Charles Edward Laird, 58, owned marine repair shop

May 05, 2004

Charles Edward Laird, owner of a marine engine and generator repair service, died of cancer Friday at North Arundel Hospital. The Severna Park resident was 58.

Born in Cambridge and raised in St. Michaels, he attended Talbot County public schools and served in the Maryland National Guard.

He owned Ed's Marine and Generator on Stratford Drive in Severna Park for the past 10 years. He worked earlier for Marine Engine Sales and Service in Annapolis and as a Chesapeake Bay waterman, catching crabs and dredging oysters.

He enjoyed boating, fishing and woodworking.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Kent Island Yacht Club in Chester.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 18 years, the former Peggy Fitzpatrick; a daughter, Melissa Ewing of Easton; a stepson, Kevin White of Shady Side; a stepdaughter, Kerrie Brinegar of Bel Air; a brother, Clark "Ricky" Lednum of Idaho; and three granddaughters. His marriage of 15 years to Sandra Horney ended in divorce.

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