Charles R. Hidey, 79

Business owner, veteran

October 16, 2006

Charles Roland Hidey, a retired plumber and business owner, died of cardiac arrest Oct. 8 at Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown. The lifelong Hebbville resident was 79.

Mr. Hidey was a 1943 graduate of Catonsville High School. He served in the Army as a private during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

In 1949, he married the former Betty Jean.

He became a partner in Garriott and Hidey Plumbing, a Woodstock-based business, from which he retired in 1988.

Mr. Hidey was an active member of Salem United Methodist Church in Hebbville, where he served as treasurer for a number of years.

An avid baseball fan, he rooted for the Orioles. He also enjoyed golfing, gardening and watching his grandchildren play sports.

Services were held Wednesday in Winfield.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Ronald Hidey of Ellicott City and Steven Hidey of Sykesville; twin daughters, Cathy Anest of Woodstock and Cindy Fertitta of Reisterstown; two sisters, Adelaide Hidey of Woodbine and June Maring of Mount Airy; two brothers, Donald Hidey of Woodbine and Walter Hidey of Westminster; and nine grandchildren.

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