Josephine Nelline Garlitz, 87, of Mtn. Lake Park, MD, passed away on February 16, 2023, at Oakland Nursing & Rehabillitation. Born on November 13, 1935, in "The Eddy", WV, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Joseph and Emily Amelia (Evans) Paugh.
Josephine was a proud homemaker, loved her family dearly, and was an avid bingo player. She was a member of the Kitzmiller Assembly of God Church.
She is survived by four children, Rita Garlitz of Mtn. Lake Park, Terry Garlitz and wife Jean of Mtn. Lake Park, Linda Shillingburg and husband Paul of Grantsville, and Tina Dawson and husband Earl of Kitzmiller; six grandchildren, Christa DeWitt and husband Eric of Mtn. Lake Park, Deborah Fike of Deer Park, Amy Fike of Deer Park, Emily Fike of Oakland, William Bircher and wife Shawna of Kitzmiller, Eric Shillingburg and wife Natasha of Grantsville; three step grandchildren, Charlie Birchland and wife Sherry of Elk Garden, Jennifer Dalton and husband Randy of Oakland, and Scott Johnson of Oakland; fifteen great grandchildren, Brandon and Julie Keefer, Johnathan and Kaitlyn DeWitt, Shawn, Zach and Abigail Beckman, Justin, Trenton, and Linzie Darr, Gunner Armstrong, Alyssa and Alex Sweitzer, Gracelynn Bircher, Andrew, Alura, and Brooklyn Shillingburg; two step great grandchildren, Noah and Bentley Birchland; two great great grandchildren, Parker Armstrong and Saffhire Rose Joseph; three siblings, Robert Paugh and wife Waltraud of Myrtle Beach, SC, Bernadine Evans of Keyser, and Nolan "Bud" Paugh and wife Gloria of Deer Park.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Garlitz; three brothers, Leon Paugh, Jerry Paugh, and Leo Paugh; a sister, Velda Paugh; and a great grandson, Brandon Beckman.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, from 11 AM to 1 PM at the C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., 21 N. Second St. Oakland. A funeral service will be held at 1 PM with Pastor Carl Fike officiating. A reception will be held after the service at the Deer Park Community Center.
The C & S Fredlock Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Garlitz family at this time.