Joseph A. Clabaugh II


II HANOVER Joseph A. Clabaugh, II, 66, passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2010, in Bethesda, Md. He was the loving husband of Joyce (Skaggs) Clabaugh for 45 years. Born February 20, 1944, in Gettysburg, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Marie (Small) Clabaugh. Joseph was employed as a Police Officer for Hanover Boro for 33 years, retiring in 1999. He was a patrol officer for 10 years and Sergeant for 23 years. He was employed with Wolf's Bus Lines for 25 years. Mr. Clabaugh was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served from 1962 - 1966 during Vietnam. His memberships include the Fraternal Order of Police # 69, Republican Club of Hanover, the National Rifle Association, American Legion Post #202, Gettysburg, Gold Wings Road Riders Association Patriot Guard Riders, the Blue Knights V, The York 912 Patriots, and the Sons of Liberty Riders. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Joseph A. Clabaugh, III and wife, Diane of Sarasota, Fla., and Curtis L. Clabaugh of Hanover; a sister, Doris McDannell and her husband, Jay of Orrtanna; and one grandson, Zach Clabaugh attending York College. A service to celebrate the life of Joseph A. Clabaugh, II will be Monday, October 4, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Wetzel Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 549 Carlisle St., Hanover, with the Rev. David Latshaw officiating. There will be no public viewing. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the time of service, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Hanover, with full military honors provided by the Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard. Contributions in memory of Joseph A. Clabaugh, II may be made to the Adams Co. S.P.C.A., 11 Goldenville Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325; or the York Co. S.P.C.A., 3159 Susquehanna Trail North, York, PA 17406. To share memories of Joseph Clabaugh and view a video tribute, please visit
Published in Evening Sun on Oct. 2, 2010
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