MINT HILL - Caryl Rehm Dellinger of Mint Hill passed away on Thursday morning Jan. 28, 2010, at Duke University Hospital after a courageous battle with lymphoma.
Caryl, born on March 27, 1945, in Hackensack, N.J., was the second child of the late Martin Stanley Rehm Jr. and Muriel Zengerle Rehm. She will be remembered best by her family as a nurturing wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and best friend to all.
Caryl attended St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, where she received a bachelor of arts degree in French. She used her academic skills to encourage and tutor her children all through their elementary, high school and college years. To her friends and everyone that she met, Caryl will be remembered for her friendly, cordial and positive outlook on life.
Caryl is survived by her husband of 40 years, Kirby Dellinger; her daughter, Connie Thomas and husband, Tracy, of Mint Hill; sons Brad Dellinger and fiancée, Audra Rovinski, of Charlotte, Todd Dellinger and wife, Jennifer, of Greenville, Michael Dellinger of Mint Hill; and her beloved grandchildren, CJ and Cammie Thomas of Mint Hill.
She is also survived by sisters, Marjorie Bolyard and husband, Roy, of Summerville, Betsy Lindquist and husband, Greg, of Atlanta, Ga., and brother, Richard Rehm and wife, Lynn, of Chapel Hill, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Her family will miss her deeply.
Caryl gave of herself freely all through her life and leaves a lasting legacy of generosity and spirit. She was devoted to her faith and also was especially devoted to the teachers, students and parents of the Philadelphia Presbyterian Weekday Kindergarten and cherished her friendship with the director, Mrs. Dot Bartlett.
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, 11501 Bain School Road, Mint Hill, NC.
The family will greet friends from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the church. Interment will be at Sharon Memorial Park.
Memorials can be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Western NC Chapter, 5950 Fairview Road, Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28210 or Mecklenburg County Humane Society, 1815 Park Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204.
Arrangements by McEwen-Mint Hill Chapel.