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On 24 September an old and dear friend of twenty five plus years left his earthly homeland of Bavaria, Germany. Hubertus, along with his two brothers, owned a centuries old farm on Collins Wharf Rd in Allen, MD. This farm, which lies behind a brick gateway along Wicomico Creek has been a mainstay of the community since 1733.

Hubertus was surrounded by daughters Natalie, Isabel, Carolin and Sophie who held him, and eased his fears to let go, and feel safe in his passing.

Hubertus reminded Mary Agnes and me as being like an overgrown Leprecheaun. Hubertus was always so happy with life, especially his yearly visits to the Eastern Shore and the village of Allen.

There are nothing but wonderful memories of Hubertus and his daughters over the years. Once I picked him and his entourage up at Dulles airport each year, it was a constant how’s this, how’s that and what’s new. This went on non-stop until once on the Eastern Shore and the “Kentucky Fried Chicken” sign was spotted,

it was time to stop, all were hungry.

He shall be missed by all those he touched.

Rest in peace my friend as you sail off in das Boat.

( Hubert’s greatest toy was his hydrofoil, brought over from Germany in a shipping crate many years ago. The scene of that boat flying up the Wicomico River at 60 mph with Hubert at the helm, shall be greatly missed.)

My best interpretation of the Death Notice

You are no longer where you were,
but you are everywhere we are

DR. Hubertus Rechberg
died peacefully in the circle of his beloved daughter

  • 12 March 1948 in Munich
    Died September 24, 2019 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

In great love and gratitude we bid farewell to our father, father-in-law, grand-father and brother.

Wednesday the 2nd of October

11:00 am funeral service and funeral takes place
in the parish church ST. Clemens in 82438 Eschenlohe place.

12:30 – 17 o’clock approx. Reception in Wengwies

5.30 pm Children’s dinner PANCAKES – at Kiki
(Maus’s kitchen is occupied by the caterer!)

8 pm Family Dinner- at the Mouse

Until we meet again my friend.

Semper Fi
Don’t forget to check on the elderly.

11 Comments

  1. Ron Walker says:

    I feel your grief, Rooster. Too soon, those that are bright spots in our lives, leave us.

    You are no longer where you were,
    but you are everywhere we are,

    Condolences, on the passing of your great friend.

  2. PAULA WRIGHT says:

    SORRY , I MISSED OUT ON THE DOCTOR & HIS FAMILY . & FOR YOUR LOSS.

  3. This was a lovely tribute to your friend of long standing.

    • I got to see him early in the month, he was only here a few days and his failing health made him return to the beauty of the mountain he lived on. I managed his 250 acre property on the water for many years and learned to appreciate all that the Eastern Shore’s nature has to offer. He will be dearly missed by all our family.

  4. I’m sorry to hear of the death of your friend. I’m sure his spirit lives on in those who loved him.

  5. dorannrule says:

    I am so sorry you have lost a good friend.

  6. Chrissie says:

    What a beautiful goodbye. My condolences.

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