Charles T. Metzdorf, an Eastern Shore waterman and decoy carver, died Monday of kidney failure at his home in Queenstown, the same house on Queenstown Creek in which he was born. A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Metzdorf, who was 87, was offered yesterday at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Queenstown.
Known as Toodles for many years, he first carved working decoys and later did decorative waterfowl carvings.
His survivors include three nephews. The family suggested memorial contributions to the Adult Day Care Center in Grasonville.