Paul Leroy Rumbaugh

February 2, 1937 ~ May 25, 2018 (age 81)

Paul L. Rumbaugh, 81, of Cascade, MD went to be with the Lord on May 25, 2018 while at home. He had been in failing health for the past year.

He was born February 2, 1937 in Dayton, PA to the late Clair F. and Mary Pearl Rumbaugh. He graduated from Dayton (PA) Joint High School in 1955. He then served three years in the US Army in Guam and Ft Myers, VA before being honorably discharged in 1958. Mr. Rumbaugh stood detail at Arlington National Cemetery on May 30, 1958 when soldiers from WWII and the Korean Conflict were interred in the Unknown Soldiers’ Tomb.  He was formerly employed by the Waynesboro Knitting Mill and Frick Co. He worked for 24 years at Ft Ritchie, MD as a civil servant, retiring in 1989 as the bowling center manager. He was a member of Body of Christ Ministries, Fairfield, PA.

Paul enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, yardwork and his cats. He always lent a helping hand to multiple neighbors mowing their yards in the summer and clearing driveways in the winter. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Linda (Harty) Rumbaugh; two sons, Paul L. II, and his wife Cindy and Daniel; son-in-law, Larry Rowland; brother, James; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents; step mother Helen; daughter, Melissa Rowland; two sisters, Rebecca Good and Marie Burroughs; and three brothers, Herbert, Raymond and Donald.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 10am until the time of the funeral service at 11am at Eyler’s Valley Chapel at 7504 Hampton Valley Rd. Emmitsburg, MD 21727. Pastor Mickey Barlow will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Eyler’s Valley Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Rumbaugh’s family would like to thank Pastor Mickey Barlow, Paula Sebold and Hospice of Washington County.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Paul’s honor to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN  38105.

Paul’s care has been entrusted to Black’s Funeral Home of Thurmont, online condolences:

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