Dennis Ebaugh, Sr. (pictured left) is celebrating 40 years as the facilities manager at St. Joseph Parish in Emmitsburg on February 4, 2020.
Denny was hired as a young 25-year-old by Rev. Francis X. Quinn, C.M. During his career at St. Joseph’s, he worked for the Archdiocese of Baltimore and 12 Vincentian pastors. He is the sole worker of the complex, and his duties include the upkeep of the church, the rectory, the parish hall, as well as all the grounds, which includes mowing, snow removal, and the maintenance and cleaning of two cemeteries.
Denny has commented that
among the many projects he has done over the years, he is most proud of
overseeing the building of the St. Joseph Parish Hall, where he served as the junior
project manager; the Hall was completed in 1991. He also served as the project
manager for St. Joseph Church Restoration beginning in 2003 and was completed
Denny and his wife, Elaine, are members of St. Joseph Parish, where they are still very active in their parish. Another proud moment for Denny was when he received the Medal of Honor in 2003, presented to him by Bishop Francis Malooly (his wife was very proud, too!). Denny expressed to his fellow parishioners, as well as his past and present bosses/pastors, a sincere “thank you” for the many years that he was able to work for the parish. He plans on retiring sometime this year.