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Rev. Raymond M. Kingsborough

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Rev. Raymond M. Kingsborough, 96, a retired Elder, died Nov. 25, 2018, at his home in Carlisle, Pa.  He was ordained in 1959. A funeral service was held Nov. 30 in a Carlisle Funeral Home. The Rev. Matthew D. Plant officiated.  Burial is in Springville Cemetery, Boiling Springs, Pa.  

He was born Oct. 5, 1922, in Carlisle, a son of the late Leroy B. and Effie M. (Bradey) Kingsborough. He was a graduate of the Messiah Academy in Grantham. 

 Raymond Kingsborough and Pearl I. Wilhelm married in 1946 before he began his ministerial education.  They had two sons and a foster daughter. She died in 2006, after a 60-year marriage.

Kingsborough served in the Baltimore-Washington Conference from 1957 to 1988 when he retired. His ministry was in multi-church charges. The first was in Manchester, 1957-1960, which included Miller’s, Bixler’s and Mt. Zion UMCs; and New Bloomfield, Pa., Charge, which included Trinity, Dellville and Snyder’s UMCs from 1960-1968. He then served Deerfield and Weller’s UMCs in Thurmont 1968-77; his appointment was until 1983 to Pikeside UMC in Martinsburg, W.Va.; he was then appointed to the Darlington Charge, with Darlington UMC and Rock Run UMC, from 1983 until his retirement in 1988.

Survivors include two sons, Stanford S. Kingsborough of Mechanicsburg and David L. Kingsborough (and his wife, Betty) of Duncannon; one daughter, Fay Shreve (and her husband, George) of Carlisle; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.