Nelson Noren Ehinger Sr. died on August 11, 2018, after a long illness at the age of 88. He was a son of George and Aline Ehinger born September 8, 1929, in Dover, DE. He graduated from Dover High School in 1947 then followed in the family tradition graduating from Northfield Mount Hermon Preparatory School in 1948 as well as Dartmouth College (Class of 1952). He earned his M.B.A. during his career from the University of Connecticut.
Early years were spent in Dover as his father was the long-time superintendent of the Elizabeth Murphey School and State Representative in 119th General Assembly while his mother was an English teacher at the local high school. He had many interests growing up including being a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church, an avid Boy Scout achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and spending summers at Camp Rodney, a member of many high school drama productions, a clarinet player in the Kent County Band, Dover High School Marching Band and The Hermon Knights Ensemble as well as a member of both track and field and basketball teams in high school and Mount Hermon. As part of his civic duties, he was a Spotter for the WWII Aircraft Warning Service in Dover which his parents helped coordinate locally.