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1920 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
LINER, Sydney M. Of Newton, passed away peacefully in his home on April 29, 2016 surrounded by his beloved family at 95 years of age. Sydney was born on November 22, 1920, the third of four sons to Hilda and Samuel Liner, both of Russia. He was preceded in death by his beloved first wife Alta (Burwen) in 1980 and his beloved second wife, Lenore (Rutman) in 2015. He is survived by his children, Ellen and Richard, grandchild Andrea, stepchildren Robert, Janie and Jackie, and their seven children and four grandchildren. He was the brother of Morton and the late Robert and Rabbi Paul Liner.Sydney was an accomplished baseball pitcher at Brookline High School and attended the Red Sox Rookie camp in 1942 before enlisting in the US Navy and graduating from Flight school in Pensacola, FL. He was a navigator and pilot of PB-Y's in the South Pacific, performing search and rescue and night bombing missions before returning to Pensacola to be a primary flight instructor. After the war, he returned to Liner Tire Company with two of his brothers, which was founded by his father in 1910 and continues to operate today as the oldest tire dealership in New England. Sydney was an avid golfer, spending winters in Lake Worth, FL, and continued to work in the tire business well into his 80's.Services with military honors will be held on Monday, May 2 at 2:00pm at the Chapel of Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St, Sharon. The family will be receiving guests at 4 York Rd, Waban, MA on Monday after the funeral service until 8:00pm and on Tuesday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Hospice of Good Shepherd, 90 Wells Ave, Newton, MA 02459. Brezniak-Rodman Funeral Directors brezniakrodman.com "Family Owned"
Published in The Boston Globe on May 1, 2016
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