The General Motors retiree died Feb. 1 at the age of 71.
Wednesday, February 20
Suddenly on Friday, Feb. 1, Richard Ivey Sasser Sr., 71, died. He was born April 18, 1941. He was the beloved son of the late Jesse E. Sasser Sr. and Nannie L. Vernon. He is survived by brother Ralph O. Sasser and sister Elouise L. Vaught and his Aunt Louise Bailey He was preceded in death by brothers, Robert E., Donald and Jesse E. Sasser, and sister Margaret L. Browning. Survived by former wife, Carole Richardson (nee Ruckle) and five children, Richard Sasser Jr., Betty Correll (Bill); Babara J. Fisher (Robert); James M. Sasser Sr. (Stephanie); and Tina M. Dennison (Jeff). Also survived by 17 grandchildren, Richard Sasser III, Jacob Sasser, James Sasser Jr., Amanda Sasser, Jesse Sasser, Ernest Fowler III, Alicia Craig, Lindsey Miller, …
Fred Thiess, 71, a longtime community leader and activist, died Monday of cancer.
Dundalk community and elected leaders have hearts heavy with the news of the death of Fred Thiess, an ever-constant presence in many of Greater Dundalk's organizations and efforts. Thiess, 71, a community activist involved in a range of activities and causes from recreation council programs to civic associations and local politics, died Monday, just about a month after being diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. "I just can't believe this happened," Sen. Norman Stone said Tuesday in a voice heavy with emotion. "It's hard to express your feelings for not only a colleague but a good friend." Thiess was involved in local recreation council activities and was president of the New 7th Democratic Club and the Wells-McComas Civic Association, …