Aubrey Laben "Punch" Grumbine, 92

July 19, 2009

AUG. 19, 1916-JULY 17, 2009

Aubrey Laben "Punch" Grumbine, 92, of 1137 Luther Drive in Hagerstown, Md., passed away Friday, July 17, 2009, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village in Hagerstown.

Born Saturday, Aug. 19, 1916, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Walter S. Grumbine and Carrie A. Morris Grumbine.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth L. "Betty" Grumbine, in 1985.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant.

He was employed by Mack Trucks Inc., retiring after 20 years of service.

He was a former member of Grace United Methodist Church for more than 60 years, where he was a member of the Friendship Men's Sunday School class, he taught Sunday school in the Junior Department for 15 years and was a member of the Senior Choir. In 2001, he became a member of First Christian Church in Hagerstown.


Punch was a member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42, BPO Elks Lodge 378, UAW Golden Bulldogs, enjoyed walking at HCC and was an avid golfer.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Jane Logan Grumbine; one daughter, Cindy Grumbine Friedman and husband, Thomas, of Walkersville, Md.; four sons, Terry L. Grumbine and wife, Louise, of Frostburg, Md., Christopher C. Grumbine and wife, Karen, of Hagerstown, Terry L. Logan and wife, Martha, of Clearbrook, Va., and Robert A. Logan and wife, Sue, of Marion, Mass.; one sister, Emer June McNamee of Hagerstown; eight grandchildren, Kara E. Sherman and husband, Brad, Brad E. Friedman and wife, Kristin, Kirk T. Friedman, Emily G. Grumbine, Tasha L. Jammison and husband, Michael, Tim A. Logan and wife, Amy, Terri Bromage and husband, Ernie, and Linda Wilhelm and husband, David; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Lois Bitner, Wilda Shafer, Fedora Morris and Genevieve Check; and three brothers, Franklin Grumbine, Theodore "Chick" Grumbine and Charles W. Grumbine.

Services will be Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Fred Harris officiating. Interment will be private in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Monday, July 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742; First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742; or to the charity of your choice.

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