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Joseph Douglas Railing

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Joseph Douglas Railing, 33, of Carlisle, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at his Mother's home, Carlisle, with loving family by his side.  He was born on Monday, January 28, 1980, in Carlisle, a son of Sheree L. (Gossert) Fraker and her husband, Michael E. Fraker and Joseph O. Railing, Jr. and his wife, Suzanne (Martin) Railing of Carlisle.

Joe was a 1998 graduate of Big Spring High School, Newville and a 2002 graduate of Penn State University (Altoona Campus), where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.  He was currently employed with Deibler Insurance Associates, Carlisle, where he was an insurance agent.  Joe was a member of the Penn State Alumni Association.  He enjoyed baseball, soccer and spending time with his friends and family.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by paternal grandparents, Ray and Shirley Bricker, of Carlisle, maternal grandmother, Barbara L. Gossert of Carlisle, step-grandparents; Violet Fraker and William and Erika Martin, all of Carlisle, brother, Charles M. Fraker of Carlisle, two sisters; Amanda J. Fraker of Carlisle and Heidi Railing of York, a step-brother, Steven Dougherty of San Bernardino, CA and one step-sister, Erika Dougherty of Carlisle.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Pastor Linda Lambert officiating.  Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.  A viewing will be held on Wednesday evening from 6 – 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of the services at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society - Capital Area Unit 2, Ste. 101, Lemoyne Dr., Lemoyne, PA 17043 or to Gentiva Hospice, Ste. 204, 4660 Trindle Rd., Camp Hill, PA 17011. 

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Thoughts and prayers with you all during this difficult time.
 He was a great guy and will be missed.

Raymond brown + family 

 You were such a sweet kind spirit and you will be greatly missed.
You are gone before your time.


 Please accept our thoughts and prayers for his family. 
He was a good man.

Doug and Shirley Hodecker

Skip and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your families as you go through this long difficult, journey. Blessings to you all!

Skip and Cris Over

You were one of the most kind-hearted people that I have ever known in my life. You left too soon! But I'm glad to know that God has one more Angel up in Heaven with him.

Jess Pakosh

Although I did not know your son, Joe, I was so sorry to hear of his passing. I can only imagine what you must be going through at this difficult time. My prayers are with you.

Cousin, Darlene

My heart and prayers go out to your family for your loss

Bill croft

 Dear Sheree and Mike;
I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to both of you with the loss of Joe. I can remember when he was just small and how pleasant he was back then. Please keep all the wonderful memories of your time with him and that will help you thru with sad time. He's in a better place and resting in peace.

Jeanne Swope Gilbert

 I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Joe. I graduated from Big Spring with him and will always remember him as a very kind hearted person. May his memories bring peace to all who loved him. 

 Carrie (Berger) Posey

 I only knew Joe professionally, but he was always helpful and warm.
I know he will be missed by his family, and I regret that I didn't have the opportunity to know him better.

Bob Igo

God did not make many men like Joe. He was an outstanding person both personally and professionally. He will be greatly missed.

Loren and Paula Disque

Joe was the person with whom we dealt for insurance items. He was a kind, 
helpful young man. Having lost my husband and oldest son within the past six
years, my heart aches for your loss.  God is good and will take care of all of you.

 Virginia Giordano
We are so very sorry for your loss. Joe was a wonderful man. He did a fantastic job as our insurance agent. We will always remember his kindness. We wish your strength moving forward.

 Jeff & Jodi Johnson

 I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Joe was such a kind person. Every time I called the office he was available to chat. He always resolved my issue quickly and to my satisfaction. It was nice having an agent that I could rely on to be there. Prayers for you all.

 Laurie Brown

So sorry to hear of Joe's passing, he was always a pleasant cheerful person despite obvious struggles of his own. My thoughts and prayers are with your family

Amy Lea-Inman

 I have had the pleasure of getting to know Joe through Erie Insurance and was shocked to hear of your loss. May the peace of God be with you all at this time and know that Joe will be watching over all of you in some special way. He will always be missed but keep that special memory of him in your heart each day!

 Deb Brandberg

My husband and I were clients of Joe's. What a patient and kind person he was to work with. Always helpful with whatever questions I had, even if I'd asked them a couple times before! He was taken way too soon from you. We are so very sorry.

David and Lynn Kennaly

  Our prayers are for the Family and Co-workers of Mr. Railing. My wife and I did not know Mr. Railing but we are clients of Diebler and know and have met with Wendy. I'm sure he was a good person and will be sadly missed by all. Our deepest condolences to all.

John Yunk, Pittsburgh, Pa.

condolence to the family prayers sent your way

debra /bill white

 I am so sorry for your loss, Joe was such a good guy and I always looked forward to talking to him at the office when changing my insurance info, it won't be the same with out him.

The Jumper Family
Darrin Jumper

 Sheree - you and your husband have been in mine and Jill's prayers since the Monday morning we heard. We just saw this option to send Online Condolences and wanted to share the above. I personally battled cancer at a very young age (24) so this hits home - even saying that, I can't imagine what you and your husband, Mike have been through. Trusting in your son being in a place where there is no more suffering and no more pain hopefully helps in some measure - all our thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours.

Mike and Jill
(Mike Mansell)

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Since 1853
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