Quincy Township officials confirmed the death of Supervisor Kerry Bumbaugh this week with an announcement on the township webpage. An obituary with Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home also confirms that the long-time township supervisor has died.
Rumors about Bumbaugh’s passing spread on social media Friday afternoon after Pennsylvania State Police were called to the township municipal building to investigate a body found in one of the township buildings.
The township website announcement expressed “deep grief” at Bumbaugh’s death.
Bumbaugh served on the township board for many years and was most recently chairman of the three-member board. On Friday, Dec. 3, Pennsylvania State Police responded to the township’s municipal building in the early afternoon for a reported death. The township cancelled a Friday evening community Christmas tree lighting at 3 p.m. Soon rumors that Bumbaugh had died were circulating in the township.
PSP did not respond to an email asking for information about the incident and rumors that police had found a body at the building. The Chambersburg barracks has still not put out a news release about the incident.
Bumbaugh was the subject of a state Grand Jury probe into irregularities in the township’s financial records earlier this year. Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed charges against him May 26 in Franklin County Court. He was free on $25,000 unsecured bail while awaiting trial on the charges.
His trial, scheduled for next week, has been canceled.
Little information is officially available about Bumbaugh’s death this week, or its cause. Penn Live reports that investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy report before releasing information.
Bumbaugh maintained his innocence last spring and pled not guilty to the charges.
According to the Grand Jury report, Bumbaugh had served on the township board since 1990. He was a full-time township employee and the municipality’s road master.
READ: Kerry Bumbaugh’s obituary.