Isaac N. Louderback III, 97, of Winchester, VA died on Tuesday, January 17, 2012.
Mr. Louderback was born on October 10, 1914 in Page County, Virginia to Isaac N. Louderback Jr. and Rosalee Manor Louderback. He had a brother, Charles, and sister, Phyliss, both deceased.
Mr. Louderback was a US Army World War II veteran. He was a staff sergeant for the 45th Infantry Div., 158th Field Battalion. He was awarded the Bronze Medal with Valor for action during the Italian Campaign and the Purple Heart during action at Anzio Beachhead, Anzio, Italy.
Mr. Louderback attended the University of Virginia, the American University of Shrivenham England, the University of Richmond, and the Nixon-Clay Business College. He was a graduate of the University of Texas.
Mr. Louderback worked for the Internal Revenue Service for more than 33 years. During the Great Depression he worked 3½ years for the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Shenandoah National Park near his home in Stanley, Virginia.
Mr. Louderback was active in more than 30 civic and fraternal organizations. He was a Boy Scout and active adult leader for many years. He was a member of the Lions Club International for 72 years and was honored with the Melvin Jones Fellowship in 1998. He was a highly active Freemason, who was recognized in 2009 by The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Virginia for 70 years of service. He was a member of the following Masonic Blue Lodges: Magnetic No.184, Stanley, VA; Cochran No.271, Plains, VA; Hiram No.21, Winchester, VA; Washington No.78, Little Washington, VA; Spurmont No.98, Strasburg, VA; Unity No.146, Front Royal, VA; Treadwell No.213, White Post, VA; and, Parson’s Lodge, Richmond, VA.
He was Past Master of Magnetic No.184 and Unity Lodge No.146. He was a member of several Royal Arch Lodges, including Luray No.6, Front Royal No.45, and Winchester, John Dove No.2. He was a member of the Alexandria Scottish Rite, Alexandria National Sojourners No.364, and Shenandoah Valley Chapter No.543. Mr. Louderback was a member of the Knights Templar Commandery at Luray No.19 and Winchester No.12, the Winchester Shrine Club, the Blue Ridge Shrine Club, Front Royal, VA, the Order of the Allied Masonic Degrees, the York Rite College, Order of Scotland, and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Mr. Louderback was married for more than 70 years to the late Virginia (Winnie) Vorous, who died on June 15, 2011. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Margaret Hummer, of Winchester, two nieces, and four nephews.
Visitation will be Sunday, January 22, 2012, at Jones Funeral Home, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. A Masonic service will be held at 2:30 p.m. A private burial service will be held on Monday, January 23, 2012 at Evergreen Cemetery, Berryville, VA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sight Foundation, c/o Winchester Lions Club, P.O. Box 2921, Winchester, VA 22604.