Art Sider, 66, of Erie, lost his battle with cancer on Saturday January 5th, 2013. Art was a fighter who won many battles for his life along the way. He was a huge Cathedral Prep and Notre Dame fan. Art possessed a love for soccer and was extremely active in the Erie Youth Soccer Association. He coached many teams including Cathedral Prep. Art retired from American Turned Products where he enjoyed many friendships. He was born December 28th, 1946 to Arthur and Marion Sider of Harborcreek Pa. Art was the third of eleven children including: Cheryl, Susan, Tom, Jim, Barb, John, Mary, Karen, Patti, and Cathy. He had many nieces and nephews. He graduated from Cathedral Preparatory School in 1964. He enrolled in the G.E. engineering apprentice program and attended Gannon University. Shortly thereafter, he married his best friend Rosemarie on May 21st 1966. They shared 46 wonderful years of marriage together. He loved his four children: Artie (Julie), Sheri Jarmolowicz (Aaron), Jeff (Mitze), and Steve. He adored his seven granddaughters: Kayley, Lauren, Ashley, Olivia, Mariella, Vanessa, and Elianna. He was a rock and the foundation of a very loving family. He will be deeply missed by many. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, Pine Avenue Branch, 845 East 38th Street. Services will be held there on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Luke Church at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Erie County, 2253 West Grandview Boulevard, Erie, PA 16506.
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Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory
845 East 38th Street Erie, PA 16504
Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 8, 2013