Frederick "Freddie" E. Reeder, 66

August 05, 2010
  • Frederick "Freddie" E. Reeder

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.


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

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