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Charles F. Underwood

March 12, 1951 March 11, 2024
Charles F. Underwood
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Obituary for Charles F. Underwood

Charles F Underwood of Gettysburg passed at home, surrounded by family, on Monday March 11th. Charlie was born in Baltimore, MD. Son of the late Charles H Underwood and Margaret (Cassidy) Underwood.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Barbara, of 40 years. Also “his girls” Pam and her husband Kevin Pritz of Herndon, VA and Kristin and her husband Glenn Harvey of Riva, MD. His beloved Granddaughters, Natalie Pritz of Arlington, VA, Allison Pritz of Herndon, VA and Danielle Harvey of Riva, MD, step granddaughter Brittany Harvey of Edgewater Md, also great grandchildren, Mackenzie and William. and one Niece, Lena Underwood of Frederick, MD and several Cousins.

Charlie graduated from Towson High School in Towson, MD. and the University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD.

Charlie joined Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company in Owings Mills, MD at the age of 16. He continued his love of the Fire Service with Gettysburg Fire Department when he moved to Gettysburg, PA. He is a life member of each Company. He was a noted Fire Memorabilia collector particularly in the area of antique fire related items. He retired from FL Anderson Company a Fire Department Supply Business in Baltimore as Vice President. After retirement he continued working as a consultant in the area of Fire Department Supplies for Safeware, Inc. Charlie authored two books related to the Baltimore City Fire Department and the FL Anderson Company.

Donations in his name may be made to Adams Regional EMS (AREMS) 13 N Bolton St, New Oxford, PA 17350 or Gettysburg Fire Department 35 N Stratton St, Gettysburg, PA 17325

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Online tributes and condolences can be made at

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