Luther S. Sieck, floral supply salesman

February 01, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Luther S. Sieck, a retired longtime floral supply salesman and Dickeyville resident, died in his sleep Jan. 22 at Mercy Ridge in Timonium. He was 100.

Born at home in Federal Hill, Mr. Sieck was raised in Northwest Baltimore, where he attended Forest Park High School.

Mr. Sieck worked as a driving instructor until the 1930s, when he joined Claymore C. Sieck, the wholesale family-owned flower firm established in 1918.

For more than 40 years until retiring in the 1970s, Mr. Sieck traveled the East Coast selling the company's floral supplies.

During World War II, he had a second job working for the Westinghouse Electric Corp.

Mr. Sieck, who had lived in a home on Wetheredsville Road in Dickeyville for 68 years, moved in 2001 to the Timonium retirement community.

An avid walker, Mr. Sieck continued his daily walks until he was 95. He also enjoyed reading and working in his yard.

His wife of 66 years, the former Miriam Holden, died in 2003.

A graveside service will be held for Mr. Sieck at 10 a.m. Feb. 20 at Druid Ridge Cemetery, 7900 Park Heights Ave., Pikesville, which will be followed by an 11 a.m. memorial service at Dickey Memorial Presbyterian Church, 5116 Wetheredsville Road, Dickeyville, where he had been a longtime member.

Surviving are two sons, David Y. Sieck of Baltimore and Philip L. Sieck of Staunton, Va.; a daughter, Nancy S. Lawson of Framingham, Mass.; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

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