Andrew “Tommy” Rampmeyer of Trappe, MD, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the Compass Hospice in Centreville, MD. He was 87 years old.
Born at home in the Rickardstown section of Ridgely, MD on October 14, 1930, Mr. Rampmeyer was the son of the late Andrew August Rampmeyer and Mildred Virginia Cross Rampmeyer. He graduated from the Ridgely High School in 1947 and worked at the Breyers Milk Plant for 19 years. In September of 1950 he married his High School sweetheart, Nellie Goad. After the milk plant closed in 1962, the family moved to Trappe where he worked for Western Publishing as a 4/c press lithographer for 26 years until his back caused him to retire in 1986.
Tommy was well known in Ridgely where he collected memories from seniors and had published 11 history volumes for the Town of Ridgely. He created floats for veterans and, because as town boys in Ridgely he and his brothers were ardent soccer players, he was writing a book on soccer on the Eastern Shore. In September of 2017, he was the Grand Marshall of Ridgely’s 150 Years Anniversary Parade. In his later years, he had been a devoted yearly landlord to the purple martin bird family.
Mr. Rampmeyer is survived by his beloved wife, Nellie Rampmeyer of Trappe; two sons, Thomas R. Rampmeyer (Nancy) of Trappe and Robin J. Rampmeyer (Kim) of Ave Maria, FL; three daughters: Regina Jo Dickerson of Trappe, Stacey (Spencer) Truitt of Preston, and Lisa Rae Rampmeyer of Trappe; four grandchildren: Drew Dickerson, Megan Dickerson, Sean Truitt, and Angie Asmussen; five great grandchildren: Madi, Will, Bo, Sam, and Joe; and one brother, “Pete” Claude Rampmeyer of Easton. He is predeceased by three brothers, Arthur “Ott” Rampmeyer, Robert Rampmeyer, and Charles Rampmeyer.
Funeral services will be 11am Monday, June 25th, at the Emmanuel Wesleyan Church located at 4015 Ocean Gateway in Trappe. Friends may call from 6 until 8 on Sunday evening at the Moore Funeral Home, P.A located at 12 South Second Street in Denton, MD. The interment will be in the Old White Marsh Cemetery on Ocean Gateway (Rt. 50) in Trappe.
If friends wish to send donations in memory of Mr. Rampmeyer, the family suggests sending them to The Trappe Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 86, Trappe, MD 21673. To offer online condolences and tributes, please visit moorefuneralhomepa.com.
Trappe Volunteer Fire Company
P.O. Box 86, Trappe MD 21673