Bob Lookingbill

Mayor and Board of Commissioners
Title: Commissioner
Phone: 301-271-7313
Bob Lookingbill

Born at Annie M. Warner Hospital in Gettysburg, PA to Francis and Blanche (Stull) Lookingbill. Grew up in Taneytown, MD

Met Joy Sweeney of Thurmont July 3, 1968, my mom passed away September 14, 1968. Married Joy June 28, 1969, and have 3 children Mark (Luv), Matt (Kelly) and Lindsay (Eric). 5 grandchildren Ryan, Chase, Madisyn, Mackynsie , and Rylan.

Moved to Thurmont and purchased our house in Catoctin Heights in September 1972. Became active in Thurmont Little League as a Coach, manager, vice-president, and president. Became MD. District 2 administrator for Little League International. Brought the Challenger Little League program to Frederick and Carroll Counties. Joined Thurmont Lions Club and served in various officer positions including president. Joined Guardian Hose Co. 10 and became a life member. Joined Thurmont Community Ambulance Service as a driver and served on board of directors and as vice-president. Member of Thurmont Post 168 Sons of the American Legion. Member of Thurmont Post 7 Sons of Amvets. Life member of the Blue Ridge Sportsman’s Association.

Worked in construction in my early years as a carpenter for several different companies.

After moving to Thurmont, I worked for Seiss Construction for many years. Following a few back surgeries, it was recommended I change professions, so I went to electronic school in Baltimore where I learned electronics. Opened a TV/VCR sales and service business (Lookingbill Electronics). Worked part-time for Routzahn’s doing TV repair. Went to work full-time for Boscov’s Department Stores as a Regional Service Manager. Also enjoyed doing a weekly Saturday morning radio show on WTHU. After leaving Boscov’s I went to work for Microbiology International as their service manager. I traveled the U.S. and Canada extensively doing repairs on scientific instruments and traveled to Europe several times each year for training. After leaving Microbiology International I became employed by Battelle Memorial Institute as their first Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET). I worked inside the Biodefense Campus which is located inside Fort Detrick at the N.I.A.I.D. Integrated Research Facility (IRF). This facility was under construction at the time, and I was responsible for getting all the scientific equipment in place and maintaining the equipment in proper working condition. This included equipment inside BSL-4 labs (high containment) that required working in pressure suits to avoid becoming contaminated by the research. I retired from there and decided to take a retirement job with Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) as a school bus driver which I am currently continuing to do.

Over the years I have volunteered to serve on several Thurmont commissions to include Parks, Police, Board of Appeals and Board of Elections. I served from 2007-2011 on the Thurmont Board of Commissioners and started a Seniors Commission to give Thurmont Seniors more opportunities to have their needs addressed.


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