Oscar K. Harbaugh Jr., 89

FEB. 23, 1922-SEPT. 6, 2011

September 08, 2011
  • Oscar K. Harbaugh Jr.
Oscar K. Harbaugh Jr.

Oscar Keller Harbaugh Jr., 89, of 1019 Pope Ave. in Hagerstown, Md., passed away, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at his home.

Born Thursday, Feb. 23, 1922, in Brownsville, Md., he was the son of the late Oscar K. Harbaugh Sr. and the late Lillian M. Brill Harbaugh.

He was a staff sergeant in the 550th Airborne Infantry Battalion during World War II, where he received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

He was employed by Letterkenny Army Depot for 24 years, retiring in 1975.

He was a member of Calvary Temple in Williamsport. He also was a member of AMVETS, American Legion Post 211 and the VFW Post 1936. He was very involved with youth baseball, including National Little League, PONY League and Colt League. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marjorie M. Harbaugh; daughter, Wava A. Barker of Williamsport, Md.; daughter, Carol V. Ecton of Keedysville, Md.; son, Calvin E. Harbaugh of Williamsport; daughter, Angela M. Smith of Charles Town, W.Va.; daughter, Kathryn E. Lapole of Hagerstown; son, Gregory A. Harbaugh of Clear Spring, Md.; son, Randy W. Harbaugh of Hagerstown; 29 grandchildren, including grandson David Weaver, whom Oscar and his wife raised; 35 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and caretaker, April Braner.

He was preceded in death by daughter, Cynthia L. Smith; sisters, Gladys Jenkins and Helen Davis; brothers, Calvin, William, Richard, Kenneth and Pete; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with Pastor Robert V. Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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