Garry Lee Rumbaugh

b. 17 April 1937, d. 21 March 2018
Garry L. Rumbaugh
Deceased
March 21, 2018
Gary L. Rumbaugh
Deceased
March 21, 2018
Gary L. Rumbaugh
Deceased
March 21, 2018
Gary L. Rumbaugh
Deceased
March 21, 2018
     Garry Lee Rumbaugh was born on 17 April 1937. He married Patricia Sanner in 1958. He died on 21 March 2018 at age 80; Garry Lee Rumbaugh, 80, of Westminster, Md., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at The Carroll Dove House.

Born April 17, 1937, in Friendsville, Md., he was the son of the late Kathryn Holsopple and Henry "Jack" Rumbaugh and stepson of the late Sheldon "Cap" Holsopple.

He was the devoted husband of Patricia Sanner Rumbaugh. They were married for more than 60 years.

Garry graduated from North Hagerstown High School and the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore.

He designed and created beautiful jewelry for more than 30 years.

His handmade furniture and woodworking was masterful.

Along with his creativity, he displayed leadership in his neighborhood, as president of TLRCC in Towson, Md. During this time, he was very active in cycling, acting as district representative for Maryland and Delaware. He promoted many cycling events.

Garry moved to Carroll County, Md., in 1987 and began to work as a builder and real-estate agent.

Additionally, he spent many countless hours converting the Old Deer Park Church into the charming Smallwood Shoppe for Antiques.

Garry also was an inventor and had obtained six patents.

He was a firm believer in exercise and was a member at Merritt Athletic Club for the past 10 years. Garry held the world record for doing 6,179 crunches in one hour on his 80th birthday and worked up to more than a million crunches per year for the last several years.

Garry had such a passion for beautiful things which led to his expressions in paintings and photography.

His appreciation of antiques, collectables and history and his strong love of the past had a great influence on his family to encourage them to follow in his footsteps. He was extremely proud of his successful family and took great pride and joy in extolling their accomplishments.

Garry also was proud of the many families he and his wife, Pat, helped to obtain their goal of property ownership in real estate. One family in particular are the owners of the Zumbrun Funeral Home. Garry and Pat were instrumental in helping them acquire the place where they have been the past 21 years.

In addition to his wife, Garry is survived by son, Todd Rumbaugh and his wife, Anne, of Santa Cruz, Calif; daughter, Tolly Peddicord and her husband, Al, of Eldersburg, Md; grandsons, Max and Jack Trumper of Eldersburg, and Phoenix Rumbaugh of Santa Cruz; sister, Penny Hill and husband, Terry, of Hagerstown; his loving pet dog, Onyx; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Garry was preceded in death by sisters, Patricia Holsopple and Susan Ritz.

The family will be celebrating Garry's life on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Jeffrey N. Zumbrun Funeral Home, 6028 Sykesville Road, Eldersburg. They welcome all to join them that day at 3 p.m. for a memorial service in his honor with a reception to follow.

Sympathies may be expressed in the form of contributions to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.

Online condolences may be made to www.jnzumbrunfuneralhome.com.