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Charles J. Leidig, Sr.


Age 74, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour on Sunday, March 12, 2006 at his home in Milton, DE, after spending the last weeks of his life surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Baltimore, MD on March 7, 1932 son of the late George S. and Hilda Wagner Leidig.

Chuck grew up in South Baltimore where he attended St. Mary's Star of the Sea School and Mt. Saint Joseph High School.

He proudly served his country in the Korean War with the 8th Army, 780th Field Battalion. He later attended Atomic Energy School in Japan and participated in nuclear weapons testing in Nevada, where he was witness to several atomic bomb tests.

Following his military service, he attended the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore receiving the George A. Peabody Award for Excellence and also attended both Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland.

He retired as a Program Engineer from Singer-Link Simulations. During his career he was a Program Manager for the development and construction of simulation trainers for aircraft, submarines, ships, nuclear power plants and a moon vehicle.

After retirement, Chuck's passion was his family and most of his time was spent with his 15 grandchildren.

He is best remembered by his family, of the smile on his face while untangling fishing lines for his grandchildren on the pond.

He was an active member of the Milton Senior Citizens. Chuck and Irma especially enjoyed the winter months spent with friends at their home in Placida, FL.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Irma Hodson Leidig; their 6 children, Charles "Joe" Leidig, Jr., Catherine Pommett, John Leidig, Christine Downey, Carol Esther and James Leidig; 15 grandchildren and 2 brothers, George F. Leidig and Gilbert A. Leidig.

With a heartfelt love for his Catholic faith and church, at Chuck's request, family and friends are requested to attend a Memorial Mass in his honor on Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 11:30 am at St. Michaels Catholic Church, 202 Edward Street, Georgetown, DE. Immediately following the memorial mass, a gathering of family and friends will be held at the family's home on 113 Bangor Lane, Milton, DE.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions be made to the Tunnell Cancer Center, 424 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958 or Delaware Hospice, 600 N. Dupont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Arrangements handled by SHORT FUNERAL SERVICES Milton

Published in The News Journal on Mar. 13, 2006
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