Charles “Biddy Boy” Crum (08/12/1928 – 06/29/11)

Charles Henry “Biddy Boy” Crum, 82, of Woodsboro, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at Glade Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Walkersville, following an extended illness. Born Aug. 12, 1928 in Woodsboro, he was the son of the late Roger William and Neva Pauline Redmond Crum.

He was the husband of Betty Warner Crum, his wife of 56 years.

Mr. Crum was a 1945 graduate of Walkersville High School. He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Washington in the Pacific Fleet. He was formerly employed with Maryland State Highway for over 30 years.

He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Woodsboro, where he served on the consistory and sang in the choir, and a member of the Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Dept. He volunteered for Hospice of Frederick County and served on the board of Mount Hope Cemetery.

He was the former commissioner and burgess for the town of Woodsboro. In his earlier years he played baseball for Creagerstown in the Tri-County League as a catcher and center fielder. He also played for the Woodsboro Fire Company softball league. He was known for never wearing his catchers vest while playing.

Mr. Crum enjoyed watching sports, hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons and daughters-in-law, Donald W. and Marsha Crum of Hagerstown, Gary A. and Teresa Crum of Monrovia; grandchildren, Kiona Black and husband, Christopher of Thurmont, Matthew and Mark Hershman of Hagerstown, Josh M. Crum and wife, Betsy of New Market, and Jessica Crum of Monrovia; great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Nathan and Eaves Black, and Kyleigh Crum; sister, Helen Hubbard of Hagerstown; brother, Wayne Crum and wife, Charlotte of Frederick; two aunts, Mary Catherine Smith and Dorothy Crum; brother-in-law, John Warner and wife, Lorraine of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by brothers, John and Roger “Toots” Crum; sisters, Nancy Kristings and Sue Patricia Mantell; and brother-in-law, Lewis Warner and wife, Nina.

He will be deeply missed by the Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company.