Earl D. "Tootie" Biddinger

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  • "rest in peace my friend"
    - robert biddinger
  • "Judy and Family...our most heartfelt sympathy is with you..."
    - Diane McDonough
  • "Glade Valley sure isn`t going to be the same with out good..."
    - Brenda Titman
  • "Glade Valley sure isn`t going to be the same with out good..."
  • "Sorry to hear about Tootie . Once you met him .. you knew..."
    - Shirley Cole Washington
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Earl David "Tootie" Biddinger, 85, of Glade Valley Center in Walkersville, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. 

Born Nov. 9, 1927, in Frederick, he was the son of the late Earl Ray and Mildred Elizabeth Hildebrand Biddinger. He was the husband of Geraldine "Jerry" Estelle Mount Biddinger, who died Dec. 22, 2007. She had been his wife for 61 years.

He attended Frederick County schools, and at a very young age, joined his father's farming operation. After their marriage, he and his wife worked side-by-side in their own family farm for more than 50 years. He and his family were honored by the Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Association with the "Biddinger Family 50 Years of Farming Service Award."

He and his wife provided a home environment for many children from the Frederick County Chapter of the Children's Aid Society. Together they were awarded the "Governor's Citation" signed by former governor J. Millard Tawes in appreciation of their outstanding services to the children of Maryland.

For many years, he drove a school bus for the Frederick County School System. He was also a member of the Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department, and worked in the kitchen, planning and serving meals to support the dinners and dances sponsored by the LVFD.

He was known for his sense of humor and was very outgoing. He hosted many parties, picnics and gatherings for family and friends. He had resided at Glade Valley Center for the past seven years.

Surviving are daughters Glenda J. Lepore and husband Ray, Judy E. Saylor and husband Michael Alan, all of Johnsville; son Garry D. Biddinger and wife Becky, of Hagerstown; grandchildren Marcia Markuski and husband Paul, of New Market, Brian A. Saylor and wife Sandy, of Johnsville, D. Michael Auldridge and wife Melissa, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., Melinda Wells and husband Keith, of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Michelle Stine and husband Mark, of Boonsboro, Jennifer Beneteau and husband Dan, of Southgate, Mich., Michael Tomlin and wife Leann, of Hagerstown, and Brandon M. Saylor and wife Karen, of Woodsboro; great-grandchildren Jordan Sheehan Orrison and husband Brian, Tiffney Markuski, Brittany, Zachary and Jacob Saylor, Lindsey, Asher, Luke, Mikayla and Micah Stine, Trent and Tori Wells and Lauren Beneteau; a great-great-grandson, Chase Edward Orrison; a brother, Donald E. Biddinger, of Jefferson; sisters Janet Fogle, of Frederick, and Barbara Schell, of Jefferson; sisters-in-law Elvira Mount, of Lucketts, Va., and Lorraine Mount of Catonsville; foster sons Thomas Miller and wife Evalee, of Walkersville, and Douglas Miller and wife Phyllis, of Hellium, Pa.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was predeceased by brothers and their wives Ray and Kitty Biddinger, and Wilbur "Bub" and Myrtle Biddinger; father-in-law and mother-in-law William R. Sr. and Bertha Stup Mount; a sister-in-law, Anna Mae Biddinger; brothers-in-law Edward Fogle, Ray Schell, William R. Mount Jr., and Herbert T. Mount; and a great-granddaughter, Madison Beneteau.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hartzler Funeral Home, 404 S. Main St., Woodboro.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jerry Cline, pastor of the Libertytown United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Frederick.

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

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Funeral Home
Hartzler Funeral Home
404 South Main Street
Woodsboro, MD 21798
(301) 845-4300
Published in Carroll County Times on Oct. 11, 2013
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