Ira Robert Albaugh, Jr., 90, of Westminster, Maryland, formerly of Union Bridge, Maryland, died peacefully on Friday, October 8, 2021, at his daughter’s home in Mount Airy, Maryland.
Born on October 23, 1930, in Uniontown, Maryland, he was the son of the late Ira Robert Albaugh, Sr. and the late Mildred Susan (Thomas) Albaugh. He married the love of his life, Doris Niswander Albaugh, on June 12, 1955. She preceded him in death in October 2019.
Ira graduated from New Windsor High School in New Windsor, Maryland, Class of 1948. He grew up on dairy farms and farmed with his father and brother near Union Bridge in Carroll County after graduation. He was a member of the Carroll County Farm Bureau and the Maryland Co-op Milk Producers. He retired from farming in 1986 and went to work for Fredericktown Bank and Trust Company (now PNC) in Frederick, Maryland, retiring in the summer of 1998.
Ira served faithfully on the Board of Trustees at Fahrney-Keedy Senior Living Community for many years. He was a member of the Union Bridge Church of the Brethren for over 65 years, serving as a board member, deacon, and Sunday School teacher as well as on various committees. He dearly loved singing bass with the church choir.
Ira deeply treasured week-long vacations at Deep Creek Lake with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He and his beloved Doris made many wonderful memories traveling throughout the United States and Europe, a highlight of which was seeing the Oberammergau Passion Play in 2000. He was an avid paperweight and marble collector and enjoyed various types of woodworking. Ira was devoted to his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He leaves behind a rich legacy of faith, humor, generosity, patience, and service to others. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents and wife, Ira was preceded in death by his two brothers, Harold Edward Thomas, Sr. and Paul Richard Albaugh, Sr., and a nephew, Harold Edward Thomas, Jr. Surviving are daughters Beverly Sensabaugh and husband Mark of Bridgewater, VA; Kay Hooker and husband Phillip of Gaithersburg, MD; and Susan Derr and husband Gary of Mount Airy, MD; grandchildren Amanda Sensabaugh, Emily Svensson and husband Leif, Jessica Hooker, Matthew Hooker and wife Chiedza, Lauren Hooker, Erin Hooker, Christina Coolidge and husband Ardee, Kevin Derr and wife Jess, Lisa Przybycien and husband Matthew, Andrew Derr and wife Thais, Michael Derr, Stephen Derr, and Catherine Derr; great-grandchildren Alrek, Magnus, and Henrik Svensson; Bethany, Joshua, Jemma, and Kayla Coolidge; Jack and Wyatt Derr; and Mason Przybycien; sister Mary Sue Grossnickle and husband Richard of Johnsville, MD; sisters-in-law Ruth (Buffington) Thomas of Carroll Lutheran Village and Mary Ann (Burrier) Albaugh of Westminster, MD; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Due to Covid-19, visitation and services will be private, with Pastors Scott and Britnee Linton of the Union Bridge Church of the Brethren officiating. Interment will be in Meadow Branch Cemetery in Westminster. The graveside service will be live-streamed at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 16th at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/MDFHWestminster/. Memorial donations may be made to Brethren Disaster Ministries (churchofthebrethren.givingfuel.com/bdm). Arrangements have been entrusted to the Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home in Westminster. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.myersdurborawfh.com.