OBITUARY

James W. Biedler

November 17, 1924March 25, 2019
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James W. Biedler, 94, of Martinsburg, went to be with the Lord while in his sleep at his home on March 25, 2019. Born November 17, 1924, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Allen Biedler and Hazel Bemis Biedler Flynn. He attended local schools and graduated from Martinsburg High School Class of 1942, where besides being a member of the marching band he was an avid tennis player on the school tennis team for all 4 years. During World War II, he served in the Air Force and worked as a mechanic on B-24 and B-29 bombers. As a youngster, he was a Washington Post delivery boy under the late Nelson Clark. He also was employed at J.C. Penney Co., Berkeley Woolen Co. as a weaver, at Fairchild, and at Emery Bus Lines. He attended Nashville Auto Diesel College. Mr. Biedler learned the electric motor trade under Floyd Files of Industrial Electric Motor Repair. In November, 1950, Biedler Electric Motor Repair was started and in 1989 the business was incorporated with his son, Russell. Biedler was a faithful long-time member of the Independent Bible Church where he served as a deacon, head usher, a member of the Finance Committee, and deacon emeritus. He was a charter member of the Berkeley County Police Reserve and served with the group for 24 years with 17 years of that time as Chief. He was also a member of the Norwalk Antique Car Club and the Ford Cabriolet Club of America. He is survived by his wife, Frances Lee James Biedler, whom he married on May 15, 1949, one son, Russell (Rusty) and wife, Cynthia, of Gerrardstown, one daughter, Mary Beth Rotz and husband, Terry, of Mililani, Hawaii, six grandchildren, Philip, Paul and Mark Biedler and Benjamin, James and Joshua Rotz, and 16 great-grandchildren. Friends and family will be received on Friday, March 29, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Rosedale Funeral Home. Funeral will be held at Independent Bible Church on Saturday, March 30 at 12:30 pm with Rev. Mark Johnson officiating and Rev. Curtis Lowry assisting. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Independent Bible Church Building Fund, 2306 Hedgesville Road, Martinsburg, WV 25403.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 30, 2019
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James W. Biedler

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Joseph Boarman

March 31, 2019

To the Biedler family,
We were so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a good man; a great business man. He always had a smile and a kind word no matter what kind of day he was having. He will be greatly missed. You all will be in our prayers for comfort in the coming days. God bless you all.

MaryLouise (Mason) Tinsman

March 29, 2019

Thoughts and prayers to the family. A great and caring Family.

William Mason

March 28, 2019

We're very sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. We considered Jim a great friend and will miss him. I'm sorry that I won't be able to attend the viewing. I just got out of the hospital. However, I wanted to make sure to send my sincere condolences.

Bill and Jayne Mason & Jennifer Lee

Gwen Lewis-Dunn

March 28, 2019

I always asked about him when calling the shop speaking to Rusty or Phillip. I remember his gentlemanly attitude, his warm laughter and teasing tones. Mr. Biedler was a man of honor, a man with God's heart, a good and faithful servant until the end of his time upon the earth. Now he's been called and, I am certain that his reward will be great.
My condolences to the family.

DENIS SULLIVAN

March 27, 2019

I am very sad to hear this. He was my neighbor, and always a perfect gentleman. We shared a few laughs over the fence now and again, and was always a great neighbor. I always got a kick out of watching him fly around the lawn on his big mower- he could really pilot that thing! My thoughts are with his family tonight- I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed!

Derek Slonaker

March 27, 2019

Mr. Biedler was the most honest man I've ever met. He was authentic. He kept our community running. Regardless how busy he was he always took time out to help. No job was too small or too big. He will be missed. Prayers for his family and friends.

Joe LeMere

March 27, 2019

I've dealt with Mr. Biedler many times throughout the years. He was an honest man, operated a business that always had fair dealings and provided good service. He was my "go to" person for any repairs or advise I may have needed for electric motors or components. He will be missed. My condolences to his friends and family.

Linda Michael

March 26, 2019

You all are in my thots and prayers. Away for 10 days. I cannot be with you. So sweet to see and talk with him just 2 weeks ago. The Lord be with you. He is finally home.

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