H. Lee Ramsburg


Services for H. Lee Ramsburg, a retired businessman and lifelong resident of Howard County, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Rockland United Methodist Church in Ellicott City.

Mr. Ramsburg died Saturday of emphysema after a brief stay at the Meridian Nursing Center in Severna Park. He was 98.

Born in Daisy, a community in western Howard County near Woodbine, he attended high school in Howard County and spent most of his life in Ellicott City.

His first wife, the former Lillian Stirn, whom he married in 1927, died in 1978. He married his second wife, the former Elizabeth James Rogers, in 1979. She died in 1981.

With his brother, Alva, Mr. Ramsburg organized the Ramsburg Supply Co. in Ellicott City in 1931, retiring from the farm machinery and supply business in 1955.

Over the years, he served as a director of Stromberg Publications Inc. and as treasurer of the Howard County Savings and Loan Association. Mr. Ramsburg also had been a director of the Central Bank of Howard County, a member of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee and a vice president of the Citizens National Bank in Laurel.

He also was a member of the Ellicott City Rotary Club.

Survivors include his son, Everett L. Ramsburg of Marriottsville; a daughter, Luciene R. Pfefferkorn of Annapolis; two sisters, Ruth R. Stirn and Myrtle R. Wells, both of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; six grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial donations to the American Lung Association, 1840 York Road, Baltimore 21204.

Copyright © 2019, The Baltimore Sun, a Baltimore Sun Media Group publication | Place an Ad