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Mon 01 Feb 2021 - Farewell Syd McCarthy BT Manchester Staff

Farewell Syd McCarthy

Hi From BT MR Staff,
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Sarah MaCarthy has been in touch with the sad news of the passing of her dad Syd.

I am very sorry to tell you of the passing away of Syd McCarthy on 6 January 2021. He was nearly 88 and passed away peacefully in hospital.

Syd was BT man and boy. He joined the Post Office as a ‘Messenger Boy’ aged 15 and thereafter worked as a jointer then a TO. I remember his callouts in the middle of the night to Edgeley Exchange in the 1970s and early 1980s. Finally as the Level One manager of Dalton Exchange at Dial House until he retired.

His musical talents for the POEU Brass Band for which from memory he played tuba and possibly cornet and euphonium in the 1970s are captured on vinyl and the record is now in the very proud possession of his family. Syd trialled for Manchester United’s Youth Team and he remained a lifelong fan of United.

People who worked for Syd found him ‘firm and fair’ as a manager and he cared tirelessly for his beloved wife Barbara until the end of her life a few years ago. He was also a loving and devoted dad and grandpa and is deeply missed by his children and grandchildren.

The funeral will be held on Thurs 11 February 2021 It would be nice to see some of his colleagues there.

Due to the current restrictions only 30 people can attend the funeral. There is space for a few of Syd's colleagues to attend.

Anyone wishing to attend please get in touch via our contact page.

You will need to supply contact details for the government's Track and Trace Service.
Please put these details on the contact page so they can be passed on to the family.
We need your name address and a phone number. Thanks

Message dated: Mon 01 Feb 2021

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