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Rev. Henry S. Raab

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HARRISBURG The Reverend Henry S. Raab passed away on December 6, 2012, at Homeland Center, Harrisburg. He was born in Dallastown, on February 23, 1915, the son of the late James W. and Flora S. Raab. He was predeceased by his wife, Mildred (Zook) Raab, and daughter, Judith Raab Sullivan. Henry graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, and Lancaster Theological Seminary, becoming an ordained minister in 1940. He served as pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Millersburg, from 1940-44. From 1944-1980, Henry was the pastor of the former Second United Church of Christ in Harrisburg, PA. Following his retirement from Second Church, Henry served as Pastor Emeritus for Second Church, a visitation minister for Salem United Church of Christ in Harrisburg and Camp Hill Presbyterian Church in Camp Hill. In his spare time, Henry enjoyed spending time with family and friends. During his time at Trinity Church in Millersburg, he developed a passion for bass fishing on the Susquehanna River. Subsequent years of fishing led to his induction into the Fishing Hall of Fame where his "Ten Commandments of Fishing" are displayed. Together with brothers Jim and George, Henry was an outstanding wrestler at Franklin and Marshall College. He participated in the tryouts for the 1936 Olympics, but withdrew to complete his educational studies. He was blessed with good health and believed in living life to the fullest. Henry is survived by his daughters, Barbara Lenda (Edwin) of Camp Hill and Lynne Richards (Mark) of Hummelstown and son-in-law, Austin P. Sullivan, Jr. of Savannah, Ga. He is also survived by his grandchildren Austin P. Sullivan III, Amanda Pagano (Peter), Alexander Sullivan (Namuua), Jennifer Hockenbraugh (Travis), A. Tyler Lenda (Tiffany) and William Richards and his great grandchildren Jered Eversen, Elizabeth Jarmolenko, Hunter Hockenbraugh, Henry Pagano, and Alisdair Sullivan. In addition to his parents, wife and daughter, Henry was predeceased by his brothers P. Joseph, James, Walter, Richard and George Raab and sister, Lois Kressler. A memorial service of celebration and remembrance will be held Saturday, December 15, at 2 p.m. at Camp Hill Presbyterian Church, 101 N. 23rd St., Camp Hill. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. in the gathering room of the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Homeland Benevolent Fund, Attn: Director, Betty Hungerford, 1901 N. 5th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102, Camp Hill Presbyterian Church or the , 2 Lemoyne Dr., Suite 101 Lemoyne, PA 17043. Neumyer Funeral Home Inc. at 1334 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg, has been in entrusted with handling the arrangements. Online tributes and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting; www.neumyerfuneralhome.com
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Dec. 11, 2012
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