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Robert E. Drawbaugh

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Robert E. Drawbaugh, 68, of Newville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, March 31, 2014, at his home after a 2 year battle with brain cancer. He was born March 18, 1946, in Newville, a son of the late John P. and Martha (Murray) Drawbaugh.

A loving and devoted husband and father, he is survived by his wife of 47 years, Faye A. (Weary) Drawbaugh, whom he married on January 14, 1967, three sons; Timothy S. Drawbaugh, Matthew L. Drawbaugh and Wesley A. (Nicole) Drawbaugh, all of Newville and three grandsons, Parker S. Drawbaugh, Owen W. Drawbaugh and Mason J. Drawbaugh.  In addition, he survived by two brothers; John P. Drawbaugh Jr. and William L. Drawbaugh, both of Newville, four sisters; Shirley Hippensteel, Betty Jane Stum, Esther (Nathan) Mooney, all of Carlisle and Vonnie Paulus of Newville. 

Bob was a 1964 graduate of Big Spring High School and was class president. He received his Associate of Arts at Lee College, Cleveland Tennessee in 1966 and was a member of the Alpha Gamma Chi Fraternity. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Shepherd College, Shepherdstown West Virginia in 1970 and Master of Education from Shippensburg State College in 1973.  He taught in the Cumberland Valley School District for 35 years teaching at Sporting Hill Elementary, Monroe Elementary, Cumberland Valley Middle School and finally Silver Spring Elementary before retiring in January 2005.  Bob took pleasure in the simple things in life, loved the outdoors, hunting, farming and after retirement managing his forest.  He had an amazing outlook on life, showed a great deal of respect for everyone around him, always positive and highly respected by his colleagues, students, church family and in the community.  In his spare time he loved working on the genealogy of the Drawbaugh Family.  He was a lifelong member and elder of the McClure’s Gap Church of God where he taught Sunday school for many years, served as superintendent, church council president, treasurer and overseer of the church cemetery and instrumental in researching the history of his church.   He was also a member of the Pennsylvania Forestry Association, Pennsylvania Stewardship Program and the Cumberland Woodland Association. In addition, he was a Cub Scout Leader for Troop 169 of Bloserville and a volunteer for the Upper Frankford Fire Company Annual Fairs. 

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle.  Services to celebrate Bob’s life will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the McClure’s Gap Church of God, 130 Church of God Rd., Newville, with Rev Robert Stauffer officiating with a viewing from 12:00 noon until time of the services.  Burial will be in Upper Frankford Brick Church Cemetery, Newville.  A time of fellowship and light meal will follow at the Upper Frankford Twp. Fire Co in Bloserville.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the McClure’s Gap Church of God Cemetery Fund, 130 Church of God Rd., Newville, PA 17241 or to Cumberland Woodland Association, c/o Diane Cornman, 1362 Mountain Rd, Newburg, PA 17240 or to the National Brain Tumor Society, 55 Chapel St., Ste. 200, Newton, MA 02458. 

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 We hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much needed comfort and peace during this sad time. Our condolences to you and your family.
In Christian Love,
 Sue, Steve, Colby, Lindsay & Kelsey Hurley
 Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this time of sorrow. If you need anything please feel free to call us.
 Mike, Wanda Wiser and Family

 Our heartfelt sympathy to the entire family.
Bob was a great man and a joy to be around.
He will be missed by many. Lifting all of you up in prayer!
Dan & Deanna Rhinehart 
  Bob was instrumental in helping me learn about the Lord. He helped lead children to the Lord also with his help in the youth group. He loved the outdoors and showed that to the children by taking us on hikes (straight up the mountain! He didn't need trails)and explaining how everything is born and dies in God's time. He will be greatly missed.
 Ron, Linda, April, Ronnie and Autumn

I had Mr. Drawbaugh in 5th grade at Silver Spring Elementary, it always amazed me how he remembered my name. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Carrie Rynard Crain & Family

Our sympathies go out to the family of Bob Drawbaugh. I had the pleasure of working with this fine gentleman as his principal at Silver Spring Elementary School. Bob was a very caring, kind, considerate, and humble individual. I know he had a positive influence on the lives of many individuals, both young and old. I will deeply cherish many fond memories of Bob. Harold and Linda Pomraning will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers.

Harold Pomraning

Always friendly and smiling, willing to talk- For us that's a permanent memory of Bob. And visiting at the hay sale in recent years. May God give you all peace in this time.

Tim & Joyce Sheeler

Paul and I are thinking of you and your entire family at this time. This is one man whom we will surely miss for all the stories he told and his upbeat, calming character. He has now found his peace in beautiful Heaven.

Paul and Dianne Barrick

I had Mr. Drawbaugh in 5th grade at Silver Spring as well. He was a great teacher, fun and kind. My condolences and prayers to his family.

Stephanie Monko McKee

The Stacknick family is so sorry for your loss. Bob was our son David's 5th grade teacher. He was such a kind and gentle man. Your family will remain in our prayers during this difficult time.

Michelle Stacknick
 Bob will be much missed by us all. He was alway an inspiration and was a true friend to all.With all the false heros in the world , we will truly miss a real hero. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 
Les Armolt and family
 Faye and Family,
I`m so sorry for your loss.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time.
 Sandra (Lescalleet) Brindle
  I send sympathy to the family of a dear classmate and friend.
 Wayne Milligan
  One of the few teachers from Silver Spring Elementary School who I still recognized and spoke to after I got out of college. He was a one of those teachers who could actually get the students involved and interested, even if that meant letting us escape from our seats. My condolences.
 Donna Croop
  Thoughts and prayers to you, Faye and your Family, in this most difficult time.
 Terri and Michael Holleran
Our sympathy to his family. He was a kind and soft spoken man.
It was our pleasure to have known him.
Bernie and Carol Smith, The Hairsmith(his barber)
 Your family is in my families prayers, we know Bob has gone home. I enjoyed being able to drop of IH parts for Bob I think I always went away feeling better. One spring we were visiting after checking the parts out and he said listen, I had no idea what he heard and he told me they were peepper frogs. When I told him I never heard of them the teacher came out and I got a lesson and we searched until he found one. Ever since then when I hear one I think of Bob and smile, I know he'll be smiling back at us all. God Bless
Jason Kelley
What peace there is in knowing where he is! Heaven is rejoicing! There is much sorry but joy at the same time. He has touch so many lives over the years and he will never be forgotten. Keeping all of you in prayer for comfort and peace.
Amanda (Young) Worrell
To Esther Mooney and all of the Drawbaugh Family. My condolences on the loss of Robert. He was certainly very active in many ways throughout his life and will be greatly missed by all the lives he touched
Charles Miller

Our deepest sympathy to all of you. You are all in our prayers.

Ron & Tammy (Dombach) Wingert

Bob was one of the adults I had in my young life that showed me how to be a good man, father, and husband. I remember going to his home with another one of these fatherly figures in my life, for New Years eve one year and to church and playing ice hockey on the church pond with him and his boys. He raised a fine family of his own and was a mentor to countless others like me. Peace be with you and your family. You may not have known it but your were a great example for me at a time in my life when I needed it.

Kevin Young

I'm so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. I'm sending warm and loving thoughts and prayers to you Faye, Tim, Matt, and Wes, and to all of his family as well. I know your faith will help you through this most difficult time. Let all the wonderful memories warm your heart, now and always.

Stacy Stum Trayler and family

On March 31st I lost one of a kind uncle. He was always kind and had a heart of gold. As my nephew mentioned on FB there was not a selfish bone in his body. He always thought of others and always had a kind work. He loved to tell his hunting stories of hunting past. And he would get all the family together rather it was for a fall picnic up at the mountain ground or a gathering after Christmas. Bob I will mis you deeply but I know you are in good health now up in heaven talking to grammy and pappy and also my dad. Until we meet again. Love You Always! Many prayers goes out to Faye, Tim, Matt and Wes and all the Drawbaugh family.

Charlie, Leslie and Cassey Burchfield

So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing he's at peace. May God bless you and comfort you during this difficult and sad time. Love and prayers to you and your family.

Brenda and Carl Barrick
 Bob & Faye were a positive influence on me growing up in the church. Living down in Florida I still remember those carefree days back in the old basement of McClure's Gap with the youth Sunday School classes.
Mervin I Keck III

It's been close to 4 months since Bob moved up and i think of him often. He was such a positive influence on Adam and shaping his love of hunting and the outdoors. I'm sure he's smiling as he watches us with our chickens and corn on our farm.

Kelli Reed

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Since 1853
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