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Sydney D. Jr., age 80, left this world behind to join his beloved wife Alice in "Paradise" on May 3, 2013. Sydney was a deeply religious man who dedicated his life to his God and Church.
Sydney grew up in Ridgefield Park, NJ. He served in the Army during the Korean War.
Sydney met and married Alice Heym, the love of his life, in 1954. They moved to Hillsdale, NJ where they raised their four children: Alyson (Lundy), Susan (Skowronski), Stacey (Pender), and Mark Smith.
Sydney and Alice moved to Pine Hill, NY, shortly before he retired. He was very active with the Fleischmanns United Methodist Church, where he was a lay speaker.
Sydney leaves behind his children, nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, his dear brothers Richard Greenhalgh (wife Polly), and George Smith (Barbara), brother Fred (predeceased), and his niece and nephews, who all love him so very much.
Sydney was a wonderful, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and and friend to many. His kind and gentle spirit will be greatly missed.
Viewing will be at: Hynes Funeral Home, 48 Walnut Street, Margaretville, NY 12455, Thursday evening (May 9) from 6-8 PM.
Funeral at: Margaretville U.M.C., 55 Church Street, Margaretville, NY. Friday (May 10) at 12:00 noon.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Fleischmanns U.M.C., 904 Main Street, Fleischmanns, NY 12430.
Published in The Record/Herald News on May 8, 2013