Sykesville History – Samuel B. Richeson Dies Suddenly; Rites Saturday

May 12, 1960

Samuel B. Richeson, Sykesville electrical inspector, died suddenly at his home on Linden Avenue early Wednesday, May 11. He was 49.

Mr. Richeson suffered a heart attack last December and spent three weeks in a Baltimore hospital. Since then he had been convalescing at his home and was believed improving. Apparently he had another seizure Wednesday morning and passed away in his sleep.

For the past ten years, Mr. Richeson had served as electrical inspector in Carroll and Howard counties for the Middle Department Association of Fire Underwriters. Prior to to that time, he conducted an electrical repair business in Sykesville.

He was a son of the late Samuel Hope and Lynda Rucker Richeson.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Louise G. Richeson, and three daughters — (Mary Hope) Mrs. George Arrington, Sykesville; (Helen) Mrs. Richard Howes, Albequerque, New Mexico, and Miss Kathleen Richeson, at home.

He also leaves three sisters– Mrs. Frank Yohn, Westminster, Mrs. Stephen Ruth, Howard County, near Sykesville, and Mrs. William Justice, Flohrville; and two grandchildren.

Mr. Richeson was a member of Freedom Lodge, No. 112. A.F. & A.M., and of Carroll Chapter, Royal Arch Masons. For a number of years he was an active member of the Sykesville Volunteer Fire Co.

Services will be held Saturday, at 2 P.M., from the Weer & Height funeral home, Rt. 32, Sykesville. Rev. Paul R. Diehl, pastor of  St. Paul’s Methodist Church, will officiate and Masonic burial rites will be conducted by members of Freedom Lodge. Interment is to take place in Oak Grove Cemetery, Glenwood.

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