James Franklin Stambaugh, 91, of Rocky Ridge, Maryland, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at his home on the Swan's Harbour Farm in Rocky Ridge, MD where he was also born and raised. He was the beloved husband of Marie Stambaugh for 71 years. Franklin was known as an avid Farmall Collector and enjoyed his cats and wild animals, including his pet skunks.
Born on October 13, 1930, in Rocky Ridge, MD, he was the son of the late Harvey Luther and Maude Grace (Pryor) Stambaugh.
Franklin was a member of Mt. Tabor UCC, where he served as Treasurer of the Sunday school for 60 years and was also on the cemetery board for 19 years. He worked for Waynesboro Construction building the Baltimore Brick Co. where he worked for 26 years and farmed his entire life on the family farm. Franklin was the last member of his immediate family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Eugene Franklin Stambaugh of Rocky Ridge, and Wayne Allen Stambaugh and wife Cecelia of Rocky Ridge; grandchildren Edward E. Stambaugh and wife Kristin of Fairfield, PA, James M. Stambaugh of Rocky Ridge, Chazalynn Hackney and husband Clint of Fayetteville, PA and Heather N. Koontz and husband Keith of Emmitsburg; great-grandchildren, Gage Hackney, Colton Hackney, Payton Stambaugh, Ashlyn Stambaugh, Addison Koontz, Aiden Koontz and Owen Koontz, and Rosalie Ferebee and husband Wayne, sister-in- law Doris Stambaugh, sisters-in-law, Corrine Miller, Virginia Altolff and husband Edward; numerous nieces and nephews and Richard and Priscilla.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Luther, Marvin, Albert and Monroe, his sister Claire, and daughter-in law Rosalie.
The family will receive friends from 6-8PM at Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 E. Main St., Thurmont on Sunday, July 24, 2022.
A celebration of Franklin's life journey will take place at 11AM on Monday, July 25, 2022, at Mt. Tabor United Church of Christ, 10043 Longs Mill Rd, Rocky Ridge, MD 21778. Rev. Travis Sanders and Rev. James Russell will officiate.
Interment will be at Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Rocky Ridge, MD.
Memorial donations may be made to Mt. Tabor Cemetery c/o Eugene Stambaugh, 10029 Long's Mill's Rd., Rocky Ridge, MD 21778, or Frederick Health Hospice, 1 Frederick Health Way Frederick, MD 21701.