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Erden C. Bechtel, age 55, of Rhodesdale, MD, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Dorchester General Hospital. He had been ill for the past six months.
Born on May 31, 1955 in Bon Air Heights, PA, he was the son of the late Jesse M. Bechtel and Manie M. Andrews Bechtel.
On May 31, 1986 he married the former Sandra A. McCarty.
Erden had been a truck driver for most of his life in the seafood, freight and gravel industries. He did farming for a number of years, and had also worked in construction, and did beautiful wood work as a hobby for family members.
He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying boating, fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed four wheeling on his property with his family and going to auctions and yard sales.
Erden’s greatest passion was spending time with his family and friends, especially his wife, daughters, son-in-laws, grandchildren, and mother-in-law.
Surviving besides his wife of 24 years, Sandra G. Bechtel of Rhodesdale are two daughters Tonya Colquhoun and her husband John of Federalsburg, Crystal Davenport and her husband Jason of Rhodesdale; six grandchildren Brandon Greathouse, John Colquhoun, Jr., Anna Colquhoun, Elizabeth Davenport, Angel Davenport and Libby Davenport; eight siblings Addie Bechtel, Barbara Wood, Manie Bechtel, Jesse Rinehart, Helen Teets, Kathryn B. Phillips, John S. Bechtel and Patrick E. Bechtel; mother-in-law Helen McCarty; sister-in-law Beth McCarty; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; friends; and extended family Dexter Lynch whom he thought of like a son and his wife Patty, Sheila Marderness whom he thought of like a daughter, and his long time fishing buddy Walt Booker.
Preceding him in death besides his parents was a brother James Bechtel; father-in-law John Warner McCarty, Jr. and brother-in-law Wayne McCarty.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A., where the family will receive friends two hours prior to the service. Burial will follow at East New Market Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Jason Davenport, John Colquhoun, Dexter Lynch, Adam King, Brandon Greathouse, James McCarty, Charles McCarty and Willard McCarty.
In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A., 308 High St., Cambridge, MD 21613 to assist in defraying funeral expenses.
Born: May 31, 1955
Place of Birth: Bon Air Heights, PA USA
Death: October 2, 2010
Place of Death: Cambridge, MD USA
Thursday October 7, 2010 , 12:00 - 2:00 PM at Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home
Thursday October 7, 2010 , 2:00 PM at Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home
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