Charles A. Sheidy Sr., an employee of the AAA Maryland automobile association and former auto parts store manager, died Wednesday at Franklin Square Hospital. He had been unconscious since having what appeared to be a heart attack Monday morning on Interstate 95 near White Marsh.
Services for Mr. Sheidy, who was 62 and lived in Aberdeen, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Evans Chapel of Memories, 8800 Harford Road.
A native of Baltimore and 1946 graduate of Towson High School, Mr. Sheidy was a chemist years ago and sold real estate before a career with Western Auto as a store manager and as a district manager in Rockville.
In the early 1980s, after a heart attack, Mr. Sheidy went to work in the auto parts department of the Montgomery Ward store at Golden Ring Mall. For the past six years, he was a field representative for AAA, checking work done by contract service stations.
Mr. Sheidy once owned a 26-foot cabin cruiser and for 20 years had taught boating safety as a member and past commander of the Bush River section of the U.S. Power Squadron.
He was divorced from his wife of 40 years, the former Mary Jean Aberts.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda G. Hankins of Cockeysville; three sons, Charles A. Sheidy Jr. of Abingdon, Brian J. Sheidy of White Marsh and Jeffrey S. Sheidy of Union Bridge; a brother, Richard C. Sheidy of Cub Hill; six grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters.
The family suggested donations to the American Heart Association.