Traverse City Record-Eagle

December 21, 2013

Albert E. Hyde

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — TRAVERSE CITY — Albert E. Hyde, of Traverse City, passed away Dec. 14, 2013, at his residence at the age of 93. He was born in Grand Rapids May 28, 1920, to Albert and Jean (Smits) Hyde.

Upon completing his master’s degree at the University of Michigan in 1942 Al taught high school math in Grand Rapids.

He then entered into the United States Army, serving as a Staff Sergeant in the Military Intelligence Service in U.S. occupied Germany.

He returned to civilian life, married Madelyn Shepard in 1951 and moved to Irvington, N.Y., working as a project manager in the military electronics industry before returning to teaching in Brewster, N.Y., in 1972.

Albert moved to Traverse City in 1986 with his wife, Madelyn, and lived on the peninsula until moving to Garfield Township.

Al Hyde was a devoted husband and father to two stepchildren.

Al and Madelyn were members of First Congregational Church in Traverse City.

Madelyn passed on in 2004.

He leaves two children, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren by marriage, and his sisters, Mary Spidell and Elizabeth Hyde, to carry on without him. We mourn his passing and celebrate his life as a steadfast provider, teacher, ETO soldier and father.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Please visit to share your memories of Al.

The Hyde family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.