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YORK Norman Lamar Baughman, 95, went peacefully to heaven Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Village at Sprenkle Drive, where he resided for the past four years. He was married to Charlotte Mae Fink Baughman, who preceded him in death by four months. They were married 71 years. Born March 27, 1919, in York, son of the late Lester E. and Madora K. (Boddy) Baughman, he graduated from William Penn Sr. High School, Class of M37. He was a veteran of World War II, European Theater, Normandy Beach Invasion, and platoon sergeant with the Aviation Engineers. Retiring in 1981 after 35 years in business, he had been the President/Treasurer of Baughman & Bruggeman, Inc. Building Contractors. Norman organized and served as commander of VFW Post #556, was the past commander of the Joint Veterans Council, life member of the VFW National Home for Orphans, and member, board member, and chairman of the York Salvation Army. He organized and served as President of the York County Builders Association in 1964, received the Life Spike Award from the National Association of Home Builders, and in January 2002 was honored with the "Lifetime Achievement Award" by the York County Builders Association. He was organizer and Charter President of Springettsbury Lions Club, Lions International Blood Bank Chairman, Northeast Eye Bank member, Central York School Board member, board member of York Heart Association, Past President of Springettsbury Democratic Club, Chairman/member of S.C.O.R.E., Chapter 441, and a member of York County Chamber of Commerce. After retirement, he entered the Building Consulting Field and designed homes. He enjoyed sculpting and his pieces of art adorn the Narthex of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Home on both Kelly and Sprenkle Drive, the York County Builders Association, along with Heritage Hills Hotel and Golf Resort. Mr. Baughman was also a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church for many years where he served on the Church Council, taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, and was the Building Committee Chairman for the new church. He is survived by two daughters, N. Jean Buck and husband, Robert, and Bonnie M. Grove and husband, Lance, all of York; three grandchildren, Traci Buck Otis, Jared Baker, and Jodi Baker Griffin; five great-grandchildren, Chelsea and Joshua Otis, Chloe and Elliott Griffin, and Olivia Baker; a sister, Mary MacGuire of Sylva, N.C.; and three stepsisters. He was preceded in death by two brothers. A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 23,, 2014, at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 2164 Mt. Zion Road, York, with his pastor, the Rev. Brian A. McClinton, officiating. Visitation is from 9 to 10 a.m. Interment for both Norman and Charlotte will be private in Mount Rose Cemetery with military honors presented by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. Workinger Semmel Funeral Homes and Cremation, Inc., York, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Northeast Pennsylvania Lions Eye Bank, 2346 Jacksonville Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017.
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Apr. 19, 2014
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