Herbert J. Reisig Sr., FBI agent and judge

November 30, 2008|By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN

Herbert Joseph Reisig Sr., a retired FBI agent and Orphans' Court judge, died Nov. 22 of liver disease at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster. He was 72.

Mr. Reisig was born in Baltimore and raised on Aisquith Street. He was a 1954 graduate of City College.

Mr. Reisig was a Baltimore police officer for five years before joining the FBI in 1969.

While working as a police officer, he earned his law degree at night while attending the University of Baltimore.

"He worked in the Baltimore field office handling white-collar crime cases," said Paul T. Baker, a retired FBI agent and friend. "He was very personable, industrious and extremely competent."

After retiring from the FBI in 1994, Mr. Reisig served as an Orphans' Court judge in Carroll County from 1998 to 2008.

The longtime Westminster resident was a member of the Retired FBI Agents Association and the National College of Probate Judges. He was a member and past president of the Maryland Association of Judges of the Orphans' Court.

He was also a member of Buc's Pleasure Club, the Westminster Elks and the Clifton Pleasure Club.

Mr. Reisig enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Wednesday at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Sykesville.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, the former Suzanne Elizabeth Addison; two sons, Herbert J. Reisig Jr. of Manchester and Robert C. Reisig of Eldersburg; two daughters, Suzanne E. Olden of Eldersburg and Jennifer A. Alexander of Taylorsville; two brothers, Charles Reisig of Perry Hall and Francis Reisig of Bel Air; and six grandchildren.

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