1922 - 2016 Siegfried (Sid) Monarcha, 93, of Lumberton, passed away on Friday, September 30, at Pine Arbor Nursing Home of Silsbee. He was born on November 22, 1922, to Marie and Lorenz Monarcha in Bremen, Germany. Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Irma, his daughters, Ursula Segree and Karin Hargis (Mike), his grandchildren, Tanya Butler (Tony), Krista Latil (Jason), and Derek Dillon and great-grandchildren Katherine Butler, Jackson Butler, Mallory Latil, Jaden Latil, Andrew Segree and Lyla Segree. He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandson, Tony Segree. After immigrating to America in 1954 with his wife and daughters, their first three years were spent in Little Rock, Arkansas. But in an effort to find better work, he moved his family to Beaumont, Texas after being hired by DuPont in the Drafting Dept., where he worked for 25 years as a Design Engineer. In 1963, Sid was certified as an Engineering Technician, and in 1967 elected to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. His hobbies included bowling, playing chess, and sailing on Sabine Lake. He joined the DuPont bowling league, and his Design Team won the 1972-1973 League Championship. In August, 1973, after passing the prescribed examinations in piloting, he was admitted to membership in the United States Power Squadron. Sid enjoyed many years of sailing with his family and beloved dog Heidi. After his retirement from DuPont in 1985, he took up the role of Opa to his grandkids and enjoyed spending time in the pool with them. As his health faded, he was no longer able to keep up with all the outdoor activities and was resigned to watching from the sidelines with his ever faithful dogs Lucky and Charlie at his side, or in his lap. His family would like to thank all of the wonderful doctors, nurses and aides at Pine Arbor for taking such good care of him for these past four months, and a very special thank you to his sitter Stacey who so lovingly saw to his needs every day and made sure he was comfortable and well cared for. Many thanks also to the wonderful personnel at Lumberton Family Funeral Home for their understanding and help in handling the cremation process. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Southeast Texas.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Oct. 9, 2016