|George Dilling's biographical profile|
War 2 as carriers were drafted I would switch sides of town until I was drafted in January 1945. I didn't know until Clay Cunningham, who was on the Draft Board, that the Postmaster had me deferred as long as possible.
As a clerk, I worked at the window. Sometimes, during emergencies, I would deliver the Rural Route. Mr. Cavanaugh was the Postmaster and Robert Brown the Assistant. After Mr. Cavanaugh's retirement, Mr. Brown became the Postmaster and the Postal Department dispensed with the position of Assistant, and when Mr. Brown was off I took over for him.
During the war I also helped Mr. Brown and Mrs. Palencsar register and fingerprint aliens so they could get their green cards. While a substitute carrier, I also worked some for my father until he died in 1941. On January 1, 1948, I was licensed into the ministry in the Nanty Glo Church of the Brethren and ordained in 1955. I served in churches that could not afford a pastor. I served in Grantsville, Maryland, about two years, in the DuBois area as copastor two years, and pastor five years, eight months in Altoona, 14 months in Hyndman
and 17 years at the Montgomery Church near Hillsdale in Indiana County.
My father was from Saxton in Bedford County, and my mother from Williamsburg in Huntington Co. My father went to Windber when he was 15 to work at the Windber Lumber Co. I don't know when my mother's family moved to Windber. My father's name was Chalmer. He was known as C.R. Dilling, or as Chal Dilling. He was a building contractor in Nanty Glo, but I don"t know what all buildings he built. I remember being in his office once when he was drawing up blueprints. Most of the work I was associated with was remodeling during the depression. He built the tile houses on Pergim Hill (Christoff Street), St. Mary's School, St. Charles Church in Twin Rocks, I believe the LaMantia Building, the C&I railroad Station at the top of Second Street above the feed mill, a building at Webster mines....
I don't know about the VFW building. I don't remember
what happened at the Grand theater, but when I was 15 I worked there
when the upper part of the walls were replaced and a roof put on. They
did not have cranes for their work then. The huge girders were raised