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Blair T. Carbaugh

d. December 29, 2022

Blair T. Carbaugh

Blair T. Carbaugh, Ph. D., aged 92, of Moser Road, Danville died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday afternoon, December 29, 2022.

Born at Waterside, Bedford County, he was a son of the late Ernest H. and Violet I. (Fletcher) Carbaugh. He resided in Rush Township since 1990.

Blair was a graduate of Replogle High School in New Enterprise in 1947. He received his B. S. degree from Manchester College, Manchester, Ind.; his Master’s degree in Education from Penn State University in 1961 and his Ph. D.  in Biological Sciences from Penn State University in 1970.

He taught at Lock Haven University from 1966 until he retired in 1990. Earlier he was an educator in Converse, Ind.

Blair’s hobby was growing blight resistant American chestnut trees and he had a breeding orchard at his home.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jonathan Carbaugh and a brother, Allen Carbaugh.

Surviving is his wife, the former Mary L. Moser, with whom he observed their 32nd wedding anniversary on October 9, 2022; two sons: David A. Carbaugh, Sedona, Ariz. and Donal Carbaugh, and his wife LuAnne of East Hampton, Mass.; a step daughter, Elizabeth M. Witting and her wife Su Fairchild of Bloomsburg and a step-son, Edward P. Witting, and his wife Lisa Gugino of Portland, Ore.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two sisters: Betty Moudy and Mardella Lesher, both of Martinsburg.

Private services will be held by the immediate family,

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Pennsylvania Chapter, The American Chestnut Foundation, Penn State University, 108 Business Services, 206 Forest Resources, State College, PA `16802

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Roat-Kriner Funeral Home, 1133 Bloom Road, Danville.


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