GUILDERLAND – Carl M. Bellinger, 86, of Guilderland, died peacefully Saturday, March 5, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Bellinger was born in Schoharie, but lived most of his life in Albany and Guilderland. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, and fought in the South Pacific battles of Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima. He was employed by the Times Union newspaper for thirty two years in the circulation department, retiring in 1987. He was a life member of the VFW Post 7062. He loved horseback riding, the outdoors and travel; visiting Cancun, Aruba, Hawaii, as well as Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. He also was a jack of all trades and always had a home project to keep him busy. But most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Mr. Bellinger is survived by his beloved wife Lillian Warner Bellinger for 63 years; his daughters Marcia Jones (Dennis) and Sharon Genhofer (Bruce); his grandchildren Shane Jones (Melanie), Blake and Nicole Jones, and Rachele, Alexa and Aidan Genhofer. He was predeceased by his brother Earl Bellinger.
The family would like to thank Crystal for her constant loving, care and support; Dr. Hornick and Craig, P.A. of Homedical Associates; and the Visiting Nurses of Albany especially Rose, Joel, Lori, Beth and all others who provided such wonderful care for Mr. Bellinger.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Tuesday morning at 9:30. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Monday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, Colonie. Those who wish, may make memorial contributions to Community Caregivers, 2113 Western Ave., Suite 4, Guilderland, NY 12084; or to Guilderhaven, Inc., 6655 Route 158, Altamont, NY 12009. To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain a donation form or directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .