2011-12-08 / Obituaries

Charles L. Reeder

McConnellsburg, 93

Charles L. Reeder, 93, Mc- Connellsburg, died Friday, December 2, 2011, at Chambersburg Hospital.

He was born November 13, 1918, in Middletown, Md., the son of the late Lorenzo M and Bessie Sigler Reeder. He was married to Evelyn Chesnut on January 29, 1950.

In 1962, along with his wife, he built and operated the Valley Treat Restaurant in McConnellsburg, until 1973. After selling the restaurant, he worked for P&W Excavating for 20 years.

He served in the United States Army during World War II, serving in Europe and the Occupation of Japan.

He was a member of Mount Zion Lodge in Mc- Connellsburg. He was an avid outdoorsman, spending time hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Evelyn Reeder of McConnellsburg; two sons: Ronald (husband of Pat) Reeder of Hagerstown, Md., and Michael (husband of Tina) Reeder of McConnellsburg, and one granddaughter, Susan Reeder of Centerville, Va.; two sisters: Mary Shifler of Boonsboro, Md., and Janet Otto of Hagerstown, Md., and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home Inc. in Mc- Connellsburg. Interment was held at Union Cemetery in McConnellsburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 220 North Third St., McConnellsburg, PA 17233 or The Better Days Animal Shelter, 12310 Mongul Hill Rd., Shippensburg, PA 17257. The Fulton Honor Guard conducted military honors at the funeral service. Online condolences at www.kelso-corneliusfuneralhome.com.

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