Irene Ancell Harbaugh
October 5, 1939- August 19, 2022
Irene Ancell Harbaugh, 82, of Huntingtown passed away August 19, 2022. She was born October 5, 1939, in Washington, DC to Vincent Cleveland Jr. and Irene (Nielsen) Ancell. Irene grew up in Beltsville. She married Thomas Harbaugh in 1962 and they moved to Calvert County in 1974. Irene was primarily a homemaker and worked at Calvert County Parks and Recreation, Busy Bee Nursery School, and the Calvert Room throughout the years. Irene was an avid tennis player and helped institute the first Northern High School Tennis Team which she also coached for several years. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing BINGO, crocheting, shopping, collecting Longaberger baskets and Cat’s Meow houses, reading, and trivia.
Irene is survived by her loving husband of 60 years Thomas E. Harbaugh, Sr., children Fran Clark of Chesapeake Beach, Thomas E. Harbaugh, Jr. of Corvallis, OR, Sam Harbaugh and wife Melissa of Churchton, and Ryan Harbaugh and wife Jennifer of Huntsville, AL, 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and her brother William Ancell. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter Leah Clark, sister Patricia Randolph, and brother Vincent C. Ancell III.