C. Edward Reddick

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C. Edward Reddick, 90, of Union Bridge, died Friday, June 6, 2014, at Kline Hospice House, near New Market, of heart failure.

Born Oct. 9, 1923, in Walkersville, he was the son of the late Celius Weaver "Bee" Reddick and Lula Irene Crum Reddick. He was the husband of Deborah J. Reddick, his wife of 49 years.

His family moved to their farm near Uniontown on Baust Church Road March 31, 1931. He was a 1940 graduate of New Windsor High School and then farmed with his father. He played baseball for the Wakefield and Taneytown teams and soccer for Walkersville.

He was married to Virginia Quesenberry from 1953 to 1960. He was employed with Lehigh Portland Cement Company from 1957 until his retirement in 2001, when the new plant was built. During the last 37 years with Lehigh, he was head kiln burner on the evening shift. He was raised a Lutheran and became a member of the Union Bridge Church of the Brethren in 1953. He married Deborah Johnson, a registered nurse from Michigan, on Feb. 11, 1965.

He enjoyed hunting, starting at age 6. He especially enjoyed hunting elk in the mountains of western Montana, where he lived in a camper or tent and never employed a guide. He began hunting deer in Maryland in 1947 and also got a bear and mountain goat in Idaho and a moose in Montana. He made lifelong friendships with the ranchers in the west.

He enjoyed many years of waterfowl hunting and fishing with John Nafzinger, of Crumpton. His sister, Martha, persuaded him to run, at the age of 50, in the John F. Kennedy 50-mile marathon, which started in Boonsboro. He ran it five times, coming in first in his age class in 1974, 1975 and 1976. He also enjoyed gardening, and every summer he kept a large, weed-free garden and canned and froze the produce.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughters Anne Himes and husband Jeff, of Boonsboro, and Laura Lee, of Frederick; grandchildren Hannah and Andrew; a sister, Martha Hauver, of Thurmont; and a brother, Leonard "Si" Reddick, of Uniontown.

He was predeceased by sisters Marion Masser, Betty Long, Mary Marie Reddick and Charlotte Reddick.

Hartzler Funeral Home, 6 E. Broadway, Union Bridge, will be open for friends to call starting at 10 a.m. Monday, and the family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m.

A memorial service will be held at noon Tuesday at Union Bridge Church of the Brethren, 124 S. Main St., Union Bridge, with the Rev. James Benedict officiating.

Private interment will be in Chapel Cemetery, near Libertytown.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Union Bridge Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 518, Union Bridge, MD 21791.

Online condolences may be offered at www.hartzlerfuneralhome.com.

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Hartzler Funeral Home
6 East Broadway
Union Bridge, MD 21791
(410) 775-7200
Published in Carroll County Times on June 8, 2014
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