Edward Horrigan

Funeral services for Edward R. Horrigan, 81, of Glen Burnie will be held at 10 a.m. today at Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.

Mr. Horrigan died of cancer Nov. 30, 2005 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was born Jan. 26, 1924, in Westport and was a Glen Burnie resident for 49 years.

A contractor, Mr. Horrigan was self-employed.

He served in the Navy during World War II, from 1942 to 1948, and was a member of American Legion Post 40.

Mr. Horrigan enjoyed reading, fishing, hunting, archery, boating, pool, poker, bragging about his grandchildren and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Mary Horrigan; and two sisters, Patricia and Nancy Vanskiver.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Sarah Horrigan; one son, Michael Horrigan of Glen Burnie; one daughter, Kathy Bish of Knoxville; one sister, Mary Mand of Florida; and six grandchildren.

Interment will be in Glen Haven Memorial Park.


Webmaster's Notes, Edward R. Horrigan enlisted in the US Navy August 31, 1942 at Baltimore, MD, Service #258 50 99. Edward was received aboard the USS Sigsbee DD-502 January 23, 1943 at Brooklyn Navy Yard as Apprentice Seaman (AS). Edward R. Horrigan, WT2c was transferred March 31, 1947 to the USS ARCADIA AD23  at Charleston, SC.  (According to USS SIGSBEE DD-502 records, Ed Horrigan is the only Plank Owner (January 23, 1943) to Decommission the USS Sigsbee, March 31, 1947.)

E-mail November 2, 2005 from Mike Horrigan to Webmaster, Billy Roberts

Dear Billy,

     In case you hadn't heard yet another one of crew members of the Sigsbee has died.  My dad, Ed Horrigan died on November 30, 2005.  There were viewing's this afternoon and this evening, and there was barely enough room to move at both.  It was packed.  What a tribute to Ed, and a blessing to our family.  The local American Legion where Ed was a member provided a great ceremony as well.  

    His funeral service will be held tomorrow, (November 3, 2005,) and I am honored to be the clergy to officiate.



Mike Horrigan