Eugene R “Gene” Carbaugh, 78, of Greencastle, PA, known to many as “Catfish, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, November 15, 2023 at his home.
Born August 20, 1945 in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Earl and Mary Jane Sampson Carbaugh.
Gene served honorably with the US Army from December 11, 1967 to December 10, 1970 and attained the rank of Specialist Fourth Class.
Early in his life he was employed at Domestic Pump Company in Shippensburg and then went to work at Grove Manufacturing in May of 1971. He was promoted to Supervisor on June 20, 1990 and retired in 2000. Following his retirement from Grove he worked for a number of years at D.C. Pattern in Chambersburg as a truck driver.
He attended Macedonia United Brethren Church and was a former member of the American Legion.
Gene was a master of all trades and always available to lend a hand to anyone. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, bowling, gardening, and yard work and he loved spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carolyn F. Etter Carbaugh, whom he married November 7, 1964; two daughters, Melissa D. Heaton and husband David, and Kathleen F. Carbaugh, all of Greencastle; two grandchildren, Tyler Dean Reihart and Kylee Faith Reihart and her fiancé Kristopher Rogers; a sister, Earlene Short of Shippensburg; two brothers, Guy E. Carbaugh and wife Dorothy of Chambersburg and Richard A. Carbaugh of Greencastle; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Evitts, and eight brothers, Paul S., Frank E., Ralph H., Harry L., David R., Harold W., Kenneth R., and Elwood C. Carbaugh.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2023 in the Harold M. Zimmerman & Son Funeral Home, 45 South Carlisle Street, Greencastle, PA. Rev. Brian Black will officiate.
Interment will follow at Macedonia Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday and from 10 – 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions in Gene’s memory be made to Macedonia United Brethren Church, 11887 Worleytown Road, Greencastle, PA 17225.