Mr. Glenn Oliver Rickard, Jr., 96 of Thurmont, MD., affectionately known as June, Rick, Buddy and Dad, slipped quietly and peacefully away and onto his heavenly journey on April 4, 2021 at Frederick Health Hospital. For almost 56 years he was the husband of Eleanor Louise (Griffith) Rickard, who predeceased him in 2011. Since 2013 he has been married to Mary Ethel (Michael) Rickard.
Born February 11, 1925 in Hagerstown, Md., he was the Son of Glenn Oliver and Mabel Leona (Hose) Rickard.
Throughout a long and active lifetime, he was an electronic engineer for over 60 years, owning and selling a number of businesses, the last being Thurmont Radio and TV. Finding retirement boring, he re-entered employment with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on their Emmitsburg, Md. Campus, as an electronics and communications engineer, finally fully retiring in the late ‘90’s.
Glenn was a member of the Thurmont United Methodist Church for over 50 years where he taught Sunday School for most of his tenure. He also held offices and longstanding membership in the Masonic Lodge, Lions Clubs and Kiwanis, as well as many additional civic organizations. Glenn also proudly served in the United States Army, and was a member of the American Legion.
He had a number of interests and hobbies throughout his long and active life.
In addition to his civic interests he was an avid gardener, loved working on his farm, and really enjoyed rehabilitating and repairing items ranging from pump organs to housing to farm equipment and a lot of everything in between.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his daughter, Aleta L. Fox and husband Gary W. of Rocky Ridge, John W. Rickard and wife Valeria of Haymarket, VA, grandchildren Jennifer Main, Tracey Heims, Jeffrey Fox and Olivia Rickard, and great grandchildren Logan, Lucas, Hunter, Madilyn and Wyatt. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He has had many people who were special friends to him over the years; there are too many to list (you know who you are) and we are extremely grateful for your kindness. His step-children Scott and John were a large help for him and Mary in these last few years. He was predeceased by his son, Glenn O Rickard, III, and his sister Mabel Louise (Rickard) Leisner.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 E. Main Street, Thurmont.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 10 at Thurmont United Methodist Church, 13880 Long Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788.
Interment will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery, Thurmont Maryland, with Eleanor and their son.
Contributions may be expressed to the Thurmont United Methodist Church or to Kline Hospice House of Frederick.
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