Frederick Trumble, 52, a vice president and manager of the Northeast branch office of Riggs National Bank, died of cardiac arrest Monday while on a deer hunting trip in Dorchester County near Cambridge, Md.

He began his banking career in 1948 with the Lincoln National Bank office at 7th and D streets NW. When that bank consolidated with Riggs 10 years later, he was transfered to the newly opened Northeast branch on 4th Street.

The moved up through the ranks to assistant cashier and assistant manager and was named manager in 1974 and vice president and manager a year later.

Mr. Trumble was born in Washington. He served with the U.S. Army in 1945-46, seeing duty in the Philippines. He then graduated from Veterans High School Center here. He also graduated from the American Institute of Banking and attended Strayer Business College.

He was a member of the Northeast Businessmen's Association, the Metropolitan Washington Board of Trade and the Idlewilde Civic League Association in Anne Arundel County, where he had a summer home. His residence was in Wheaton.

He is survived by his wife, Lucille, and a son, David, both of Wheaton; another son, Kerwin of Silver Spring, and a daughter, Nancy Cox of Suitland.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the American Heart Fund.