Charles E. Reeder Sr., 87

SEPT. 10, 1925-APRIL 3, 2013

April 04, 2013
  • Reeder

Charles E. Reeder Sr., 87, of Rohrersville, Md., passed from this life Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md.

Born Sept. 10, 1925, in Rohrersville, he was the son of the late Emons and Gertrude (Stull) Reeder. His wife of 41 years, Helen L. (O'Neal) Reeder, preceded him in death in 2007.

Charles was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II.

He retired from Beachley Furniture Co. in 1987.

Charles was a member of Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10 in Boonsboro, Md., and had formerly been a member of AMVETS Post 10 in Hagerstown.

He is survived by two daughters, Roxie L. Kelbaugh of Williamsport, Md., and Sue A. Reeder of Rohrersville; three sons, Charles E. Reeder Jr. of Boonsboro, Michael A. Reeder of Williamsport and Henry A. Reeder of Boonsboro; one brother, LeRoy Reeder of Boonsboro; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his best friend and faithful companion, Jumbo.

Charles was preceded in death by one sister, Hazel Gardner; one brother, Harry Reeder; and one great-grandson.

A funeral ceremony will be Monday, April 8, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev R. Thomas Fralin Jr. will officiate. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at Mount Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery at Locust Grove, Rohrersville, with military honors rendered by Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10.

The family will receive friends Sunday, April 7, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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