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Celebrating the life of
Sydney Orr
October 28, 1929 - November 20, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • Memorial Service
  • 11:00am - Saturday, November 23, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900

Jenny, We are so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful life. We wish we could have known him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Terrell and Marie Gooding, Tybee Island, GA

My condolences Tim, for the loss of your father . we are praying for you and your family. Michael Wolfe

Michael Wolfe, Brooklet, Georgia

Deepest sympathy to Aunt Kate, Jenny, Tim, Simon and wider family circle. Precious memories of a dearly loved Uncle. Syd will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. Hilary and Karen Orr

Orr, Newtownards,

Sid never could bring himself to use Tootie. I guess it just didn’t seem proper. He was quite a character and we enjoyed quite a few conversations at Fannies!! He loved to “pick my brain about mathematics and of course the Education system in the US. He hated it when the “older” methods of drafting were changed to computerized systems. He thought you needed a lot more “smarts” if you did not have the computer. I agreed with him...He always liked for you to agree with him! One of my favorite memories was when he let me dress him up in a red wig for Halloween. What a hoot! We even got him to make the “bar tour” walk to Doc’s several times. He will be missed. Lots of love to Jenny,Tim,Simon and Katie Luv. May your memories of Sid be only the ones that make you smile.

‘’Marilyn’’ and Ali, Tybee Island, GA

Another star has been added to the heavens and now shines down upon all who love him. Syd was such a brilliant man, I am so sorry for his passing but comforted in knowing he had an incredible life! He leaves a strong legacy of his love here with us and his compassion, strength, courage and honor shine through his children. Sending special prayers for Katie, Jenny. Tim and Simon as they navigate this new chapter of life.

Jill Knight, Cambria , Ca

Life as we know is to short. So,age doesn't matter when it come to our loved ones. Your dad was always very much a gentleman to me. The way he always sat back and watch what was going on at fannies or at Jenny's pool.i would giggle to myself. Syd was a great man. I know he loved everyone

Wendy Reed, Savannah, Ga

Sending our deepest condolences to you all. He will be missed coming to Fannies to get his dinner..?????

Brown and Esther, Tybee Island, GA

Many prayers & blessings of comfort & love for Sydney & all the Orr family. Big Love Always, Julia B

julia bremer, tybee island, Georgia

My condolences to the immediate family of Sydney Orr. I am a great nephew of his, my late grandfather is John Kennedy Orr, and my late mother is Valerie Orr. I grew up knowing only two members of the Orr kin immigrated to the United States, Sydney and my mother who went to Texas. My mother would talk to Syd about once per year, always in talks of my family visiting Georgia. Richard Orr, my uncle, let me know Sydney had passed. The last time I was in Northern Ireland and talked to Stevie (Orr), he told me I needed to visit Sydney, and I apologize for never getting the chance. I am deeply saddened I never got to experience and meet Sydney. I am very happy, that he was able to have a family and live a long and prosperous life in the United States. I thought I would be the first of the 10 Orr brother's descendants to work with the U.S. government on big projects and after reading more about Sydney, I am happy to be wrong about it! I would love to make a trip down to Georgia soon and meet his wonderful family and learn more about him and the other American Orrs, in his legacy. You are all in my prayers. Best, Stuart Arias

Stuart Arias, Washington , DC

Sydney Orr, 90, of Tybee Island, Georgia, passed November 20, 2019 at home with his family.

Born in Newtownards (Belfast), Northern Ireland to Robert and Margret Orr.  He studied Mechanical Design and Architecture at Belfast College of Technology and became a Mechanical Engineer at Shorts Brothers and Harland LTD Belfast in 1956.  He Immigrated to the United States in 1959 and was followed by his wife to be, Kathleen Hughes, in 1960 and they were married in Detroit MI.  He pursued his career in Aerospace engineering for over 50 years, working on almost every major military aircraft project over his career along with working on the Apollo Lunar Lander and the Space Shuttle.  He was a naturalized U.S. Citizen and proud of his Irish/British Heritage.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Katie Orr of Tybee Island GA, daughter Jenny Orr (Melissa), of Tybee Island GA; two sons, Tim Orr (Lisa) of Savannah GA and Simon Orr (Erica) of Seattle WA; two granddaughters, Carlin Orr of Seattle WA and Malikque Dennis of Savannah GA; two great grandsons, Harry Lemon of Savannah GA and Harley Lemon of Savannah GA. He was preceded in death by eight of his nine brothers and his sole surviving brother, Steve Orr of Belfast Northern Ireland.  Syd was a devout Christian who loved to study the Bible and practice his faith with others. He was a very loved Husband, Father and friend.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel.

Remembrances: Alzheimer’s Association, Coastal Georgia Regional Office – Savannah, GA

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Jenny, We are so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful life. We wish we could have known him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Terrell and Marie Gooding, Tybee Island, GA

My condolences Tim, for the loss of your father . we are praying for you and your family. Michael Wolfe

Michael Wolfe, Brooklet, Georgia

Deepest sympathy to Aunt Kate, Jenny, Tim, Simon and wider family circle. Precious memories of a dearly loved Uncle. Syd will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. Hilary and Karen Orr

Orr, Newtownards,

Sid never could bring himself to use Tootie. I guess it just didn’t seem proper. He was quite a character and we enjoyed quite a few conversations at Fannies!! He loved to “pick my brain about mathematics and of course the Education system in the US. He hated it when the “older” methods of drafting were changed to computerized systems. He thought you needed a lot more “smarts” if you did not have the computer. I agreed with him...He always liked for you to agree with him! One of my favorite memories was when he let me dress him up in a red wig for Halloween. What a hoot! We even got him to make the “bar tour” walk to Doc’s several times. He will be missed. Lots of love to Jenny,Tim,Simon and Katie Luv. May your memories of Sid be only the ones that make you smile.

‘’Marilyn’’ and Ali, Tybee Island, GA

Another star has been added to the heavens and now shines down upon all who love him. Syd was such a brilliant man, I am so sorry for his passing but comforted in knowing he had an incredible life! He leaves a strong legacy of his love here with us and his compassion, strength, courage and honor shine through his children. Sending special prayers for Katie, Jenny. Tim and Simon as they navigate this new chapter of life.

Jill Knight, Cambria , Ca

Life as we know is to short. So,age doesn't matter when it come to our loved ones. Your dad was always very much a gentleman to me. The way he always sat back and watch what was going on at fannies or at Jenny's pool.i would giggle to myself. Syd was a great man. I know he loved everyone

Wendy Reed, Savannah, Ga

Sending our deepest condolences to you all. He will be missed coming to Fannies to get his dinner..?????

Brown and Esther, Tybee Island, GA

Many prayers & blessings of comfort & love for Sydney & all the Orr family. Big Love Always, Julia B

julia bremer, tybee island, Georgia

My condolences to the immediate family of Sydney Orr. I am a great nephew of his, my late grandfather is John Kennedy Orr, and my late mother is Valerie Orr. I grew up knowing only two members of the Orr kin immigrated to the United States, Sydney and my mother who went to Texas. My mother would talk to Syd about once per year, always in talks of my family visiting Georgia. Richard Orr, my uncle, let me know Sydney had passed. The last time I was in Northern Ireland and talked to Stevie (Orr), he told me I needed to visit Sydney, and I apologize for never getting the chance. I am deeply saddened I never got to experience and meet Sydney. I am very happy, that he was able to have a family and live a long and prosperous life in the United States. I thought I would be the first of the 10 Orr brother's descendants to work with the U.S. government on big projects and after reading more about Sydney, I am happy to be wrong about it! I would love to make a trip down to Georgia soon and meet his wonderful family and learn more about him and the other American Orrs, in his legacy. You are all in my prayers. Best, Stuart Arias

Stuart Arias, Washington , DC


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