Harry N. Hagy Sr., a retired Chessie System yard foreman who enjoyed helping his neighbors, died of heart failure Feb. 27 at his Mount Washington home. He was 77.
Mr. Hagy was born in Baltimore and raised in Reading, Pa., where he graduated from high school. He served in the Navy during World War II.
He began working for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in 1950. He held supervisory positions at the Mount Clare, Locust Point, Bayview and Curtis Bay rail yards, and retired in 1989.
"During his entire 39-year career, he only missed one day of work, and that's because he had the flu," said his wife of 57 years, the former Dorothy Lugenbeel.
Known as "Monty," Mr. Hagy often helped his neighbors.
"He was regarded by his neighbors and friends as kind and trustworthy, and always ready to lend a helping hand. He made sure that the elderly got to the grocery store and had transportation to the doctor's office," Mrs. Hagy said.
Mr. Hagy enjoyed setting up an annual Christmas garden and vacation trips by train.
He as a member of Mount Washington United Methodist Church.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Hagy is survived by a son, Harry N. Hagy Jr. of Glen Rock, Pa.; a daughter, Carol A. Hagy of Cockeysville; a granddaughter; and a stepsister, Miriam M. Bailey of Reading.