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St. Matthews United Church of Christ
Saturday August 1st, 2020
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Carl Raudabaugh

Carl “Raudy” Lefever Raudabaugh, 91, passed away peacefully at his home in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on April 7, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

Carl enjoyed living life to its fullest while giving back to his country and his community. He deeply loved his family and his wonderful friends from over the decades, and tending to his yard and gardening, the beach, grilling the best BBQ chicken in Bubbletown, and putting a smile on someone’s face or telling a great joke.

He is survived by his dedicated wife J. Barbara Raudabaugh, whom he was married to for over 51 years.  Carl was a proud father of his four children: John (Joyce) Raudabaugh of Boise, ID; Michael (Vicki) Raudabaugh of Anaheim, CA; Tom (Gina) Raudabaugh of Purcellville, VA; and Lucy (Paul) Gnazzo of Camp Hill, PA.  Carl’s family also includes his beautiful grandchildren: John Jr. Raudabaugh, Sherry Michaelson, Tommy, Perrin and Emily Raudabaugh, and Lucy Alana and Lauren Gnazzo. He was blessed with four great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Carl was pre-deceased by his parents Paul and Dorothy (Failor) Raudabaugh, sisters Doris Whitcomb and Romaine “Toot” Morrow, and his first wife Lucy (Moosa) Raudabaugh of New Orleans, LA.

Born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on March 13, 1929, Carl attended Boiling Springs High School and graduated in 1947.  He was a proud Bubbler and played on the first football team there. Carl joined the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Waldron DD-699, stationed in New Orleans, LA, then in the U.S. Army.  After his honorable discharge from the military, Carl became an accountant, with a B.S. and Masters of Business Administration from the Southern Institute of Technology.  He built a successful tax preparation business, spanning over 60 years.

Carl was a Past Master of Cortlandville Lodge #470 F & AM, and served as a Past Patron of Cortland City Chapter #591 of Cortland, NY, and Past Patron of the PA Order of Eastern Star, formerly Capital City Chapter 146, now Harrisburg Chapter 552, and was a member of the Carlisle Masonic Lodge #260 F & AM (formerly St. John Lodge). He held various other positions in PA Eastern Star throughout his life.

Carl dutifully volunteered at the Carlisle Hospital, was Past President of the Carlisle Healthcare Auxiliary, a member of the Consistory and Zembo Shrine, and of the Elks, and was a Commander of the Boiling Springs VFW. In addition, he was a member of St. Matthews United Church of Christ in Carlisle, Past President of the Boiling Springs Football Father’s Club and Band Association.

The family wishes to extend its gratitude to Homeland Hospice and Synergy HomeCare for their loving and compassionate care given to Carl, along with all of their loving family and friends who offered support.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 11:00 AM in the St. Matthews United Church of Christ, 3240 Spring Rd., Carlisle, PA 17013 with Rev. Timothy Dugan and Rev. Anna Thompson officiating. A viewing will be held from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM followed by an Eastern Star Service to be followed by a Masonic Service.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions can be made in honor of Carl to: Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, #270, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or St. Matthews United Church of Christ, 3240 Spring Road, Carlisle, PA 17013.

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To Carl's Family, you have our sympathy.  We will be remembering you in the days ahead.Robert and Linda Markley

Barbara Adams Apr 10 2020 12:00 AM

Barb-Carl always brought a smile to my face hollering “hello Sunshine!” From the visitors desk at the hospital. I looked forward to seeing you both on Tuesday afternoons. Wishing you comfort as you endure this terrible loss. With love, Amy

Amy Penner Apr 9 2020 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Raudy was a very kind and gentle soul with such a warm smile :-)Much love to the Raudabaugh Family during this very difficult time.Daniellle Gilmore and Family

Daniellle Gilmore and Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

In loving memory of Carl, there are no words for how much you will be missed.Frederick Health & Frederick Health Development Team - Robin, Sadie, Meghan & Amanda

Frederick Health & Frederick Health Development Team - Robin, Sadie, Meghan & Amanda Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.❤️ Holly, Jen, Steve and Missi

Holly, Jen, Steve and Missi Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM