LEVANT – Sidney Jason Higgins, 92, loving husband, father and grandfather, died Aug. 21, 2011, at a Bangor health care center. He was born June 29, 1919, in Bangor, son of Bradley C. and Helen A. (York) Higgins.
Sid graduated from East Corinth Academy. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, from 1941 to 1945, in England and France with the 622nd Ordinance Battalion. He was maintenance supervisor for Border Express for many years. He retired from Ryder Truck Rental in 1988. Sid was a member of Levant Village Baptist Church, now known as Harvest Chapel. He was treasurer for 20 years and served on many committees. Sid was also a member of Kenduskeag Lodge No. 37 and received his 60-year pin. Some of Sid’s favorite pastimes were woodworking and making wind chimes. Sid also liked hunting, fishing and boating. His greatest love was the time spent with family at camps on Stetson Pond and Old Stream. He also was an avid fan of the Red Sox, Boston Celtics and New England Patriots. During baseball season you barely got into his home and you would be talking Red Sox.
Sid is survived by son, Dennis Higgins and his wife, Karen, of Levant; two daughters and their husbands, Rhonda and Steven Libby of Holden and Gayle and Brian Libby of Levant; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Bryan and Judy Higgins, Denys and John Byrum, Amanda and Travis Dandro, Justin Libby and Max Ward, Ashlee and Ryan Lynch, Angie and Eion Pelletier, and Bradley and Denise Libby; 14 great-grandchildren, Samantha and Rebeka Bullard, Leah Higgins, Lauren and Rachel Byrum, Isaac, Wyeth and Miles Dandro, Feleke, Isabella and Reuben Lynch, Collin and Andrew Pelletier and Addison Libby; sisters, Frances Wilcox and Elvia and husband, Larry Nevers; brother, Robert Higgins; brother-in-law, Carleton Hodgdon; special niece, Beth Robinson; many dear nieces and nephews. Sid was predeceased by his loving wife, Beryle; and brother, Everett Higgins. The family thanks the staff at Ross Manor and Hospice of Eastern Maine for their care and support of their parents, which was greatly appreciated.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, with the Rev. Rick Lambert, pastor of Swanville Community Church, and Pastor Stan Griffin, of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Exeter, officiating. Relatives and friends are welcome to call 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday. Interment will be at Waugh Cemetery, Levant. Gifts in his memory may be sent to the Veteran’s Memorial Fund for the town of Levant, P.O. Box 220, Levant, ME 04456. Condolences to the family may be expressed at