Clyde A. Roarabaugh, 88, of 773 Jacks Corner Road, Hopewell, PA. went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 25, 2017 after a brief stay at Penn Knoll Village. He was born on March 15, 1928 in Six Mile Run, PA, a son of the late Cloyd and Esther (Cartwright) Roarabaugh.
He is survived by the following siblings: Richard Roarabaugh, married to Kathy, Bedford, and Sara Lemin, Everett. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was proceeded in death by the following brothers, Donald Paul Roarabaugh, Edward Roarabaugh, and William Roarabaugh, and an infant brother and sister.
He served honorably in the United States Army during the Korean conflict.
During his lifetime he was an avid hunter and fisherman, and also enjoyed gathering ginseng and mushrooms and berries. He loved nature and he loved hiking the mountains of Bedford County. He also enjoyed fishing trips to the Shenandoah River since the late 1950’s. He enjoyed a special trip to the Outer Banks with his family during October 2016 – a trip with many good memories that his family will always treasure.
Clyde was an active member of the Riddlesburg Bible Church for many years and loved his church family. Clyde was a wonderful caregiver to many family members throughout the years of his life. He selflessly gave of his time to many, as he was always wanting to help people however he could.
Prior to his short stay at Penn Knoll Village, he spent several happy years at the home of Steve and Joann Risbon while being cared for by them. His special friend and helper was James Davis, grandson of Steve and Joann.
To honor Clyde’s wishes for a Sunday service, a funeral service was held at the Riddlesburg Bible Church on Sunday afternoon, February 26, 2017 at 2:00 with Pastor Ron Forrester officiating. Family and friends gathered together in celebration of his life. Service started with a military tribute by the local honor guard. Clyde was laid to rest at Duvall’s cemetery on Sunday afternoon, under a lovely blue sky.
He will be greatly missed.
If desired, memorial contributions can be made to the Riddlesburg Bible Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home Inc. 5010 Railroad Ave. Broad Top City, PA. 16621. Online condolences can be made at www.caheathfh.com.