Sydney Marshall Uglum, 68, passed away March 25, 2013, in Klamath Falls.
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He was born April 25, 1944, in Oldham, England, to Ruby and Harold Uglum.
After the war ended, Sydney and his mother traveled by ship and train to reunite with his father in Klamath Falls in May 1946. He graduated from Klamath Union High School in 1962 and joined the Navy in 1963, serving on the destroyer, the USS Morton, during the Vietnam War, mainly in the gulf of Tonkin.
In 1965, he was honorably discharged and went to work as an outside millwright at Weyerhaeuser Co. He retired from Collins Products in 2004 due to a stroke.
Syd always had a love for trains, mainly steam engines, and in 1969 he and his son Richard painted the steam engine in Veterans Memorial Park. He visited many train museums in California and Virginia with his children. His other interests included drawing, oil painting, restoring cars, and HO railroading.
He married the love of his life Sidney L. Swift Dec. 30, 1981.
Syd is survived by his wife and three children Richard (Tani) Uglum of Norfolk, Va., Scott (Vicki) Uglum of Marysville, Wash., and Cynthia Uglum of Tampa, Fla. He also is survived by his sister Patricia (Jerry) Schumann of Klamath Falls; grandchildren Kimberlin Uglum of Norfolk and Isaiah, Jeremiah, Matthew and Josiah Barker, all of Tampa; his step-daughter Alice (Brent) Carey of Klamath Falls; nephew Jeff Schumann and niece Danielle Decker of Klamath Falls; and his cat Lola.
He was preceded in death by his father Harold and mother Ruby.
There will be no service at Syd's request. Any memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Pets, 4809 Altamont Drive, Klamath Falls.
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Published in Herald And News on Mar. 29, 2013