Suddenly, on Monday, June 14, 2004 THOMAS WILLIAM HAGERTY, JR., 49, of Westminster. Beloved son of the late Thomas W. Hagerty, Sr. and Elizabeth (nee List) Higgins; loving brother of Bernard Hagerty, James Hagerty, Michael Higgins and Regina Higgins; dear nephew of Doris Anderson. Throughout his life Mr. Hagerty was a civic-minded person. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a retired federal employee, which included service with the U.S. Postal Service, the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard and he was a federal firefighter at Ft. Meade. He was a past member of the Civil Air Patrol and the Lansdowne Volunteer Fire Department. He was a proud member of Hesson-Snider Post 120 of the American Legion, Taneytown. After retiring from federal service, his pursuits included locksmithing and metal detecting. Friends may call from 7 to 9 P.M. Friday at SKILES FUNERAL HOME, 136 E. Baltimore Street, Taneytown. Christian Wake service 8:45 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 A.M. Saturday, June 19 at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 44 Frederick Street, Taneytown. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery. Memorials to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.