Sydney Allan Huffnagle

Sydney Allan Huffnagle

Feb. 27, 1928-May 24, 2016

Longtime Alaskan and Anchor Point resident, Sydney Allan Huffnagle, 88, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at home

The family will have an informal gathering to share stories of Syd at 3 p.m., Monday, June 13, 2016, at the Elks Lodge in Homer.  His cremated remains will be buried next to his wife in Ridgway, Colo., at a later date.

Sydney was born Feb. 17, 1928, in Ridgway, Colo.  He graduated from Ridgway High School in 1946.  He worked for Idarodo and Bachelor Mines in Colorado. He moved to Alaska in 1962 and had resided in Eagle River and Anchorage before moving to Homer and eventually Anchor Point.  He worked for V & R General Contractors and Essay Construction, retiring from construction in 1992.  He also had taken writing classes at University of Alaska-Anchorage.

Sydney was a member of the Homer United Methodist Church, the N.R.A. and Great Land Worship Center in Anchor Point.

He enjoyed writing stories, gardening and hunting.

“Uncle Syd loved to write and tell stories, even publishing a book of short stories.  He enjoyed family history, collecting rocks and native art as well as fishing and hunting.  He built several beautiful homes in the Eagle River area and in Homer.  I will miss our Wednesday lunch dates and his stories on the holidays, but the knowledge he is reunited with his beautiful, loving wife, Aunt Devon bring comfort to our hearts,” his great-niece, Shanna Roderick, wrote.

Sydney was preceded in death by his parents, Grover C. and Mary Genevieve (Cooper) Huffnagle, brother, Grover F. Huffnagle, his wife of 63 years, Devon D. (Johnson) Huffnagle, his step-mother, Doris Gertrude (Ward) Huffnagle, and a grandson, Sean Walters

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Greg Fisher of Kenai, Alaska, Sue and Bill Nesheim of Eagle River, Alaska and Sandy and Roger Groth of Henderson, Nevada; and sister-in-law, Jeanette Huffnagle of Homer, Alaska.

Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.