Sidney's Story

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Sidney E. Throop, 86, of Traverse City, passed away Oct. 13, 2017 while his family surrounding him. Sid was born June 20, 1931 to the late Thorp and Beatrice (Rhodes) in Traverse City.
In 1949 Sid graduated from high school.
For all who knew him, Sid was "Mr. Fix It." He could repair anything and was able to pass that skill on to some of his children.
He loved to garden, hunt, fish and be with his boys, always offering them a glass of his homemade wine while playing a game of cribbage when they would visit. He would often participate in both euchre and poker tournaments with his partner, Marie Thomas. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
Sid is survived and missed dearly by his sons, Steven, Tim (Maria), Raymond "Rod," Daniel (Cindy) and Guy; grandchildren, Matthew, Natasha, Shena, Troy, Ryan, Casey and Jon; as well as great-grandchildren, Brady and Steven; his partner of 40 years, Marie Thomas; and her children, Jeffrey, David, Kelly and James; as well as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his sister, Alma (Gene) Reid.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Volney, Thorp, Frank and Bill; his sisters, Laura and Angeline; and his sisters-in-law, Jane and Virginia.
A funeral service to honor Sid's life will take place Oct. 18, 2017, at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. His final resting place will be at the Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
Those wishing an expression of sympathy in Sidney's honor may do so to a local veterans group of one's choice.
Please visit www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com to share your condolences and memories on Sid's tribute page.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on October 16, 2017
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