Clifford Steven "Steve" Branch, 64, of Hagerstown, passed away, Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Meritus Medical Center, after a long and courageous battle with diabetes.
Born on November 5, 1954 in Hagerstown he was the son of Patricia (Jackson) Branch of Maugansville and the late, Clifford J. Branch. In addition to his father he also was preceded in death by a son, Michael Baumgardner .
Steve was a past member and deacon of Needmore Bible Church, Needmore, Pa.
He retired as a printer for Quebecor World Inc., Hagerstown and had worked for Arnold Graphic of Hagerstown and Arcata Graphics of Martinsburg, W.Va.
Steve was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing and he was a member of the Hancock Sportsman Club.
In addition to his mother he also is survived by a son, Mark Baumgardner of Waynesboro, Pa.; a daughter, Jodi Branch of Portersville, Pa.; two brothers, John K. Branch of Ohio and Mike S. Branch and wife, Patsy of Hagerstown; two sisters, Linda L. Branch of Maugansville and Mary H. Huffman and husband Fred of Falling Waters, W.Va; one granddaughter, Kara Garvin and numerous nieces and nephews including his niece and caregiver, Starla Marie McCauley.
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at Rest Haven Funeral Home, 1601 Pennsylvania, Hagerstown with Pastor Terry Hoke officiating.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday at the funeral home one hour prior to the service from 12:00 until 1:00 P.M.
Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to offset funeral arrangements, c/o Rest Haven Funeral Home, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.