Charles Edwin Hartzell Sr. (1928 - 2014)

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Charles Edwin "Ed" Hartzell Sr., age 86, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2014 at Carroll Hospital Center. Born in Hartford County near Aberdeen on October 22, 1928, to Walter and Pauline Hartzell. Ed was the second of six siblings. Growing up in southwest Baltimore City, he spent his summers with family in Harrisonburg, Virginia. In 1946, Ed joined the US army and shipped out to Japan "on the tail end of a typhoon" just after the end of World War II. He was stationed there for two years as an MP. After returning home, he married his sweetheart Helen Celeste Robertson in May of 1949. The wedding was at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Baltimore City - the parish they would return to in 1968 as devout parishioners until 2004 when the church closed. Ed and Helen were both very active in their church, frequently volunteering for church projects and events two or more days per week. Upon his return from Japan, Ed worked as a traveling auditor. As a result, he and his family lived all over the western United States. Ed and Helen moved back to the Baltimore area in 1968, where he began a new career as a manager of a finance company until his retirement in 1992. He was an avid card and chess player, spending many evenings playing pinochle with his friends and family, eventually passing on his card skills to his grandson, Ryan. Ed and Helen lived in Arbutus from 1968 until 2002, when they moved to Westminster to reside with their daughter. They joined St. Bartholomew's Roman Catholic Church in Manchester and quickly became devout members, helping with church activities and singing in the choir. Ed also became an active member of the Knights of Columbus until his health began to fail. His wife Helen passed away in March of 2010. He is survived by children, Celeste M. McNulty and husband Lee, Vernon A. Hartzell and wife Mary D., Charles E. Hartzell, Jr., and Ann Marie Hartzell, 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, siblings Reda Burk, Marland Hartzell, Ellen mcKenna, Wanda Leva and the late Louis Hatzell. Friends may call at the LOUDON PARK FUNERAL HOME, 3620 Wilkens Ave., Baltimore, on Friday, Decembe 26 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Requiem mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 27 at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Park Ave., Manchester, MD. Graveside services will be held 1:00 p.m., at Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, those attending graveside services should meet at the funeral home parking lot on Saturday.



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Loudon Park Funeral Home
3620 Wilkens Ave
Baltimore, MD 21229
(410) 644-1900
Published in Carroll County Times from Dec. 24 to Dec. 25, 2014
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