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Charles F. Eder

Charles F. Eder

Ocean Pines

Charles F. Eder, 79, known locally as “Captain Chuck” of Ocean Pines, passed away peacefully on Jan. 11, 2024, at Coastal Hospice of Ocean Pines.

Capt. Chuck was born on Oct. 17, 1944, to Charles John Eder and Myrna (Machen) Eder in Baltimore.

After serving three years in the US Army, Capt. Chuck was an assembler at General Motors in Baltimore for 30 years.

After he retired, he fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming a licensed Charter Boat Captain in Ocean City. He loved being on the water and made many dear friends in those special years. He loved the wildlife, sea life, and beautiful scenery living near the ocean. He brought the neighborhood together by hosting his legendary Friday night Hot Dog Happy Hours, he will be so missed!

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Myrna Eder; and brothers William (KIA Vietnam), David, and Jeffrey. Tragically, he was also preceded in death by their son, Michael F. Eder, on Feb. 5, 2021.

Capt. Chuck is survived by his wife, Martha Sue (Franklin) Eder, whom he married on Dec. 23, 1961; his daughter-in-law Kim Sims Eder; two step-granddaughters, Elizabeth Sims and Patricia Sims; two great-grandchildren, Grant and Owen; and his furry companion “Mikey.”

Loved ones are planning a celebration of life. Check obituaries for updates.