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Frederick "Freddie" E. Reeder, 66

August 05, 2010
  • Frederick "Freddie" E. Reeder
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JAN. 7, 1944-AUG. 4, 2010

Frederick "Freddie" E. Reeder, 66, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at his home in Boonsboro, Md., while surrounded by his family and friends after a 13-year fight with cancer.

Born on Jan. 7, 1944, he was the son of the late Harry L. and Mary C. (McCarty) Reeder.

He was a 1962 graduate of Boonsboro High School.

Mr. Reeder was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War.

Freddie retired in 2002 from Mack Trucks in Hagerstown, after 39 years of service.

He was a member of Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10 in Boonsboro and a life member of AMVETS Post 10 in Hagerstown. He also was a member of the Improved Order of Red Men Boonsboro Tribe 155, the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 948 in Charles Town, W.Va., and the UAW Retired Workers Local 171.

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Freddie was an avid thoroughbred racing fan and enjoyed his frequent visits to Charles Town for more than 50 years.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret V. (Welsh) Reeder; his daughter, Heather D. and her husband William Salb of Crofton, Md.; his brother, Glenn H. Reeder and his wife Rosemary of Boonsboro; his two grandchildren, Ryan D. and Eric W. Salb; five nieces, Selena and her husband Chris Doyle, Kelly and her husband Todd Moore, Wendy and her husband Kevin Murphy, Teresa and her husband John Parker, and Samantha Ryan; and four nephews, G. Scott Reeder and his wife Deena, Michael Miller, Bradley Welsh and Freddie Welsh. He also is survived by four great-nieces and one great-nephew.

Freddie was preceded in death by his brother, H. Sherman Reeder, and his nephew, Brian Hull.

A funeral ceremony will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. Burial will follow in Boonsboro Cemetery. Military honors will be rendered by Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10 in Boonsboro.

Friends may begin visiting the funeral home at noon on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at BastStaufferFuneralHome.com.

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