Raymond F. Clingan
01/14/1928 - 04/29/2018
Raymond F. “Woody” Clingan, 90, of McSherrystown, entered into God’s eternal care on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Homewood at Plum Creek in Hanover. He was the husband of Dolores V. “Dodie” (Spalding) Clingan, to whom he was married 65 years. Born, January 14, 1928, in McSherrystown, he was the son of the late James H. and Mary Amelia (Cramer) Clingan. Woody was retired as a self employed painter. He was a 1947 graduate of Delone Catholic High School, McSherrystown, a member of Annunciation Catholic Church, McSherrystown, and a life member of the McSherrystown Knights of Columbus, McSherrystown Home Association, and SAVES. Woody was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army. Surviving in addition to his wife, Dodie, are several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three siblings; James C. Clingan, Marian Hawbaker, and Christine Mecke. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2018 at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave., McSherrystown with Rev. Charles L. Persing officiating. Burial will follow in Annunciation Cemetery, McSherrystown, with military honors provided by the Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard. Friends and relatives will be received Thursday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Woody may be made to the Delone Catholic Athletic Association, 140 S. Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, PA 17344.
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