Cory Denlinger, 20, was grandson of New Milford residents
Published 11:02 pm, Monday, August 31, 2009
Cory M. Denlinger, 20, of Conestoga, Pa., died July 10, 2009, in Conestoga Township, a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
Mr. Denlinger was born April 26, 1989, in Lancaster, Pa., the son of William J. Denlinger and Heather A. (McKinnell) Valentine.
He was a loving, spirited soul who made other people laugh. He was loved by his family, friends, teammates and all those who knew him.
Mr. Denlinger will be remembered as an outgoing, vivacious and fun-loving individual, as well as a prankster who entertained his friends with his antics and sense of humor. His classmates voted him class clown at Penn Manor High School during his senior year. He graduated in 2007.
A talented natural athlete, he loved all sports, especially volleyball and basketball. He was named defensive player of the year by Penn Manor's volleyball team and made the 2007 Lancaster-Lebanon League All Stars. He played recreational basketball and loved the UConn Huskies basketball team.
Mr. Denlinger had completed his sophomore year at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he was majoring in communications media for film. His dream was to become a filmmaker.
Mr. Denlinger is survived by his father, William, of Lititz, Pa.; his mother, Heather, and her husband, Gregory Valentine, of Conestoga; a brother, Kyle W. Denlinger of Conestoga; a sister, Brianna M. Denlinger, of Conestoga; a step-brother, G. Alex Valentine of Lancaster, Pa.; two step-sisters, Brittany L. and Anne Marie Valentine, of Lancaster; his maternal grandmother, Judy, and her husband, Tony Spera, of New Milford; his paternal grandfather, G. Chris McKinnell, of Mount Gretna, Pa.; his maternal great grandmother, Lorraine Warren, of Connecticut; and his extended family and caring friends.
A memorial service was held at the Pequea Brethren In Christ Church, Lancaster.
The Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home of Millersville, Pa., was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), 204 Sigma Drive, RIDC Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.