The Obit For Richard Sievers

Richard Hallock Sievers
March 20, 1938 - May 2, 2012


Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on June 17, 2012


Richard passed away peacefully at home on May 2, 2012. He was born on March 20, 1938 to Robert and Vernelle Sievers in Omaha, Nebraska.

Richard grew up in Omaha and Denver, Colorado before moving to Richland, Washington. Here, with the support of his father, he played baseball, and it was here that his interest in the game, and later his profession, all began.

While serving in the Air Force from 1956 - 1960 he played on a championship softball team and was a member of an award-winning precision drill team.

After service in the Air Force he returned to Washington State and later attended Al Sommers umpire school and began his umpiring career, rising to the AAA level with the Pacific Coast League.

During his umpiring career he spent the off-season working in the automobile sales business, his second passion right behind baseball.

Richard is survived by his brother Bill, sister Carole, daughter Julie, and grandchildren Kristina, Ashlie and Joshua.

Rest in peace, Richard. You always wanted to be in the Major Leagues and surely you are there now. Whether hitting that dreaded curve ball or calling balls and strikes your passion for the game of baseball will continue forever. From all your friends and family we all Love you and will miss you a lot.

From your "Little Brother" the "Marine" Gods speed and "SEMPER FI!"