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Ira C. Rathbone, 88

December 07, 2008

Ira C. Rathbone, 88



SEPT. 25, 1920-DEC. 6, 2008

STATE LINE, Pa. - Ira C. Rathbone, 88, of 15806 Pennsylvania Ave., died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at his home.

Born Sept. 25, 1920, in Keyport, N.J., he was the son of the late Thomas and Edna Carhart Rathbone.

He was a graduate of Keyport High School.

He retired from Grove Worldwide in Shady Grove, Pa., in 1983.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy with the Seabees.

He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ of State Line.

He was a member of the State Line Ruritan Club, Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post 6319 of Greencastle and Mount Pisgah Lodge 443 F & AM of Greencastle.

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He is survived by his wife, Ethel E. Myers Rathbone, whom he married July 4, 1946; one son, Thomas M. Rathbone of Milford, N.Y.; one brother, Vernon Rathbone of Lake Monticello, Va.; and four grandchildren.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home in Greencastle. The Rev. Ed Higginbottom will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

There will be no public viewing; however, the family will receive friends Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The Mount Pisgah Masonic Lodge will hold a memorial service on Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 266, State Line, PA 17263.

www.zimmermanfh.com

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