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Leonard Alvin "Pat" Lushbaugh, 90

June 03, 2010
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OCT. 29, 1919-JUNE 1, 2010

FUNKSTOWN, Md. - Leonard Alvin "Pat" Lushbaugh, 90, of Funkstown, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at his home.

Born Oct. 29, 1919, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Lester and Alice (Gearhart) Lushbaugh.

He was educated in the schools of Washington County.

Leonard entered the Army in May 1943 and was a soldier for three years, serving in the European Theater with the 69th Infantry Division.

He joined the workforce of the Office Equipment Co. in 1947. In 1951, he purchased the company and retired 50 years later. In 1997, he opened a small antique shop called Back Door Antiques as a hobby.

He was a member of the Kiwanis Club for over 50 years and the Elks Club for 67 years. He also served on the board of directors of the National Association of Cost Accountants, the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County, the Arc of Washington County, and also served on his church council at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Funkstown.

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Leonard is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Janice L. (Phleeger) Lushbaugh; a daughter, Patrice "Patti" Simbulan and husband Dante of Burke, Virginia; a son, Curtis J. Lushbaugh and wife Sondra of Funkstown; a sister, Helen Gilliam of Hagerstown; two granddaughters, Alicia Hinkle and Holly Lushbaugh; 10 stepgrandchildren; and 18 stepgreat-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Arlene Taylor; and three brothers, Edward, Milton and Lester Lushbaugh.

A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 5, 2010, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 24 E. Baltimore St., Funkstown, with the Rev. Mike Louia officiating. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown, where military honors will be accorded by the Maryland State National Guard Honor Guard.

Friends will be received Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, and again Saturday one hour before the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Arc of Washington County, 820 Florida Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740 or to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 148, Funkstown, MD 21734.

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