Raymond Franklin Hidey, 90, builder, woodcarver

July 18, 2006

Raymond Franklin Hidey, a retired Baltimore County builder, died of heart failure Sunday at Manor Care Woodbridge in Catonsville. He was 90.

Mr. Hidey was born and raised on his family's farm in Hebbville and attended Catonsville High School.

A lifelong Hebbville resident, he was a self-employed homebuilder and renovator for 50 years before retiring in 1979.

An accomplished woodcarver, he enjoyed carving duck decoys and birds.

"He also loved building and giving away swing sets," said his high school sweetheart and wife of 66 years, the former Vesta Buppert.

Mr. Hidey was a lifelong active member of Salem United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Burrier-Queen Funeral Home, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road in Winfield.

Also surviving are three brothers, Charles Hidey of Baltimore, Donald Hidey of Winfield and Walter Hidey of Westminster; and two sisters, Adelaide Hidey and June Maring, both of Winfield.

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