Dr. Lester E. Dellinger, 86, of Greenville, husband of Elizabeth Anne Roper, died Sunday, December 4, 2011. Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late Lester Earle and Sadie Marie Blanchard Dellinger. Dr. Dellinger served in the US Army at Fort Benning, GA. He was a 1947 graduate of The Citadel, and earned his D.D.S degree from Emory University. He practiced dentistry and was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He enjoyed rose gardening. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are four daughters, Pat Maranda of Aiken, Mary Dellinger of Austin, TX, Laura Kabel of Raleigh, NC and Leslie Dellinger of Acton, MA; a son, Steve Dellinger of Greenville; seven grandchildren; and a great grandchild. He was predeceased by a sister, Joanne Bethea. Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association , 3535 Pelham Rd., #101, Greenville, SC 29615. A Vigil service will be held Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 6 p.m. with visitation following until 8 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 9, 2011 at 12 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Tags: 1948

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