Sidney “Sid” Snegg, 97, formerly of Springfield, died at the Holyoke Soldier’s Home on Feb. 7. He was predeceased by his wife, Judith Snegg. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Harry and Ida (Swidler) Snegg. He graduated from Commerce High School in Worcester in 1941 and worked as a machinist for Crompton Knowles until joining the Army Air Corps in 1942, where he served in Italy as an airplane mechanic and POW guard. He returned home after the war to earn an Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Junior College and Bachelors and Masters degrees in Education from Fitchburg State College. He began his teaching career as an industrial arts and math teacher in Ashburnham and then in Bedford. After moving to Springfield, he taught special education industrial arts at Buckingham Junior High School. He ran a summer camp for special education students from 1960 to 1968. In 1976, he was named director of vocational education for the Springfield Public School system, a position he held for 10 years until retiring in 1986. He was a consultant on the building of Springfield Central High School, a member of the Putnam Vocational High School advisory committee, a volunteer math tutor, and an adjunct professor at Westfield State College. He was a member of Springfield Elks Lodge #61 and Sinai Temple for more than 50 years. He served on the boards of Sinai Temple and the Springfield Teacher’s Credit Union; was president of Sinai Brotherhood and the JCC’s Silver Foxes and Belles Senior Group; chairman of the Elks #61 Jewish and Veterans Committees, the Lodge National and State Scholarship Committee, and the Jewish War Veterans Post 26 Scholarship Committee. He received awards including Lodge #61 Elk of the Year, Jewish Elk of The Year, Veteran Elk of the Year, Jewish Elk Emeritus, the Rabbi Herman E. Snyder Award, and the Jewish Community Center Orenstein Service Award. He is survived by a daughter, Maureen Burns of Springfield; a granddaughter, Megan Burns of Waltham; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Samuel Snegg, of Cranston, RI.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sidney Snegg Memorial Scholarship Fund care of Arrha Credit Union, 145 Industry St., Springfield, MA 01104. MILES FUNERAL HOME