Richard (Sonny) Phelps, age 81, passed away at home in Laurel, Maryland on Wednesday, December 25, 2019.
Born June 10, 1938 in Ellicott City, Maryland, son of Albert and Ruth (Hall) Phelps. He was a lifelong resident of Laurel, and worked at the Laurel Post Office for 35 years until retiring in 1992.
Sonny is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elaine (Trossbach) Phelps, son Steven Phelps (Lisa), daughter Sandra Phelps, grandsons Alexander Phelps and Mark Phelps, and brother Herbert Phelps (Penny).
A private family funeral service will be held at Donaldson Funeral Home in Laurel, Maryland on Monday, December 30, 2019, and burial will be at Meadowridge Memorial Park in Elkridge, Maryland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Richard Phelps to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation at 110 East 42nd Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10017.
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