William McVeigh Eddy, 80 accountant, veteran

May 05, 2002

William McVeigh Eddy, a World War II veteran and former certified public accountant, died of heart failure at his Reisterstown home Thursday. He was 80.

Mr. Eddy was born in Jefferson County, W.Va., where he played baseball for his high school.

After he graduated, he entered the Army and served on the front lines in World War II as part of an intelligence unit in Burma.

After leaving active duty, Mr. Eddy joined the Army Reserves and served in the Korean War.

"He was always proud of having served his country," said Irene Eddy, his wife of nearly 45 years.

Following his service in World War II, Mr. Eddy moved to Baltimore and earned an accounting degree. He later earned a law degree from what is now the University of Baltimore.

He worked as an accountant for several local public accounting firms and a shoe company before taking a job with Dryden Oil Co., from which he retired at age 72.

Until recently, Mr. Eddy was an active member of Glyndon Methodist Church, where he served as treasurer and participated regularly in the community Bible class.

He enjoyed camping with his family and walks with his wife. He was a member of the American Legion and of Basha, a veterans group for those who served in China, India and Burma in World War II.

Services will be held 10 a.m. tomorrow at Eline Funeral Home, 11824 Reisterstown Road.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Eddy is survived by a daughter, Vivian Lynn Eddy of Towson, and a son, Stuart Randolph Eddy of Reisterstown.

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