Richard L. Ramsburg, 78

MAY 14, 1933-AUG. 17, 2011

August 19, 2011
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Mr. Richard Leon "Buck" Ramsburg, 78, formerly of Adamstown, Md., died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Baltimore.  

He was born on May 14, 1933, in Utica, Md. He was the son of the late Henry and Thelma (Herdler) Ramsburg.

From 1953 to 1955, he served in the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. After his military service, he worked for Ideal Farms and Dairy Maid, picking up and delivering milk. He worked as a truck driver and heavy-equipment operator for various construction companies, including Richard F. Kline and Walter W. King.

He was survived by his first wife, Clara Goff.

He is also survived by his children, Grace Ramsburg Goff and husband, Dennis, James "Rock" Ramsburg and wife, Diane, Robert "Bert" Ramsburg Sr. and wife, Brenda, Virginia Ramsburg Sappington, and Michelle Moore and husband, Robert; grandson, Scott Moore; siblings, Kenneth Ramsburg, Sandra Dodd and Thelma Furr; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son, Richard Ramsburg Jr., and sister, Edith Weatherholt.

Buck had special relationships with Russell Fleetwood and family, and the Ryba and Brooks families.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick, Md. The funeral service will begin following the viewing, at 2 p.m. Pastor Carlos Rosado will officiate. Interment will be at Utica Cemetery, Utica.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1393 Progress Way, Suite 908, Eldersburg, MD 21784.

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