Theodore A. Strausbaugh
01/28/1934 - 01/08/2018

Theodore Austin Strausbaugh, 83, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018. He was the husband of Arlene Melinda (Twigg) Strausbaugh to whom he was married 13 years and the late Annie (Nace) Strausbaugh whom he shared 47 years of marriage.  Born January 28, 1934 in Hanover, he was the son of the late Robert and Mary (Small) Strausbaugh.  Ted proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of Pikeside United Methodist Church, a life member of Conewago Fire Co., (SAVES) and Porters Community Fire Co. He is greatly missed by his canine companion, Seneca.  Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters; Elaine Strausbaugh of Hagerstown, MD and Sue Roth of Martinsburg, WV, four step-children; Donald Twigg of WV, Ronnie Twigg of VA, Allen Twigg of NJ and Edith Smith of Gettysburg, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, three sisters; Mary Ann Lease, Linda Griffin both of Hanover and Barb Moran of Atlantic, four brothers; Albert and Fred Strausbaugh of Hanover, Irvin Strausbaugh of Abbottstown and Gary Strausbaugh of Red Lion. Ted will be sadly missed by Uncle Joseph “Pete” Strausbaugh and wife Darlene of Hanover. He was preceded in death by a daughter; Lori Ann Strausbaugh and two grandchildren; Christopher and Eric Wine.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, January 22, 2018 at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown with Rev. Charles L. Persing officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard. Burial will be private.  Memorial contributions in memory of Ted may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.



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