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Ra T. Kligge
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Ra T. Kligge, age 43, of Shippensburg, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018 at Johns Hopkins Medical Center. He was born Tuesday, December 31, 1974 in Newburg, the son of Thomas D. and J. Brandii F. (Girardin) Kligge of Newburg.

Ra graduated from Chambersburg High School in 1993. He earned his Bachelors of Art in Communications and Art from Shippensburg University. Ra owned and operated Modern Artisan, a graphic designing and consulting business, in Shippensburg. He was a member of Rotary Club of Shippensburg, where he had served as president from 2013-2015 and was on the board of directors and a committee chair, Rotary International District 7390 (Group A) assistant governor 2016-2019, Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Shippensburg Historical Society, where he served as a director, Shippensburg Twp. Planning Commission where he served as secretary, and Shippensburg Revitalization Group where he served as secretary. He also served on the Cumberland County Planning Commission as a commissioner.

Ra has enduring faith in people, building his life around volunteer and humanitarian service work and living by the Rotary Motto "service above self". In addition to leadership roles, he has devoted his time to highway clean-up, Peace Garden maintenance, conceiving and executing the first phase of the Shippensburg Station trailhead facility project and acquiring and constructing public park benches, along with other community revitalization efforts. Additionally he has given countless professional hours of pro bono creative and technical support to nonprofits, businesses and individuals.

Ra has also been a loving mentor and step-father figure to his girlfriend's two young children, and is deeply loved as a partner, son, brother and friend. He is survived by his partner Elizabeth L. Porter and her children, Ingrid and Ira Stottlemyer of Shippensburg, two brothers, Zaun D. Kligge and wife Alison Edge of Davidsonville, MD, Noe T. Kligge and girlfriend Emily Gilmore of Dillsburg, sisters, Kim Galuzzo of Londonderry, NH, Tamara Winters of Melrose, MA, niece Aisley Kligge, nephew Soren Kligge of Davidsonville and devoted aunts, uncles and cousins.

Professional services are entrusted to Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 51 Asper Drive, Shippensburg. A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, May 19 from 12 noon until 2:30 PM at Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Shippensburg.

To honor Ra, memorial contributions may be made to Rotary Club of Shippensburg, PO Box 572, Shippensburg PA 17257 or by planting a tree in his memory. Friends may express condolences at DuganFH.com.


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Saturday

19

May

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

51 Asper Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257


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Rotary Club of Shippensburg

PO Box 572
Shippensburg, PA 17257
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