Albert Atlee (Bud) Radcliffe Jr. 392
- Born: 26 Aug 1916, Frederick, , MD 397
- Marriage: Elizabeth Maddox Lane in 1950 396
- Died: 8 May 2008, Frederick, , MD at age 91 31
Lived at 307 Rockwell Terrace, Frederick, MD -- source: Frederick Post 3-7-1941. Also lived at 146 Fairview Ave. on Aug. 26, 1957.
Attended Washington and Lee University, according to Frederick Post 3-28-1935. Played in a tennis tournament 7-18-1936. He's a college senior in 1936. Graduated. A clerk at Farmer's and Mechanic's Bank in Frederick in 7-1937. Ran but failed to win as a director for his alumni association, 6-17-1938. Head usher at Calvary U.Methodist Church for the Lenten service 1-9-1940. Treasurer, Young Men's Democratic Club 5-25-1940. Treasurer of the high school alumni group 6-13-1940. Commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserves 5-16-1943. Became a lieutenant, according to paper dated 6-13-1944. He had been attached to a destroyer and has been in 3 engagements. A judge in a singing contest 6-23-1953. As nephew of a Robert E. Delaplaine, he received a $1,000 bequest. So did Richard M. Radcliffe and Marianna Radcliffe. Director of Frederick Hotel Company 9-26-1955. Co-chair of the Cotillion Club 10-1-1957. Member of Mt. Olivet Cemetery board 5-4-1960. On the church building fund committee. Co-chair of the finance committee for the United Church of Christ 11-9-1960. Officer of Frederick Co. Heart Assn. 6-1-1961. Downtown Merchant's Assn. Chair 8-19-1961. Grand jury secretary 2-10-1962. Pres. of Fred. County Historical Society. There are many more references to AA Radcliffe in the Frederick Post, but I'm tired & going to bed. He must have been quite a fellow! I gave up beginning on 11-5-1964.
Noted events in his life were:
• Residence, 16 Jan 1920, 305 Rockwell Terrace, Frederick, Frederick, MD. 56 Living here are Albert A. Radcliff, wife Helen A., daughter Maryanna and sons Albert and Richard M.
• Residence, 5 Apr 1930, 305 Rockwell Terrace, Frederick, Frederick, MD. 3 Living here are Albert A. as head; wife Helen A., daughter Marianna, Albert A. Jr., and Richard M. They owned their house, valued at $12,000. They owned a radio.
• Education: Frederick High School, 1933. 31 Served as president of his senior class.
• Education: College degree, 1936, Washington and Lee. 31,392 Graduated from Frederick High School, 1933.
B.S. degree in commerce.
• Military Service: U.S. Navy, 13 Jun 1944. 392 Was a lieutenant. Served in the South Pacific and later assigned to the East Coast where he taught deck radar.
• Religion: Methodist, 1940's-1980's. 392 Calvary United Methodist Church, Frederick, MD.
• Occupation: Vice-President of a bank, 8 Nov 1960, Frederick, Md. 398 VP of Farmers & Mechanics - Citizens National Bank.
• Obituary: Frederick News-Post, 11 May 2008, Frederick County, , MD. 31 Mr. Albert Radcliffe
As originally published on Sunday, May 11, 2008.
Mr. Albert Atlee "Bud" Radcliffe, 91, of Frederick died Thursday, May 8, 2008, at Northampton Manor Nursing Center, Frederick. He was the husband of Elizabeth Lane Radcliffe. They were married for 57 years.
Born Aug. 26, 1916, in Frederick, he was the son of the late Dr. A. Atlee and Alberta Mullinix Radcliffe.
He was a graduate of Frederick High School, class of 1933, where he served as president of his senior class. He graduated in 1937 from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., with a Bachelor of Science degree in commerce. He began his working career as a federal bank examiner and retired as senior vice president from Farmers and Mechanics National Bank.
Mr. Radcliffe served in the South Pacific with the United States Navy during World War II. He later was assigned to the East Coast where he taught deck radar.
He was a prominent activist in the Frederick community, having served on many service-related boards including the YMCA and Frederick County March of Dimes. He also served as president of the Salvation Army, Frederick County Historical Society, American Little League and the Mount Olivet Cemetery Board.
Mr. Radcliffe was an active volunteer for the American Heart Association, Boy Scouts of America, United Way and the American Cancer Society. He was a past Mardi Gras King Rex and a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow.
In addition, Mr. Radcliffe was a member of the Board of Associates at Hood College, and was a past chairman of the board. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Mr. Radcliffe was an active member of Calvary United Methodist Church, where he served many years as Head Usher and as past chairman of the Board of Trustees.
In addition to his community service organizations, Mr. Radcliffe was an avid tennis player and was instrumental in promoting tennis in the Frederick area. He was past president of the Frederick Tennis Club and he helped develop the Tuscarora Tennis Barn. He was one of the organizers of the Western Maryland Tennis Patrons Association. He annually helped to organize the Frederick Open TennisTournament.
In addition to his loving wife, Elizabeth, Mr. Radcliffe is survived by three children, Helen Radcliffe Gregory and husband, Ted; Albert A. "Lee" Radcliffe and fianc?e, Gail Mann; and Andrew Lane Radcliffe and wife, Cheryl, all of Frederick. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Elizabeth Lane Fields and husband, Michael; Jane Brodie Gregory; Andrew Lane Radcliffe Jr. and wife, Amanda; Marilyn Kehne Radcliffe; and Caroline Anne Radcliffe; and two great-grandchildren, Justice Elizabeth Fields and Nia Anne Fields.
Mr. Radcliffe was predeceased by a sister, Marianna Radcliffe Zeigler, and a brother, Richard Mullinix Radcliffe.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 12, at Keeney & Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m Tuesday, May 13, at Calvary United Methodist Church, 131 W. Second St., Frederick.
Officiating will be the Rev. Kenneth R. Dunnington.
Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.keeneybasford.com.
• Volunteer Work: Establishment of Scholarship Fund, 30 Jul 2014, Frederick, , MD. From The Frederick News-Post --
"The children of Albert and Elizabeth Radcliffe are honoring the lives of their parents through a new scholarship fund. The Albert Atlee and Elizabeth Lane Radcliffe Memorial Scholarship Fund becomes one of more than 640 component funds of The Community Foundation of Frederick County.
Affectionately known as Bud and Betty throughout the community, the Frederick County natives had a passion for volunteering and were highly involved in many local organizations. The three children, Helen Radcliffe Gregory, Albert Atlee "Lee" Radcliffe III and Andrew Land "Andy" Radcliffe, established the fund to create a legacy for their parents that carries on their lifelong desire to help others. They were involved in many local organizations including All Saints' Episcopal Church, Calvary United Methodist Church, The Garden Club of Frederick, The Historical Society of Frederick County and the board of assiciates at Hood College.
The fund will provide scholarships to graduates of Frederick High School, Bud and Betty's alma mater. Scholarships will be based on the applicant's exemplary community service, academic promise and financial need..."
Albert married Elizabeth Maddox Lane, daughter of Charles Seth Lane and Living, in 1950.396 (Elizabeth Maddox Lane died on 8 May 2013.)