Charles R. Longenecker

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Charles Raymond Longenecker, 77, of Woodsboro, died Thursday, July 4, 2013, at home following an extended illness.

Born July 6, 1935, in Frederick County, he was the son of the late Harry Abraham and Claira Elizabeth Benschoff Longenecker. He was the husband of Geraldine Virginia Longenecker, who died in 1991.

He was a survivor of polio and rheumatic fever as a youngster. He graduated from Elmer A. Wolfe High School in Union Bridge. He was formerly employed with Legore Quarry, then by Raymond Martin as a plumber and retired from R.F. Kline. He also retired from News America Marketing, supplying stores with coupons.

He was known in the area as "The Rabbit Man," providing rabbits to local restaurants. He enjoyed socializing, gardening, raising animals, fishing and spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are daughters Janice E. Speak, of Jefferson, and Cynthia D. Latham and husband Luke, of Walkersville; sons Dennis A. Longenecker and wife Linda, and Timothy C. Longenecker and wife Martha, all of Woodsboro; sisters Janet Kline and Shirley Russell, both of Keymar, Elizabeth Lee, Grace Wantz and Darlene Houck, all of Union Bridge, Mary Steward, of California, and Joyce McKenzie, of Sykesville; brothers Lawrence Longenecker, of Alaska, and Thomas Longenecker, of Pennsylvania; grandchildren Wayne Longenecker, Angela Longenecker, Steven Speak Jr., Matthew and Eric Speak, Amanda Study, Andrew Bostian, Lindsey Longenecker, Bradley Brown, Holly Collins and Lisa Crushong; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a son, Ronald Albert Longenecker, who died in 1967; a son-in-law, Steve Speak, who died in 2012; and a grandson, Rodney Roberson, who died in 2003.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 404 S. Main St., Woodsboro.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mike Knight, pastor of Valley Baptist Church in Jefferson, officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Woodsboro.

Memorial contributions may be sent, to help defray expenses, to Hartzler Funeral Home, P.O. Box 249, New Windsor, MD 21776.

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Hartzler Funeral Home
404 South Main Street
Woodsboro, MD 21798
(301) 845-4300
Published in Carroll County Times on July 6, 2013
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