Thomas “Tommy T” Tettimer, age 68, of Port Republic died on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Calvert Memorial Hospital. He was born September 28, 1946 in Prince Frederick, Maryland. Tommy graduated from Calvert High School in 1964, before joining the military. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1964 and was assigned to the U.S.S. Intrepid, where he served in the Vietnam War.
Tommy joined the Prince Frederick Fire Department (Company 2) in 1965, and in 1967, he transferred to the 2nd District Volunteer Rescue Squad (Company 4), where he volunteered for 48 years. During his time at Company 4, Tommy served on the Board of Directors, as the Treasurer, Vice President, and the Chief. In April 1994, Tommy was inducted into the Calvert County Hall of Fame. Then, in May 2004, he was inducted to the Southern Maryland Volunteer Fireman’s Association, where he continued to be a dedicated member.
Tommy spent a lot of time at the ballpark, playing and coaching his children. He loved old cars, cooking, catering, and vacationing at Bethpage Campground. Tommy was a member of the American Legion, Calvert County Sportsman’s Club, and the Elk’s Lodge.
Tommy was one of six children. He was preceded in death by his father, William Andrew Tettimer; his brother, William “Billy” Tettimer; his sister, Myrtle T. Hance; and his nephew, Kevin Michael Tettimer. He is survived by his mother, Doris Woolford Tettimer; his wife, Pamela Tettimer; his sister, Doris Ann Weems (Maurice); his sister, Pat Tettimer (Cathy); his brother, James Tettimer (Lisa); his children, Melissa Thrasher (Brian), Christopher Tettimer (Donna), Valerie Mayer (Brian), Gary Willis (Nikki), Nicki Willis (Chris); his grandchildren, Sean Tettimer, Taylor Thrasher, Connor Thrasher, Madison Mayer, Preslee Mayer, Karis Mayer, Sadie Willis, Kylie Willis, and Averie Higgins.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Hance III, Thomas Hance IV, Jacob Hance, Matthew Tettimer, Joshua Tettimer, Jason Atherton, and Chad Lankford. Honorary Pallbearers will be long time friends, John Murphy, Ronnie Wood, Sonny Hayman, and Deanie Walton.
Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 P.M. and 6:00-8:00 P.M. (Fireman’s Prayers) at the Rausch Funeral Home 4405 Broomes Island Rd., Port Republic, MD 20676. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 11:00 A.M., at the Full Gospel Assembly of God Church, in Prince Frederick. The burial will follow church services at the Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens at 3270 Broomes Island Rd, Port Republic, Maryland. The family is inviting all friends to join them at the Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad (Company 4) following all services. Arrangements provided by the Rausch Funeral Home of Port Republic.
All contributions should be made to the Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 346, Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678.