Richard E. Mawhorr, a retired Secret Service agent and fraud inspector, died Tuesday of a stroke at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The longtime Arnold resident was 61.
Mr. Mawhorr was born in Ashland, Ohio, and raised in Mansfield, Ohio. He was a 1965 graduate of Mansfield High School and earned a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1978.
During the Vietnam War, he served with the Air Force military police.
He was a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., and from 1970 until retiring in 1990, served as a lieutenant in the Secret Service's Uniformed Division.
Mr. Mawhorr served in the White House during the administrations of Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.
"He said his favorite president to work for was President Reagan because he was so personable," said his son, Tommy Mawhorr of Shreveport, La. "He would actually reach out and talk to the agents."
After leaving the Secret Service, Mr. Mawhorr worked as a fraud investigator for Geico and Nationwide insurance companies until retiring in 2000.
Mr. Mawhorr, who had lived in Arnold since 1975, enjoyed spending time at Ocean City and being with family and friends.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Barranco & Sons Funeral Home, 495 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park.
Also surviving are his wife of 39 years, the former Rosemary McIlwain; a daughter, Erika Mawhorr Bisesi of Severna Park; a sister, Donna McNeely of Mansfield, Ohio; and four grandchildren.