Kermit Stambaugh, Jr. passed away at Hanover Hospital on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 in Hanover, PA from complications following lung cancer. He was 55 years old.
Kermit was born on August 3, 1965 in Kingsport, Tennessee to his parents, Kermit and Peggy Stambaugh. He married Denise Willis on June 20, 2008. Kermit lived with his wife in Glenville, PA and worked as a carpenter for Woods Bros Inc. Kermit trained apprentices and lead a framing crew for most of his life. In Kermit’s spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his family, cooking on the grill, and cultivating in his vegetable garden.
Kermit is survived by his wife, Denise, their children, Joseph Cole, Brittany McClain; his parents Kermit and Sandy Stambaugh; mother Peggy Entler; six brothers, three sisters; and five grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his sister Laurie Entler, cousin Bobby Kirk, nephew Justin Stambaugh and grandmother Georgia Stambaugh.
Kermit will be cremated and a memorial service will be held in his honor in May. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Kermit’s life. Any monetary donations or gifts can be given to the family at the time of the celebration of life in May to offset funeral costs.
Dear Denise and family,
Such a beautiful tribute to Kermit. I may have only knew him a short time, but it felt like years. You were his Angel on earth. He couldn’t ask for a better caregiver during this difficult time. You weren’t just his caregiver, you are his life. His friend, best friend, lover, spouse, etc. You are his everything. I know it will hurt for a long time. But, remember there are others hurting and they seek the comfort you are seeking. Be with them, talk to them or just be beside them. They know that hurt.
I love you Denise. I loved Kermit too. But, he’s at Peace now. I will always be here for you. You need me, call me day or nite. As the Lord holds Kermit in the palm of his hand, I will always hold you close to my heart. Rest in Peace our gentle soul and loved one.
Kermit as I knew him, lived like every day was his best day and he gave each day his best. I have worked with Kermit for the past 27 years and knew him to build like he lived, he was the Hammerin Hank of our job site. No one could keep up with his production, yet by his example and good nature he found the time to teach the new guys to be better builders.
Kermit was diagnosed with cancer in October 2018, yet he continued to work up until 10 days before he passed. He worked like he lived, he gave all everyday.
We’re going to miss you Brother
Time pulled us young friends apart but your were one of the best friends I had.I always knew I could count on you for whatever. You will be missed! Love and condolences to the family.
I Thank God for our Nanny and pappy Stambaugh, if not for them we may have never really know each other. Alot of us grandkids spent time playing with each other on the farm when we were little. Jr was aunry as hell ,and alsome childhood memories, I will carry on! Kiss Nanny and Pappy for me. Love you 💖
so very sorry for your loss we really liked Kermit alot our thoughts and prayers are with you
Kermit was many things to our crew. He was a guy that carried twice the load of a normal man, he was first on the wall to guide the trusses in place and then up on the peak of the roof to nail it off. Kermit lead by example, leaving behind a legacy of well built carpenters and glorious houses.
He was also a gentle giant of a man…my young daughter once came into my office to tell me “one of your guys are here” I said which one? She said “the nice one”
We’re going to miss you Brother
Our heart is broken for you. He was such a great guy and we will miss him. Please don’t hesitate to call if you need anything!
Sorry for the loss of a good man. We where great friends.
You were my workout buddy for awhile back in 2006. I wont say where But you def were a fun dude to hang with bud. I am sorry for the families loss. He was a strong funny guy. And even here in Pa he will be missed!