Stanley R. Schellinger of Sandra Road in Springs died of lymphoma on Aug. 9 at Southampton Hospital at the age of 79.
A fixture at the town dock, where he always found friends, Mr. Schellinger, who was known as Pep, could tell a good story or two, often for hours, according to his family, who described him as fun-loving and kindhearted, someone who always had a smile on his face.
He enjoyed clamming and sharing his catch with friends. He was a skilled woodworker, making weathervanes, birdhouses, and custom house signs, and a pretty good Sunday painter whose favorite subjects were landscapes, windmills, and fish. Both handy and generous, he collected broken-down bicycles, fixed them, and donated them to neighborhood children.
Born in Amagansett on Oct. 13, 1931, to Ellsworth and Evelyn Miller Schellinger, Mr. Schellinger graduated from the Amagansett School and East Hampton High School. He was in the Army from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean War and spent one year in Korea. He worked for many years after his discharge for R. DiGate and Sons and Bistrian Gravel in East Hampton.
Mr. Schellinger was married on Sept. 5, 1954, to the former Joan A. Lewandowski, who survives, as do four children, Charles R. Schellinger of Springs, Wendy L. Schwab of Orlando, Fla., Evelyn M. Shields of Amagansett, and Yvonne R. Schellinger-Wood of Springs. He also leaves a brother, Gary Schellinger of Tennessee; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. His parents and two brothers, Ronald L. Schellinger and Larry S. Schellinger, predeceased him.
A military graveside service was held at Green River Cemetery in Springs on Aug. 11. Memorial donations have been suggested to the Springs Ambulance Company, 179 Fort Pond Boulevard, East Hampton 11937, or to the Amagansett Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 911, Amagansett 11930.