Richard N. Seaborg, 74, government administrator

April 15, 2005

Richard Nelson Seaborg, a Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene administrator, died of cancer Monday at Carroll Hospital Center. The Hampstead resident was 74.

Born in Evanston, Ill., he served in the Navy from 1951 to 1954 and while stationed at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, met his future wife of 50 years, Phyllis Garmer.

Mr. Seaborg earned a business administration degree from the University of Baltimore. He worked at the Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River and also worked in sales promotion at the International Harvester Co. on 25th Street and at Hunt Valley.

In 1995, he retired from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where he was chief of the division of adjunct services in downtown Baltimore.

For 30 years, he lived in the Idlewylde section of Baltimore County and was president of the committee for the Cub Scouts of Idlewylde. He was also a past president of the Idlewylde Association, and a member of the Manchester-Lineboro Lions Club, North Carroll Senior Center, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Hampstead American Legion.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Lemmon Funeral Home, 10 W. Padonia Road, Timonium.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three sons, Richard Nelson Seaborg Jr. of Mount Airy, Eric Nelson Seaborg of Rosedale and Kris Nelson Seaborg of York, Pa.; a daughter, Gretchen Lee Ruch of Boring; three brothers, Robert B. Seaborg of Clinton Corners, N.Y., Harvey B. Seaborg of Orland Park, Ill. and Charles R. Seaborg of New Lenox, Ill.; and six grandchildren.

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