Glenn Gooding Bellinger, 99, died on Saturday, September 25, 2021 in Hampstead, Maryland. He was born on March 2, 1922 in Mendon, NY, to Christopher Gooding and Nettie Fisk Bellinger.
Glenn graduated from McKinley Technology High School in Washington, DC. He worked for the former Coast and Geodetic Survey and served in the US Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He later owned GG Bellinger Mfg. Jeweler in Washington, DC for over 25 years and Ye Ole Jewel Shoppe in Rehoboth Beach for nearly 30 years. Glenn and his wife Bernice lived in Hyattsville, Maryland for over 25 years before moving to Lewes. He was a former member of Riverdale Presbyterian Church, Riverdale, Maryland, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rehoboth Beach, and First Presbyterian Church, Westminster, Maryland.
Glenn played trumpet in the McKinley Tech School Orchestra, was a bowler, Optimist Club softball coach, Boy Scout leader and church deacon. Glenn brought his artistic talents to jewelry design, landscaping, ink and colored pencil drawing, oil painting, acrylics and watercolors, and to the creation of stained glass, and he was a master salvager long before it was done for the environment. When his family was young, he enjoyed camping at the beach and in national and state parks. In retirement, Glenn and Bernie traveled to the United States in their RV to visit relatives and friends, particularly in California, Florida and New Jersey. They traveled to Hawaii and sailed to Bermuda, the Caribbean, Central America and Alaska. Glenn played golf until he was 90. Throughout his life, he never lost sight of what was important, and for him, his wife and family were at the top of the list.
Glenn is survived by his wife of 75 years, Bernice (Yanhko) Bellinger. He is survived by children Bob (Pat Zungoli), Pendleton, SC, Glenna Kinney (Chuck), Westminster, Md., And Dale (Nancy) Bellinger, Rehoboth Beach; grandchildren Christopher (Annie) and Caitlin Bellinger, Gina (Bill) Barkley, Chuck and Chad (Alyssa) Kinney, and Logan and Reed Bellinger; and great-grandchildren Olivia, Beatrice and Cleopatra Bellinger, Husam AlZubaidy and Brigid Barkley, Annabelle, Caroline and Brooks Kinney, as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother Dean Bellinger, his sister Alice Pearson and his grandson Nicholas Zungoli Bellinger.
The memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 30, at the First Presbyterian Church, 65 Washington Road, Westminster, Maryland. Masks will be required. A live broadcast of the service will be available on the church’s website at www.fpcwest.org.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Autism Delaware, 928 Old Harmony Road, Newark, DE 19713, or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements provided by Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel.