Sidney Hackman died on June 7, 2013 after a long and courageous battle against cancer and the progressive effects of emphysema. Sid came to Colorado from his home in New York in 1960 and spent most of the next 53 years as a resident of Colorado Springs. He was born to Benjamin Hackman and Ida Bernstein Hackman on December 24, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York. Sid served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge from the Army he moved to California to work for Hughes Aircraft in Culver City. Later he joined the U.S. Air Force where he was stationed in Colorado, Massachusetts, New York and the U.K. After his military career, he worked for several banking and finance institutions in Colorado Springs, including Colorado Springs National Bank and Century Finance Company. Later in his life, Sid became very active in the non-profit and volunteer sector, serving in a variety of organizations including, AARP, the
and Ecumenical Social Ministries. Sid was an avid sports fan and golfer. He loved Dodger baseball and continued to support his beloved "Bums" long after they left Brooklyn. He spent many hours on the links perfecting his golf game and sharing many memories with his golfing partners. His parents preceded Sid in death. He is survived by his son, Michael (Robin) Hackman of Colorado Springs; 3 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; a sister, Dolores Goldberg of Boynton Beach, Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews. His family and friends are grateful for the time spent with him and the many cherished memories they created together. A memorial service will be on Friday, June 14 at 2:00pm at Memorial Gardens, 3825 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80910. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
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Memorial Gardens Cemetery & Funeral Home
3825 Airport Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Published in The Gazette on June 12, 2013