Charles J. MEIDER
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HERTFORD, N.C. - Charles Joseph Meider, 74, of Holiday Island, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, in Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City.
Mr. Meider was born in Manchester, N.H., and was the son of the late Patrick and Constance Jean McAllister.
Retired as a Safety Engineer from Northrop Grumman, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the military police. A member of Warwick Moose Lodge, he had taught hunter safety courses, loved camping and was a great story teller. He also enjoyed his morning coffee with the Holiday Island Coffee Clutch and his membership at the Dance Connection in Elizabeth City, where he and his wife loved to dance. He was a member of Bethlehem Church of Christ.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Patricia Bloxom Meider; three daughters, Cynthia Robins and husband, Mark, Karen Pauley and husband, Tim, and Stephanie Forehand and husband, Jake, all of Gloucester, Va.; eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
A celebration of his life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at Bethlehem Church of Christ, by the Rev. Phillip Alligood. Friends may join the family in the fellowship hall following the service. Miller & Van Essendelft Funeral Home, 1125 Harvey Point Road, Hertford, is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bethlehem Church of Christ, 602 Pender Road, Hertford, NC 27944.
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Published in Daily Press from Dec. 20 to Dec. 21, 2010.
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January 2, 2011
To Pat and the Girls;

Sarah and I were deeply saddened when you called and told me Chuck had died! I will always remember the days when Chuck worked with us in Safety at the Shipyard. Chuck is the reason I am involved in teaching CPR and in Traffic Safety at the yard! Chuck loved all he did, whether it was hunting, fishing, teaching or traveling; but most of all he loved Pat and the Girls, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was proud of all of them! I learned a lot from Chuck, not only as a co-worker and friend, but also a person. He had many admirable attributes and he loved to do storytelling and to dance; we used to love to watch him and Pat at our parties as they danced across the room. We'll always remember Chuck.
"Be not dismayed whate'er betide, God will take care of you!"
George (Brad) & Sarah Bradby
December 28, 2010
Pat and girls, I am so sorry about your loss. I know how hard it is to lose a loved one, as Jep passed away Jan. 2006. My prayers are with you and the family. Juanita Lewis, Mathews, VA Did live on 78th Street
December 23, 2010
Pat and Family,

I was sadden to hear about Chuck. My prayers and thought are with you during this time. Chuck was a cheerful and kind person and I will never forget the good times we had while working at Newport News Shipyard, he in Safety and I was in the Clinic. I am sure you do not remember me but thanks for sharing him with us.
May God continue to keep you in His care.
Connie Robinson
December 23, 2010
December 22,2010
We are so sorry to hear about Chuck.
He and you lived life to the fullest.
What a great legacy he leaves and as a result what wonderful memories you have!
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jerry & Maxine Ramey
Charles Meider
December 21, 2010
Mrs. Meider, Cindy, Karen & Stevie, Grief can be so hard during the holidays, but I hope knowing Chuck is spending Christmas with Jesus will help you cope. Remembering you and all of your loved ones this holiday season. Love to you all,
Terry Tranbarger
December 21, 2010
Cindy , I was so sad to hear of your dads passing. My heart goes out to you and your family. I hope it comforts you to know that he is at peace. May God keep you in his care during this difficult time.
Sherry Edwards
December 21, 2010
Pat, We were truly sorry to hear about Chuck. We haven't kept in touch in the last few years, but we remember him fondly. May God be with you and your family.
Carl and Betty Hicks
December 21, 2010
Cindy, our thoughts and prayers your way. Loosing a parent is so difficult, may you find comfort in knowing you are in the thoughts of those around you.
Phil & Judi Green
December 21, 2010
Mrs. Meider, Cindy, Karen & Stevie,
I have such fond memories of your father.
After reading his obituary - what a full & wonderful life he had. What a great family legacy he created for the world. Praying for you all to have a peaceful holiday.
Billie Connelly
December 21, 2010
Karen and Stevie, My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family during this time. I remember your father from my childhood growing up with you and he was a wonderful man. I am so sorry to hear of his passing.
Bobbi Connelly
December 21, 2010
Pat, Dorothy and I were shocked and saddened to hear about Chuck. The times we were around him we so enjoyed his company. Even though we cannot be there for you at this time, please know that you and your family are in our hearts and prayers.
Jim and Dorothy McDonald
December 21, 2010
I am so sorry to hear about Chuck. We worked in the Safety Department together with Harold. Now we have lost two great people. He was great to work with, and I loved when he would tell his stories.
Debbie Bernardi
December 21, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you. The bowtie will be with me always
Bill & Barbara Bostwick
December 21, 2010
Pat, my condolences to you and the family in the loss of Chuck. I was saddened to hear of his leaving. Chuck and I worked together in the Safety Department for years. May God bring you peace and serenity during this time of sorrow. My prayers are with the family. "...Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." (Ps 30:5) Jimmy Shearn.
December 20, 2010
So sorry to here about Chuck. He was a good friend and I really enjoyed our rides checking jobs and learning from him. He was a fine man and I will miss him.
Jim Pitsillides
December 20, 2010
Remember him from Shipyard.May he rest in peace.
Marvin Barnes
December 20, 2010
Pat and family,
So sorry to hear about Chuck; we go way back to Sunnywood Road together as neighbors. Loved running into the both of you at the Big Band Summer series at Buckroo and different dances. You all seemed to enjoy life so much, what a pleasure to have known you and your smiling faces. Love, prayers and sympathy are being sent to you.
Sue & Tom Shull
December 20, 2010
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
I cherish all my fond memories...of Chuck and you from the beginning, and of all the good times we had over the years. Please know I am here for you.
Patricia Letzinger
December 20, 2010
Very sorry to hear about Chuck. My thoughts are with you. I will always remember the good times we had at Langley and watching the two of you dancing.
Your friend,
Roberto Henriquez
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