Donald Schellinger, a Sag Harbor carpenter who was known as Dode, died on Tuesday at Southampton Hospital. He was 70 years old and had lung cancer.
Mr. Schellinger worked over the years as a carpenter for several local businesses. He was a longtime member of the Sag Harbor Fire Department.
A father and grandfather, Mr. Schellinger was married to the former Judith Warner, who died 10 years ago.
Born on May 1, 1942, to Arthur Schellinger and the former Ann Ryder, Mr. Schellinger grew up in the Harbor and attended Pierson High School. He served in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division from 1960 to 1968. He was married as soon as he was discharged.
In addition to enjoying family life, Mr. Schellinger would sometimes grab a pole and go fishing from a Sag Harbor dock, and he occasionally went hunting. He also visited the local taverns or the American Legion Hall.
Mr. Schellinger is survived by three children, Marie, Donald, and Mark Schellinger, all of whom live in Sag Harbor. Two grandchildren and a brother, William Schellinger, who lives in Maine, also survive.
The family will welcome guests on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor. Memorial donations have been suggested to the Sag Harbor Fire Department Benevolent Association, P.O. Box 2087, Sag Harbor 11963.