Julius Richburg Jr., a retired policeman and security officer who was a deacon in his church and was active in its state and national groups, died Thursday of pneumonia at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 69 and lived on East Lafayette Avenue.
Services for Mr. Richburg were being held today at Israel Baptist Church, Chester and Preston streets.
He retired in 1988 as a security officer for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. and in 1979 as a patrolman on the Baltimore police force.
During 26 years on the force, he served in the Northern and Central districts, becoming a community relations officer who worked in the Officer Friendly program.
Born in Columbia, S.C., he came to Baltimore as a child with his family and was a graduate of Dunbar High School.
In 1962, he was ordained as a deacon at the Israel Baptist Church, where he most recently was interim chairman of the trustees. He also had been president of a senior choir, treasurer, Sunday school director and active in many other groups.
He also was first vice presidentof the Deacons Conference of the National Baptist Convention of America and served the Maryland Baptist Convention as a member of the executive board and president of the Brotherhood.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Marbell Delores Carey; a son, Julius James Richburg; three daughters, Marva Delores R. Thorne, Joan Elizabeth Richburg and Francine Marie Richburg; a brother, Thomas Richburg; seven grandchildren; and five great-granddaughters.