Claymore C. Sieck

July 09, 1991

Claymore C. Sieck, 94, a founder of the wholesale florist business that bears his name, died Sunday at the Meridian Nursing Center, Long Green.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld funeral establishment, 6500 York Road.

Mr. Sieck, who lived in Homeland for many years, retired about 15 years ago as a partner with members of his family in the company that he and another partner started in 1918.

The company, now at Chase Street and the Fallsway, started at St. Paul and Centre streets and was in the 600 block of N. Calvert St. for many years.

In 1960, it began expanding into other East Coast cities and went into the rose-growing business through associated companies.

A native of the Glen Burnie area reared in Anne Arundel County and Baltimore, Mr. Sieck attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. From the death of his father in 1913 until he began his business, he helped his mother operate the family's retail florist business, Smith & Co.

His wife, the former Mary Hope Thornton, died in 1985.

Survivors include a son, William C. Sieck of Hampton; two daughters, Elinor S. Hetzner of the Pinehurst area and Hope S. Gilliams of Potomac; two brothers, Luther S. Sieck of Baltimore and C. Robert Sieck of Hampton; six grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

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