Charles H. Crum, 82

AUG. 12, 1928-JUNE 29, 2011

June 29, 2011
  • Charles H. Crum
Charles H. Crum

Charles Henry “Biddy Boy” Crum, 82, of Woodsboro, Md., died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Glade Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Walkersville, Md., following an extended illness.

Born Aug. 12, 1928, in Woodsboro, he was the son of the late Roger William and Neva Pauline Redmond Crum.

He was the husband of Betty Warner Crum, his wife of 56 years.

Mr. Crum was a 1945 graduate of Walkersville High School.

He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Washington in the Pacific Fleet.

He was formerly employed with the Maryland State Highway Administration for more than 30 years.

He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Woodsboro, where he served on the consistory and sang in the choir. He was also a member of the Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Rescue Co.

He volunteered for Hospice of Frederick County, Md., and served on the board of Mount Hope Cemetery.

He was the former commissioner and burgess for the town of Woodsboro.

In his earlier years, he played baseball for Creagerstown in the Tri-County League as a catcher and center fielder. He also played for the Woodsboro Fire Co. softball league. He was known for never wearing his catcher’s chest protector while playing.

Mr. Crum enjoyed watching sports, hunting and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons and daughters-in-law, Donald W. and Marsha Crum of Hagerstown, and Gary A. and Teresa Crum of Monrovia, Md.; grandchildren, Kiona Black and husband, Christopher, of Thurmont, Md., Matthew and Mark Hershman of Hagerstown, Josh M. Crum and wife, Betsy, of New Market, Md., and Jessica Crum of Monrovia; great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Nathan and Eaves Black, and Kyleigh Crum; sister, Helen Hubbard of Hagerstown; brother, Wayne Crum and wife, Charlotte, of Frederick, Md.; two aunts, Mary Catherine Smith and Dorothy Crum; brother-in-law, John Warner and wife, Lorraine, of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers, John and Roger “Toots” Crum; sisters, Nancy Kristings and Sue Patricia Mantell; and brother-in-law, Lewis Warner and wife, Nina.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 2, at Hartzler Funeral Home, 404 S. Main St., Woodsboro, with the Revs. Sean DeLawder, his pastor, and Donald Holman, a retired pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Woodsboro.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, June 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ, 8 N. Second St., Woodsboro, MD 21798; or Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Rescue Co., P.O. Box 153, Woodsboro, MD 21798.

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