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Henry C. Eder
JOSHUA — Henry C. Eder Sr., 72, finished his earthly journey and started his new one with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. He passed away peacefully at home after a 20-month battle with cancer.        Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Burleson. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Mayfield Kiser Funeral Home. Rosary to begin at 4 p.m.        Memorials: The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Cook Children’s Medical Center and/or the American Cancer Society in honor of Henry.        He was born on Jan. 14, 1942, in Baltimore, Md., to Henry and Leona Eder. He graduated from Glen Burnie Senior High School in 1960. He enlisted in the Army after graduation and served for seven years. At 21, Henry was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his meritorious service from September 1961 – June 1962 while stationed with the 321st U.S. Army Security Agency Battalion (Corps) in Korea. The citation read: His strong initiative, outstanding leadership and superior knowledge of motor pool procedures aided immeasurably to the efficiency of the motor pool. He received the honor on Nov. 23, 1962, and was honored with a parade at Fort Wolters in Mineral Wells.        He met and married Clara Cowley on Jan. 26, 1963, in Lipan while stationed at Fort Wolters. They celebrated 51 years of marriage.        He graduated from TCJC with an associate of applied science degree with high honors in May 1975. He was an entrepreneur at heart and began his own computer consulting business, which he maintained for 20-plus years. Later, he worked for a mortgage loan company. Finally, he worked the concession stand and served as an attendant for 10 years at Hidden Creek Softball Complex in Burleson, where he was known as “Pops.” In addition to his career, he served as an usher for St. Ann’s Catholic Church for 30 years. He served on several church committees and trained many ushers.        Henry enjoyed reading the paper, watching sports, fishing, hunting and golfing with his sons, traveling with his wife and supporting his grandchildren in their endeavors. His favorite pastimes also included having coffee and eating out with dear friends, and above all telling a joke or teasing to make you laugh and giving a big loving hug. Henry didn’t know a stranger, everyone was a friend. Heaven gained a comedian – hope they’re ready for him!        He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Leona Eder; and brothers, William McCann and Howard McCann.        Survivors: He is survived by his wife, Clara Eder; children, Henry C. Eder Jr. (Donna), Danny Eder, Lori Lusk (Wes), Mark Eder (Michele), David Eder (Belinda); 12 grandchildren; his sister, Gerry Luckett (Bob); brother, Stanley McCann (Nancy); mother-in-law, Maggie Cowley; and numerous other relatives.
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  1. Butch was a classmate of mine from Glen Burnie High School Class of 1960. We are currently working on our 55th Reunion for next year and we are about to mail out the invitations for that reunion. We are all sad to learn that he has died, but from his beautiful story of his life we know that he will be sadly missed by his family and dear friends. Our deepest condolences to you all.

  2. Butch was a classmate of mine from Glen Burnie High School Class of 1960. We are currently working on our 55th Reunion for next year and we are about to mail out the invitations for that reunion. We are all sad to learn that he has died, but from his beautiful story of his life we know that he will be sadly missed by his family and dear friends. Our deepest condolences to you all.

  3. My prayers are for Butch’s family & friends. He have a wonderful life, wonderful family and is now with the Lord.

  4. My prayers are for Butch’s family & friends. He have a wonderful life, wonderful family and is now with the Lord.

  5. I am so sorry to hear of Butch’s passing. We were in the same homeroom in Glen Burnie High School, class of 1960. We were FB friends and spoke at the last GBHS 50th reunion. I know he will be missed very much by his family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP, Butch.

  6. I am so sorry to hear of Butch’s passing. We were in the same homeroom in Glen Burnie High School, class of 1960. We were FB friends and spoke at the last GBHS 50th reunion. I know he will be missed very much by his family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP, Butch.

  7. Sending all my love and prayers to Clara and all the family during their times of sadness. Henry was a wonderful loving man with a heart of gold and i loved him dearly.

  8. Sending all my love and prayers to Clara and all the family during their times of sadness. Henry was a wonderful loving man with a heart of gold and i loved him dearly.

  9. Words cannot express the emptiness that is felt by so many at the loss of a such a dear person; but I pray you find comfort in knowing that Henry is in the arms of God as he begins his new journey and new life. I am quite sure that he is telling God a joke right now (that is how I will remember Henry, through his sense of humor and laughter)

  10. Words cannot express the emptiness that is felt by so many at the loss of a such a dear person; but I pray you find comfort in knowing that Henry is in the arms of God as he begins his new journey and new life. I am quite sure that he is telling God a joke right now (that is how I will remember Henry, through his sense of humor and laughter)

  11. I am so sad to lose my friend Henry we shared so many great times together and confided in each other for many years. I will miss Him Greatly and I know His Family and Friends will also. Rest in Peace My Good Friend. Mike

  12. I am so sad to lose my friend Henry we shared so many great times together and confided in each other for many years. I will miss Him Greatly and I know His Family and Friends will also. Rest in Peace My Good Friend. Mike

  13. so sorry for your loss. its never easy. know he hurts no more and rests in gods hands.

  14. so sorry for your loss. its never easy. know he hurts no more and rests in gods hands.

  15. Henry was a great man and loved customer,he will be missed.

    Deepest sympathies,

    Mirandas staff

  16. Henry was a great man and loved customer,he will be missed.

    Deepest sympathies,

    Mirandas staff

  17. May you rest in peace Mr. Butch. Thank you for your endless jokes and humor on Facebook. You have brought a many a laugh to my Dad (Roland Pfeifer) and he inturn shared your endless humor with all of his family and friends. You are already missed by those who have looked everyday and night for your friendship and lightheartness. May you keep heaven laughing and continue your watch over all those left behind!! May your family find peace and love in the endless memories they have stored within their hearts.

  18. May you rest in peace Mr. Butch. Thank you for your endless jokes and humor on Facebook. You have brought a many a laugh to my Dad (Roland Pfeifer) and he inturn shared your endless humor with all of his family and friends. You are already missed by those who have looked everyday and night for your friendship and lightheartness. May you keep heaven laughing and continue your watch over all those left behind!! May your family find peace and love in the endless memories they have stored within their hearts.

  19. It was an honor to be able to care for Mr. Eder in his last few days. In the short time I knew him it was apparent that he was a loving, family man and somewhat of a comedian (when you least expected it). My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Thank you for sharing him with us.

  20. It was an honor to be able to care for Mr. Eder in his last few days. In the short time I knew him it was apparent that he was a loving, family man and somewhat of a comedian (when you least expected it). My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Thank you for sharing him with us.

  21. I would like to leave you with a “Happy memory”. My grandmother, Anna Eder, who was “Butch’s” and my grandmother”adored” him. My grandmother lived with us. My mother, Anna Latvanas, who was Butch’s father’s sister and my mother’s nephew always went out of her way to make sure we got to see him. My mom, grandmother, and I would go to great lenghts to clean & cook when he was coming by. His favorite foods were cooked, special cakes made and of course, “a fresh pot of coffe ” when he came in the door. I remember this handsome man in uniform with a deep graspy voice who always made you feel very comfortable and was never at a loss to crack a joke to make you smile and laugh. I saw Butch each time he came into Maryland to see come relatives. What a loss! This wonderful man who gave so much of himself to make everyone else happy and truly brought to joy to their lives. With my Deepest Sympathy & Love Clara & Family, Anna Marie Bussard.

  22. I would like to leave you with a “Happy memory”. My grandmother, Anna Eder, who was “Butch’s” and my grandmother”adored” him. My grandmother lived with us. My mother, Anna Latvanas, who was Butch’s father’s sister and my mother’s nephew always went out of her way to make sure we got to see him. My mom, grandmother, and I would go to great lenghts to clean & cook when he was coming by. His favorite foods were cooked, special cakes made and of course, “a fresh pot of coffe ” when he came in the door. I remember this handsome man in uniform with a deep graspy voice who always made you feel very comfortable and was never at a loss to crack a joke to make you smile and laugh. I saw Butch each time he came into Maryland to see come relatives. What a loss! This wonderful man who gave so much of himself to make everyone else happy and truly brought to joy to their lives. With my Deepest Sympathy & Love Clara & Family, Anna Marie Bussard.

  23. I was deeply saddened to learn of Uncle Butch’s passing. My heart felt condolences to the entire family.

  24. I was deeply saddened to learn of Uncle Butch’s passing. My heart felt condolences to the entire family.

  25. I was so sorry to hear of Henry’s passing. He was always smiling and had an infectious laugh. I always enjoyed working with Henry when he came to Rangaire. I had not seen Henry in years, but I know he is missed by many.

  26. I was so sorry to hear of Henry’s passing. He was always smiling and had an infectious laugh. I always enjoyed working with Henry when he came to Rangaire. I had not seen Henry in years, but I know he is missed by many.

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