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Wendell T. Sides Obituary
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July 23, 2018

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June 6, 2016
I just learned of Wendall's passing and wish to express my condolences to his family and sisters.

I have fond memories of summers spent on Glades Road and my many positive interactions with each member of the Side's family!

May Wendall rest in peace.

Peter Graham
Columbia, South Carolina
April 14, 2016


An Irish Funeral Prayer

Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Everything remains as it was.
The old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no sorrow in your tone.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effort
Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was.
There is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.
All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting, when we meet again.
so sorry for your loss.
Elizabeth Farrell Dunn
April 5, 2016
My condolences to the Sides family. I haven't seen Wendell for many years but will always remember him as my "go-to" diving buddy during the years we conducted SCUBA work in the Cape Cod Canal while employed by the Division of Marine Fisheries. He was hard-working, dependable and always there when you needed him. I often reflect back on the things we did together.

He will be sorely missed.
April 5, 2016
More from Wendell's SHS'58 classmates:

Special prayers and condolences to Wendell's Family and thanks to the SHS'58 e-mail group for this sad and important update.
With Sympathy
Jack Finegan
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Thanks so much for e-mailing the Obituary for Wendell. His mother and mine were great friends. Nellie even loaded her beach wagon with a bunch of us wild kids and took us to Red Sox game. His dad, Ralph, was kind, quiet man as well. Wendell & I belonged to Baptist Youth Group. We had great parents who chaperoned us.
Rest in Peace, Wendell.
Ann FitzGerald
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I attended Wendell's Memorial service at the Baptist Church yesterday, which historically is the church many Scituate mariners attended. The church was fullabout 200. I recognized 3 other people from our class Skip Fryling, Faith Bowker-Maloney, and Mike Loring. After SHS, Wendell attended Bowdoin College with classmates Dick Ladd and Jon Story. They all joined the same fraternity at Bowdoin. Wendell left Bowdoin in the fall of 1959 after his father was lost at sea. As the oldest in the family, he took over the lobster business and helped his mother Nellie raise his 3 sisters and brother. Wendell lived a simple life with lots of love for his extended family. His brother Dan and his wife Ruthie spoke at the service, reflecting on his life. His siblings had lots of kids, so Wendell had a large family to love and be loved. Also, he was close with his second wife Ruthie Johnson's children and grand children. He was married to Ruthie for 16 years. He enjoyed watching her grandson play hockey. Wendell loved racing cars. He was Crew Chief for a Pro Stock Race Car team. Also, he worked as a Parts Manager for O'Briens Car Care in Scituate near the intersection of First Parish Road and Common Street. No question, Wendell lived a life full of love with his family. Ron Rencurrel