Gustav C. Biedermann, a retired educator and model train collector, died of cancer Friday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. The Jarrettsville resident was 69.
Mr. Biedermann was born in Baltimore and raised in Overlea. He was a 1959 graduate of Parkville Senior High School. During the 1950s, he served with the Maryland Air National Guard.
Before going into teaching, he owned Biedermann's Cities Service, later Biedermann's Citgo, in Perry Hall during the 1960s. In 1970, he joined the faculty of Eastern Vocational Technical High School as an automotive teacher. At his retirement in 1995, he was assistant principal at the school.
He enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1977 and a master's degree in education in 1980.
He was a member of the Jarrettsville Lions Club and the Marco Club in Middle River.
Mr. Biedermann collected American Flyer electric trains and at Christmas enjoyed setting up a layout. He was an active member of the American Flyer Club of Baltimore.
He attended St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Pylesville.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 303 N. Main St., Bel Air.
Surviving are his wife of 46 years, the former Ruth Kowalski; two sons, Michael S. Biedermann of Lutherville and Matthew C. Biedermann of White Hall; a brother, Robert L. Biedermann of Northeast; and three grandchildren.