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Dolores Stambaugh

April 13, 1932 — November 26, 2023

Dolores Elizabeth (Filipovitz) Stambaugh, 91, of Chambersburg, PA passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 26, 2023 at the Brookview Health Care Center, Menno Haven. Born April 13, 1932, in Hagerstown, MD, she was a daughter of the late John and Margaret Filipovitz. Her beloved husband, Samuel Henry Stambaugh Sr., whom she married on December 26, 1954, preceded her in death on February 20, 2000.

Dolores graduated from Shippensburg State Teachers College in 1954 with a B.S. in Business Education. She loved teaching and serving as a class advisor at James Buchanan High School and was well respected by many students and colleagues throughout her career. She retired in 1992 from the Tuscarora School District.

After retirement she enjoyed volunteering at the election polls. She also loved playing golf, reading, crossword puzzles, cross stitch, knitting, playing cards and watching football. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by four children, Christine (Jim) Finn, Susan Wagner, Sharon Prentice, and Samuel Jr (Julie) Stambaugh; a sister and brother-in-law, JoAnn and Jack Highberger; seven grandchildren, Angela, Elizabeth, Katlyn, Meredith, Jared, Alex and Kara; and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her sister Joyce McKane.

Dolores was a parishioner at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 PM on Friday, December 1, 2023 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church Narthex beginning at 1:00 PM.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the teams at Menno Haven – Rehabilitation Center, Personal Care, and Brookview Health Care Services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude at, Corpus Christi at, or to the Menno Haven Benevolent Fund at

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