Charles Earl Harbaugh, 89, of Upper Sandusky, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 1, 1923, in Osterburg, Pa., to Charles Vertis and LeLa (Claycomb) Harbaugh. He married Dorine E. Brant July 11, 1945, in Johnstown, Pa., and she survives in Upper Sandusky.
Survivors include one son, Rick E. (Lynn) Harbaugh of Tiffin; one daughter, Patti D. (Skip) Glover of Upper Sandusky; four grandchildren, Lisa (Brian) Moore, Sherri (Justin) McMullen, Matthew and Brittany Glover; five great-grandchildren, Alayna Moore, Nicholas, Nathan, and Katelyn McMullen, and Adalyn Moore; and two sisters, Ruby and Carol Shaw, both of Newry, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert and Jack Harbaugh; and an infant sister, Amanda.
Mr. Harbaugh was a member of First Lutheran Church, Upper Sandusky. He was an Army veteran serving in WWII as a sergeant in the Air Corps. Mr. Harbaugh's military occupation was a gunner and he was shot down and taken as a prisoner of war. He was a tool and die maker for National Machinery for 29 years and retired in 1986.
Mr. Harbaugh was a former member of F&AM Lodge 77, Tiffin, and Eastern Star Chapter 189 of Tiffin, where he served as Worthy Patron. He was a member of AMVETS Post 777 of Upper Sandusky and National Machinery Quarter Century Club, Tiffin. His hobbies included spending time on the computer, reading, playing bridge, having earned the title of life master, gardening and sudoku puzzles. He was a proud man who loved his family.
His graveside service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, in Seneca Memory Gardens, Tiffin, with Pastor Joe Trester officiating. Full military honors will be conducted.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church in care of Bringman Clark Funeral Home, 226 E. Wyandot Ave. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
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