William ‘Bill’ Rumberger | Obituary

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William “Bill” Rumberger, 81, of Huntingdon, went to be with the Lord at 2:45 pm on Thursday August 26, 2021, at the Embassy in Huntingdon Park, Huntingdon. He was in poor health following injuries sustained in a car crash in September 2020.

Born June 19, 1940 in Huntingdon, he was the son of the late Wilbur B. and Ruby Jeannette (Demarest) Rumberger.

He is survived by three siblings, Edwin C. Rumberger and his wife, Pat, of Waxhaw, North Carolina, James W. Rumberger and his wife, Bea, of Peoria, Illinois, and Ruby J. Stecca and her husband , David, of Elgin, Illinois; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Rumberger was a founding member of Calvary Independent Baptist Church in Huntingdon, where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher for the undergraduate boys’ class, treasurer and assistant when needed. He shared a special bond with the junior boys’ class and enjoyed taking them camping, picnicking, rafting, canoeing and kayaking; and a beloved teacher and facilitator will be remembered. He has also been actively involved in music programs within the church, including choir, orchestra, special vocal / instrumental groups, and solo singing. He is remembered by family and friends as always being ready to do whatever he is asked or assigned to do in his church.

He was also a member of the National Education Association (NEA).

Mr. Rumberger attended Huntingdon Public Schools and was a graduate of Huntingdon High School. After high school he enrolled at Juniata College, Huntingdon, where he majored in English and Spanish and received a Bachelor of Arts in Education in 1962. Several years later, he received his Masters in education from the University of Shippensburg, Shippensburg; and completed graduate courses at Penn State Altoona.

After graduating from Juniata College, he was employed as a high school teacher; and taught English and Spanish for a number of years at Tyrone Area High School, Tyrone, Huntingdon Area High School, Huntingdon, Juniata Valley High School, Alexandria and Ocean City High School, Ocean City, New Jersey. He then worked at the Pennsylvania Unemployment Office in Huntingdon and Altoona before his retirement. He loved to teach and was always a good, energetic employee who enjoyed working with students and others.

Mr. Rumberger loved to serve the Lord through his church and served him well. He enjoyed fishing, camping, canoeing and kayaking along the Juniata River; and had small camping trailers along Mill Creek, Stone Creek and in Florida. He also loved children and spending time with his family who always stayed close; and I enjoyed visiting them as often as possible in Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina and Winnipeg, Canada.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, at the Calvary Independent Baptist Church, 300 Standing Stone Avenue, Huntingdon, with the Reverend Derrick Suttles as officiant. Private interment will be performed at family convenience at Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon.

Friends will be received at church from 4 p.m. until service on Tuesday, September 14.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Rumberger can be made to the Calvary Independent Baptist Church, 300 Standing Stone Ave., Huntingdon, PA 16652.

Services are under the direction of John B. Brown Funeral Home, 417 Washington St., Huntingdon.

To sign an online guestbook and express your condolences, visit www.johnbbrunfuneralhome.com and www.huntingdondailynews.com.


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