Ray S. Linebaugh

March 03, 2011
  • Linebaugh

FEB. 19, 1942-FEB. 28, 2011

Ray Samuel Linebaugh, 69, of Hagerstown, passed away on Monday, Feb., 28, 2011, as a result of an automobile accident.

Born Feb. 19, 1942, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Robert L. and Mary Elizabeth (Semlar) Linebaugh.

Ray was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Vietnam War. He received many decorations, such as a Bronze Star, a commendation medal with one oak-leaf cluster, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, a Vietnam service medal with three oak-leaf clusters, a Vietnam Gallantry Cross with device, a Presidential Unit Citation and an Outstanding Unit Award. He retired from the Air Force after many years.

Ray was a life member of the William D. Byron VFW Post 1936 and the Hagerstown AMVETS Post 10; the past president and member of the Joint Veterans Council of Washington County; and a member of the Morris Frock American Legion Post 42. He was active in veteran issues.

Ray is survived by a daughter, Vickie Magaha Smith, of Hagerstown; a nephew, Patrick Linebaugh, of Gettysburg, Pa.; his dear friend and niece, Georgetta Nicewarner of Inwood, W.Va.; his dear friend and sister, Anna Seatln of Hedgesville, W.Va.; a nephew, John Linebaugh, and nieces, Kathy Linebaugh and Mary Kerr, both of Gettysburg; and two granddaughters, Amber C. Harris and Courtney R. Hawkins, both of Hagerstown.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and John T. Linebaugh.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. Pastor Robert V. Robinson will officiate. Interment will follow in Rosehill Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by local veteran service organizations.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Ray's name to the William D. Byron VFW Post 1936, 70 E. Washington St., Hagerstown MD 21740.

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