Carl A. Amidon, 60 of Berea, OH and formerly of Girard, died Monday August 12, 2019 at the Cleveland Clinic, following an extended illness.
He was born April 8, 1959 in Natrona Heights, PA, a son of Carol R. (Lewis) Amidon of Butler and the late Charles E. Amidon.
Carl graduated from the Girard High School in 1977, where he was active in assisting in the school plays. He studied computer technology in Pittsburgh, following high school. He had been employed by Sidasa Coatings for many years and most recently at Norton Industries (now Sivko- Bane) as a Paint Chemist, where he was working until his health would not permit.
He enjoyed model trains and belonged to the train club in Girard and for several years operated the Erie PA. model train show at Rainbow Gardens. He loved listening to music and playing trivia. He was always known to help others and had in infectious smile and was known in the Girard community to take part in the Girard Cemetery walks in the fall as the town crier.
In addition to his mother, Carol, he is survived by his wife, Laura J. (Dowdy) Amidon of Berea, OH; two daughters, Amy L. Amidon of Erie, Sarah E. Amidon of Millcreek; a son, Christopher J. Amidon of Bradford; a step daughter, Melissa M. Platz-Sinclair and her husband (A.J.) of Millcreek; A step son, Justin M. Platz and fiance, Rebecca Cook of Erie; his grandchildren, Karen Harris, Oryana Thompson, Mia Fuller, Halle Fuller, Harper Sinclair and Aubree Sinclair; also his last surviving uncle, Allen A. Amidon of Girard.
Friends may call on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Edder Funeral Home Inc., 309 Main St. East, Girard and are invited to attend services there on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Burial will be in the Girard Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2115 W. 38th St., Erie, PA 16508
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