crimes. He was awarded The Thomas J. Wilson Award for outstanding professional service while serving the community in this capacity. He was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Deirdre Elizabeth, his sister Joan Manley and his parents. He is survived by his former spouse Jennifer, daughter Deborah DeBuc, grandsons Stephen DeBuc and Anthony Morris, a brother Robert and sister Lorraine Cangro, along with nephew Richard Manley, niece Suzanne Knudsen and several cousins. Alfred was an avid sports fan and spent many an afternoon cheering on the Sparta High school teams as well as being an avid New York Yankee fan. As a young man he played on local Staten Island softball and basketball teams. He came to love Sparta and was more than willing to share his "war stories" from his years on the NYPD to anyone who wanted to listen. He was frequently seen driving the country roads of Sussex County to enjoy the scenery and unfettered travel. Funeral services will be held, 11am Friday, May 2,, 2014, at Christ Episcopal Church, 62 Main St., Newton, NJ 07860. The Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.goblefuneral.com. Interment will be held at Church of St. Andrew Cemetery, 40 Mill Road, Staten Island, NY at 11am Saturday, May 3, 2014
- FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, May 2, 2014
- INTERMENT: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Alfred Dehlinger, Jr.
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April 30, 2014
To a fine brother, one that anyone would be proud to call his own: You were an honest, caring human being and I will miss you dearly. Goodbye friend & brother....
April 29, 2014
My Dear Cousin Gop,
I am saddened by your passing, yet passing is part of our journey into another chapter of our lives, another fork in the road. You were a wonderful person and I will miss you, dear cousin, but I will see you again one day.
April 29, 2014
The tide recedes but leaves behind
bright seashells on the sand.
The sun goes down, but gentle
warmth still lingers on the land.
The music stops, and yet it echoes
on in sweet refrains.....
For every joy that passes,
something beautiful remains.
We have so many fond memories of many shared thanksgiving and other celebrations with Uncle Gop. We still have our many beanie babies and beautiful dolls.
Rest in peace Uncle Gop. You are now with grandma and Deirdre.
Your niece, Christine and Great-nieces, Valerie and Lauren
April 28, 2014
a tear to my eyes, hearing about you joining the other dehlingers so soon..had always been thought of with happy memories when growing up together...another shining star in the sky
April 27, 2014
I WORKED WITH AL FOR MANY YEARS ,
SINCE 1964 TIL 1983. HE WAS A GOOD PERSON AND A GOOD POLICE OFFICER.
HE WILL BE MISSED.
April 26, 2014
Jennifer and family, hold the treasured memories close to you heart
April 23, 2014
Rainbows would never be rainbows,
If sunshine had never met rain.
No one would ever need comfort,
If there was no sadness and pain.
But life holds both sunshine and showers.
The days aren't all bright and fair.
So look through the showers for the rainbows
You'll always find hope shining there.
Rest in Peace Pa.
You'll be missed but never forgotten.