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Richard King Larimore

Monday, June 29, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 10:00 am

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Richard King Larimore, 89, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Doey's House surrounded by his family.

Born Saturday, May 30, 1931 in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of the late Walter King Larimore and the late Alice May (Stauffer) Larimore. The family moved to Edgemont in the mid 1930’s where he was raised.  

Dick  attended Smithsburg High School until he entered the U.S. Army in September, 1949, serving in Eschwege, Germany during the Korean War. He was Honorably Discharged in December 1952. After his military service where he was trained as a vehicle mechanic, he worked at Haslacker Motor Co. and then Middlekauff Motors. Later, he became a claims adjuster for New City Insurance Co. and then with Allstate Insurance Company. He then worked for Bear Packing Company as a truck mechanic and finally retired from Fresh Express Packing Co. as lead truck mechanic in 1995. 
Dick was a member of the Hagerstown Elks Club and the Morris Frock American Legion Post 42. He loved wood working and gardening. His greatest pleasure was dancing with his wife at many occasions and especially enjoying their Sunday afternoon dances at Pen Mar Park. 

He is survived by his sisters, Frances Larimore and Nancy Hellane; nephew, Richard Guhr (Patricia), nieces, Karen Sue Hudson (Bill), Joyce Kline (Robert), Liz Jones (Al) of Williamsport, MD, Julia Hellane-Mikolajski (Dave), and nephew, Tim Hellane; Judy Guhr, wife of the late John David Guhr; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Edwina Larimore, brother, Edward "Buddy" Larimore, and nephews, John David Guhr and Vincent Hellane, Jr.

Services will be held Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at 10:00 am, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North Hagerstown, MD, with Msgr. Murphy officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home, Monday, June 29, 2020, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. You will be required to wear a mask while attending the viewing and service.

Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Doey's House, 11370 Caring Pathway Lane, Hagerstown, MD, 21742.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

I am so saddened to be just finding out that Dick passed. I saw him being walked out to the ambulance one evening last month and didn’t realize that would be the last we were going to see him. I wish someone would have let me and my daughters know so we could have paid our respects instead of seeing cars of people going in their house and coming out with their belongings nearly 3 weeks after. Me and my daughters have been their neighbors since 2013. We loved Dick and Miss Eddie as if they were our own family And they treated us the same. We miss Eddie dearly and will now forever miss Dick. Rest Peacefully my dear friend and forever dance with your beautiful sweet love, Miss Eddie.

Nicki, Morgan & Charlotte
Hagerstown, MD

Karen & family, My heart goes out to all of you for your loss. So many memories of him & your aunt when we were kids....such a fun loving couple. He will truly be missed, but will always have a special place in your heart & that's a blessing you'll possess for a lifetime. He's at peace, no longer struggling & now reunited with the love of his life. Heaven's music is playing & I have a feeling that upon his arrival, your aunt's dance card is finally full. ❤

Cathy Hannon
Hagerstown , MD

Hugs and prayers to the entire family. Uncle Dick was such a kind man, he will be greatly missed. Xoxoxo

David and Kim Russell
Sebastian , Florida

We always enjoyed sharing the dance floor with Dick & "Eddie". There was a wonderful group of people who met often and are now with us in fond memory.

Erston and Nancy Newcomer
Hagerstown, MD

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