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Sidney Heifetz

AGE: 89 • Lincoln, CA

Lincoln, California. Sidney Heifetz, 89, passed away Friday March 31st peacefully at his home with his wife of 61 years Rose (Zweig) Heifetz at his side. Sid was predeceased by his sister Mollie(Heifetz) Saltman. He is survived by son Jonathan, his wife Carin and their two children Lia and Marc of Juneau, Alaska; his son Ethan, wife Lesley and children Harmony and Marina of Arcata, CA, and his son Claude, wife Jill and children Jared and Shelby of Clayton, CA. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, sister-in-law Jeannette (Zweig) Libert, and brother-in-law Shelly Saltman.

Sidney was born in the Bronx and grew up in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, the son of Russian immigrants Julius and Sarah Heifetz. He graduated from Henry Hudson High School at age 16 and attended Rutgers where he met his life long friend Bob Annenberg. He served in the U.S. Navy Airforce during the Pacific Theater of WW II where he logged over 400 flights.

The Heifetz family owned the Franklen Stores a well known business on 1st Ave in Atlantic Highlands for over 60 years, and he and his wife Rose established the Pear Tree Restaurant in Rumson. Sid was well known for his generosity, caring for others, dry sense of humor, and involvement with numerous community organizations. He loved history, geography, and the arts, especially the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. He enjoyed traveling, playing tennis, bridge and other card and dice games. He was a devoted Brooklyn Dodger and NY Met fan. He raised his family in West Long Branch, Ocean Township, and Monmouth Beach. In 2005 to be closer to family, he and his lovely wife moved to Sun City, Lincoln, CA. Donations in Sid's memory can be made to Diabetes Youth Families at dyf.org.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 16, 2017
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