BARBANEL--Sidney W., on February 17, 2013 of Manhasset, NY. At the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Hilda. Loving father of Marsha Elser-Smith (Larry Smith), Stephanie (Jan) Simon, Geraldine Barbanel (Jordan Kapchan), Samara (Ron) Rosenberg and Karen Estis. Cherished grandfather of Mindy (Don), Michael (Deanna), Sean (Perri), Benjamin (Rosie), Daniel (Honit), Hannah, David (Erica), Rachel (Josh), Zachary, Alex and Dani. Adored great-grandfather of 13. Loving brother of Herb and Sarah and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Sidney's family is greatful for the loving care given to him by his aide Maria. Sidney was devoted to his children and family. He was the founder and past president of the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County and past commodore of The Nassau Yacht Club. Sidney loved life and will be greatly missed. Services, Tuesday 1pm at Temple Beth Sholom, Roslyn Heights, New York.
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Published in The New York Times on Feb. 18, 2013