UNION, Mich. — Sydney E. “Sid” Hagerty, 86, died Tuesday at Cass County Medical Care Facility following an extended illness.
He was born Feb. 6, 1927 in White Pigeon, Mich., the child of Harley and Lillian (Lamb) VanAntwerp. He graduated from Scott High School, Tri-State University and served in the United States Air Force during World War II.
He retired from the Bendix Company of South Bend as a mechanical engineer. He was a past member of the Porter Township Zoning Board and a member of the Bendix Salaried Retirees Club. He enjoyed woodworking and repairing items. He had been a resident of the White Pigeon, Scott and Union area all of his life.
He married Pauline R. Custer July 24, 1946, in White Pigeon. She preceded him in death Aug. 27, 2005. He was also preceded in death by his parents.
Surviving relatives include his daughter, Jacquelyn Hagerty, Union; brother, Jack (Mary) VanAntwerp, Howe, Ind.; sister, Eva Ann (Alan) Snyder, Constantine; extended family, Pat and Patti Culp, Sturgis, Julie and Jack Senger and their children, Jamie, Jarrett and Jenna Senger, all of Millersburg, Ind., and Judy and Bob Binder, Union.
Visitation is set for 6 to 8 p.m. today at Farrand Funeral Home, White Pigeon, where services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Scott Manning of White Pigeon United Methodist Church will officiate.
Interment will take place in White Pigeon Township Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be direct to the Porter Township Fire Department.