Richard Keith Labhart
Richard Keith Labhart, better known to all his friends as “Sam”, peacefully passed away in Port Deposit, MD, on Monday, October 17, 2016.
Sam is survived by his sons, Richard “Rick” Labhart and wife, Tiffany, of Port Deposit; and Steven and wife, Amy Belmont, of Danville, AL; his former wife, Bonnie Belmont Labhart Anderson, of Port Deposit; brothers, Harry Labhart and wife, Julietta, of Gordo, AL, and Ronald Labhart and wife, Maribel, of Havre de Grace; sisters, Kathy Graybeal of Havre de Grace and Mary Anne Barker of Baltimore; stepmother, Billie Labhart of Aberdeen; four grandchildren; one great grandchild; and many cousins.
Sam was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Jean Whitaker Labhart; sister, Kelly Labhart Haines; and uncle, Delmar “Bud” Whitaker.
Sam was born in Havre de Grace on July 25, 1953, where he lived and worked throughout his life as a carpet and flooring installer. Sam was a happy-go-lucky guy who was always “the life of the party” and who lived his life to the fullest. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting deer and upland game as well as Canada geese. He was an excellent fisherman and spent much time boating, fishing and dipping white perch on the Susquehanna River. Earlier in his life, he spent time scuba diving with dad. Sam was devoted to his Beagle hunting dogs and they were likewise devoted to him.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sam’s grandson, Keith. Checks should be made payable to Keith Labhart in care of Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, P.A., P.O. Box 766, Perryville, MD 21903-0766.
A visitation is scheduled for Saturday, October 22, 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, P.A., Perryville, MD, prior to the funeral service beginning at 3 p.m. Following the funeral service, friends and relatives are invited to Rick Labhart’s residence at 201 Funk Road, Port Deposit, MD, for an informal celebration of Sam’s life.
Arrangements by Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, P.A., Perryville, MD.
www. pattersonfuneral homemd.com Elkton, Department of Public Works, as a supervisor. A lifetime member of Singerly Fire Company, Elkton, Mr. Peterson had been involved with Special Olympics and was a member of American Legion Cecil Post #15, Elkton. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, bowling and traveling.
Survivors include his children, John W Peterson, III and wife, Becky, Rising Sun, MD, Jerry Peterson and wife, Candy, Elkton, MD, and Kathy Potts and husband, Tony, Port Orange, FL; grandchildren, Jessica, Jason, Danny, Tyler and Tashina; great-granddaughter, Summer; and siblings, Dorothy White, Elkton, MD, Margaret Joy, Florida, and Franklin Peterson, Virginia.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Peterson was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jackson Peterson; and sister, Henrietta Gregory.
A memorial service for Mr. and Mrs. Peterson will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Charlestown Missionary Baptist Church, 1168 W. Old Philadelphia Road, Charlestown, MD, where visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Interment with military honors will be in Cherry Hill Methodist Cemetery, Cherry Hill, MD.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093-5142.