Raymond W. Stumpff, 83, of 823 Market Street New Berlin, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 6:53 a.m., Monday, February 1, 2021, at his home.
He was born March 23, 1937, in Paxtonville, a son of the late Ray Albert and Sarah E. (Furgison) Stumpff. On February 15, 1958, he married the former Janice L. Fultz, who survives.
Ray was a 1955 graduate of McClure High School, where he participated in sports. Ray’s passion was in the art of music where he was involved in many choruses and sang Bass in the quartets. An additional love was playing his trumpet, Ray played with a trumpet trio which received State recognition. He also enjoyed playing hymns on his trumpet in several churches.
Early in his life, Ray delivered the Sunbury Daily Item and worked with his father doing custodial work at the McClure Fire Company and Mount Bethel Church, McClure. He was a 1959 graduate of Lock Haven State College where he majored in education. Ray’s career in teaching began in McConnellsburg, and later taught at the New Berlin Elementary School, where he fulfilled the role of principal. He transferred to the Mifflinburg Middle School where he taught math and social studies. During his 34 years of teaching, Ray also drove school bus for the Mifflinburg Area School District.
Ray was active in the New Berlin Community. He held positions on the town council and volunteered for the New Berlin Fire Company as a first responder for Emergency Medical Services.
After retirement from teaching, he and his wife spent 14 winters in Florida doing missionary work at the Shiloh Youth Ranch.
Ray was a member of the Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, Lewisburg. His faith was especially important to him. He demonstrated this by the way he lived and shared his faith with his family.
Ray was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. The joy of his life was his family. He enjoyed going on camping trips and having picnics by the fire in the back yard.
In addition to his wife of 62 years, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Craig and Connie Stumpff of New Berlin, and Kurt and Michelle Stumpff of Mifflinburg; four grandchildren, Janel and her husband James Anthony of Grove City, Jared Stumpff of New Berlin, Mark and his wife Katie Stumpff of Watsontown, and Andrew Stumpff of Lewisburg; two great-grandchildren, Raymond and Ella Stumpff; one sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Richard Hoy of New Berlin; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted privately by Pastor Alan Doebler and Pastor Robert Rutherford. Live streaming of the service will be available on the Roupp Funeral Home Facebook page, www.facebook.com/rouppfuneralhome at 11 a.m., Thursday, February 4, 2021.
Burial will be in New Berlin Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to either Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, 2823 Old Turnpike Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837, Hospice of Evangelical, 235 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837, or Shiloh Youth Ranch, 10655 Roseland Road Sebastian, FL 32958.
Funeral arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg, PA 17844.