William Baumbaugh


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March 31st

William Baumbaugh, 91, of Syracuse, Indiana passed away March 31, 2010 at his sons residence in Granger, Indiana.  He was born November 17, 1918 in Gas City, IN  to Harry W. & Sadie (Maloy) Baumbaugh.  On October 8, 1949 he married Vella May Smith who preceded him in 2001.  William was a Syracuse resident since 1961.  William served in the US Army Air Corps 5th Air Force in WWII.  William retired from the newspaper business as a printer.  He worked for several publications during his career.  He belonged to both the VFW and the American Legion, both in Syracuse.  William is survived by his 2 sons – Alan Baumbaugh of Syracuse & Barry & spouse Carole “Kelly” Havens Baumbaugh of Granger.   Four grandchildren also survive.  He was preceded by his wife and 3 sisters.  Visitation will be Friday, April 2, 2010 from 4-8 PM at the Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse.  A Military walkthrough will be Friday at 5PM.  Services will be Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 11 AM at the Eastlund Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Tormey officiating.  Military honors will immediately follow at the funeral home.  Interment will be at the Covington Memorial Gardens, Ft. Wayne, Indiana at 1pm.

Memorial gifts may be made to the  Syracuse Senior Center.


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