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Official Obituary of

Henry Bellinger

January 18, 1938 ~ February 25, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Henry Bellinger Obituary

The son of the late Henry Hammond Bellinger and Sadie E. Harris. Henry and his wife Margaret(Genny), reside in Odenton, Maryland. Their children are: Henry Bellinger, Jr, Lisa Richmond, Karen Gray (Bernard), Alison Llorens, Maria Jones (Arnold), and a deceased son, James Bellinger. They have ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Henry R.(Reggie, Hank)Bellinger graduated third in his class at George Washington Carver High School, in Salem, Virginia, in 1956. He was class president for four consecutive years, president of the Student Body, Hi-Y, and the Dramatics Club. He also sang in the choir and played in the band. Excelling in sports, he served as captain of both the football and basketball teams. His senior year, Henry won the B'nai B'rith Award as the outstanding scholar athlete at Carver. At the First Baptist Church, he sang in the choir, was secretary of his Sunday School Class, and a member of the Usher Board.

Attending West Virginia State University, Henry earned a B.A. degree in Sociology in 1960 and also completed the institution's ROTC program. At WVSU, he was a record-setting member and captain of the track team, active in the Pershing Rifles Military Fraternity, Scabbard and Blade Military Fraternity, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, "W" Club, "Yellow Jacket" Staff, Student Council, Panhellenic Council, Sociology Club, Welfare Committee, and the Prillerman Hall Council. In 1985, Henry was named to the WVSU Sports Hall of Fame and in 1991, to the college's ROTC hall of fame.

His further education included receiving a Masters degree in Management/Science at the National Graduate University in Arlington, Virginia. As a career officer in the U.S.
Army, his tours of duty included: Korea, Alaska, the Pentagon, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and Vietnam. After 20 years of active service, he retired from the Pentagon with the rank of Lt. Colonel. His many military awards includes the Army Commendation Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Bronze Star, and the Legion of Merit.

Following military service, Henry worked with other federal agencies including the Department of Defense, Civil Acronautics Board, and the General Services Administration. In 1989, he moved to the U.S. Department of the Treasury as Washington District Buildings Manager for the Department's Financial Management Service. In this position, Henry has been highly praised for his overall ability, effectiveness, and dedication. A strong supporter of the Department's Equal Employment Opportunity Program, in 1995, he received the prestigious Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.(EEO) Award. He retired from the US Department of Treasury in 2004.

Henry is an active member of the Church at Severn Run. He has served as an Ordained Deacon, usher, President of the Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Stewardship committee, and has held other positions of leadership. Also involved in community and civic affairs, Henry was Vice President for the Odenton Improvement Association and Vice President for. Finance for the Maryland State Conference of Branches NAACP former board member of the Anne Arundel County Branch of the NAACP. In 1997 he was inducted into the Salem Educational Foundation Hall of Fame. He has served two terms on the Board of Directors for the Maryland/Delaware Association for Southern Baptist Convention. He serves on the Board of Directors for three non-profit organizations. He served for seven years as President of West Virginia State University Athletic Booster Club. In 1984 he was honored as Omega Man of the Year.

He holds Life Memberships in the following: Golden Heritage NAACP, Military Order of World Wars, Military Officers Association, West Virginia State Univ. W-Club Inc., West Virginia State Univ. Alumni Association, Salem Educational Foundation, Salem Historical Society, Omega Psi Fraternity Inc., Nomads of Annapolis Inc., and the Ninth and Tenth Horse Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers.

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March 16, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
The Church at Severn Run
8187 Telegraph Road
Severn, MD 21144

Funeral Service
March 16, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
The Church at Severn Run
8187 Telegraph Road
Severn, MD 21144

Inurnment at a later date

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, VA 22211


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