Richard E. Railing, 88, of Shippensburg, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021, at WellSpan Health Chambersburg Hospital.

He was born Sept. 10, 1933, in Shippensburg to the late Chester T. and Mildred E. (Ott) Railing. Richard was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Richard was a member of the Memorial Lutheran Church, its Men’s Sunday School and a trustee for 11 years, Shippensburg Masonic Lodge 315, Harrisburg Consistory, the Scottish Rite and the Hub City Club. He retired from Volvo, formerly Ingersoll Rand, after 18 years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy J. (Whitmer) Railing, to whom he would have celebrated 70 years of marriage on March 29, 2022; sons, Richard D. Railing and wife, Coletta, of Walnut Bottom, and Scott M. Railing and wife, April, of Shippensburg; granddaughter, Hannah Haramis and husband, Travis, of Maryland; and great-grandson, Howland Haramis.

Professional services have been entrusted to the Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 51 Asper Drive, Shippensburg.

Friends were invited to a Graveside Service at 10 a.m. on

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at Spring Hill Cemetery. Rev. Dr. Chris Suehr officiated.

Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Lutheran Church, 34 E. Orange St., Shippensburg, Pa. 17257, or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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