Dale Mellinger

Dale Mellinger

Friday, September 10th, 1948 Saturday, August 24th, 2019

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Obituary for Dale W. Mellinger

Dale W. Mellinger of Terre Hill, PA, passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019, while surrounded by his wife and two daughters. Dale was medically retired from the United States Air Force. He was 70.
Born on September 10, 1948 in Lancaster, PA, Dale was the son of the late Elmer B. Mellinger and Loyce Schnader Mellinger Martin, and step-son of the late Kenneth R. Martin.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Roxann Beck Mellinger, who he shared 48 years of marriage and whom was the love of his life and faithful companion for 50; two daughters: Jennifer, wife of Michael Givler of East Petersburg, PA, and Jessica, wife of Joseph Krupansky of West Chester, PA; and “Poppy” to two granddaughters, Allyson and Erin Givler. He is also survived by a step-sister, Julia Mengel of New Ringgold, PA.
Dale was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was also a member of the New Holland American Legion and the New Holland V.F.W. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, sharing jokes, Lancaster County cuisene, and his family.
The family wishes to send a special thank you to Hospice and Community Care for the loving care they provided to Dale at home and the inpatient facility in Mount Joy.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 31 at 1 pm at the Groff-High Funeral Home, 145 W. Main St., New Holland with visitation from Noon – 1 pm. Interment will be in the Bridgeville Cemetery with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604. To send the family online condolences visit us at

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 31st, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Groff-High Funeral Home
    145 W. Main St.
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    Saturday, August 31st, 2019
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, August 31st, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Groff-High Funeral Home
    145 W. Main St.
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    Saturday, August 31st, 2019
  • Interment

    Bridgeville E.C. Cemetery
    5971 Division Hwy.
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Mike Wenger

To Roxann and family,Sorry that I could not attend any of Dales services.Have a lot of great memories from his Enterprise Telephone days while he was employed there.I know you and your family will also cherish many memories but I also know Dale will be missed.Wanted to pass along to you my sympathy to you and your family.Mike Wenger
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Sandra F Youndt Styer

Roxie and family. Our sympathies to you and your family. God Bless.
The Styer Family
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Ralph and Lois, And Doug, Donna, Cameron and Kylie

You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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cindy hecker

Dale you were the best guy devoted husband father and grandfather I have known you almost all my life, prayers to your devoted loving wife Rox and your daughter and granddaughter may you rest in peace and have know pain .love. Cindy Hecker
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Elizabeth Gerhart

My heartfelt condolences for the whole family. I have special memories of Dale's smile, laugh and welcoming spirit. I know he will be missed, but always treasured. With love & prayers,
Beth Gerhart
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