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Edward C. Meyer, 68

November 28, 2009

SEPT. 30, 1941-NOV. 25, 2009

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Edward C. Meyer, 68, of Martinsburg, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at City Hospital.

Born Sept. 30, 1941, in Johnstown, Pa., he was the son of the late Edward James and Evelyn Ruth (White) Meyer.

He served in the United States Marine Corps and was discharged with the rank of Lance Corporal E-3 with a Good Conduct Medal. He received, during his time with the Corps, his USAFI-High School graduation diploma. He served during the Cuban Missile Crisis from 1961 to 1963.

He retired from Mack Trucks in Hagerstown on Oct. 1, 2001, after 33 years of service. He was a member of Local No. 171 United Auto Workers of America.

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He served the Lord by helping to build onto churches where he was a member, and he served as a Trustee, table set-up man and collection counter. He was involved in the men's prayer breakfast and served at Church Camp. Ed was a saved Christian, knowing the Lord God as his savior.

He helped organize the Marine Corps League in Hagerstown, Md., and was a charter member. He enjoyed W.E.B. Griffin and loved western novels. He was a great Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan and enjoyed watching boxing matches and Steelers games on TV with his wife.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Dana V. (Cookus) Meyer, whom he married Sept. 3, 1988, at Battlefield Bible Church in Sharpsburg, Md., where they attended. He leaves three daughters, Brenda Gordon, Cindy Pottorff and Raschida Sine (whom he raised as his own); two sisters, Janet Troyan of Seward, Pa., and Marsha Mulligan of Martinsburg, W.Va.

He is also survived by five grandchildren, Dustin, Josh, Amanda, Nikki and Brandon, and five great-grandchildren, Skylar, Ariella, Brayden, Cadyen and Kloey.

He is also survived by many cousins, including Judy Drews and Jim Wilson and his wife Eileen; and several nieces and nephews and cousins, including Chris, Jamie, Scott and Brian Mulligan and his wife Jenna. He also leaves behind his little Chihuahua, "Ed's Little Man."

Family and friends will be received Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at 2 p.m. in Rosedale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hedgesville Volunteer Fire Co., 200 Main St., Hedgesville, WV 25427.

To his family, he will always be remembered as "Candy Man."

Condolences may be sent to www.rosedalefuneral.com.

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