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Sidney Joseph Modica

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Sidney Joseph Modica passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, January 8th. A native of New Orleans and resident of River Ridge, he was 52 years old. Beloved husband of Vincentia "Loli" Modica. Son of Theodore Modica Jr. and Sandra Reed. Loving father of Vincenza Roques, Kenny Roques (Michelle), Stephen Roques (Amanda), Joshua Conard, and Michael Modica. Devoted Grandfather of Emma, Vincenza, Kayson, and Lucca. Brother of Patricia Workman and Theodore Modica (Beth). A lifetime enthusiast of football, he played as #73 for Redeemer High School and was a faithful fan of LSU and the Saints. After high school he served in the Air National Guard for six years. A true man of God and devout Christian, he spent decades assisting in ministries. Many of his closest friends were found through his church community, including his wife. His fondest memories were from his time with the Children's ministry projects. From driving buses to teaching classes, he was able to touch the lives of so many through God. A firm believer in spreading the good news, he was a leader by example of God's love, and trusting in God's plan. He believed his wife was his greatest blessing along with his children. Married for 22 years, he was a very loving and devoted husband. As a couple they showed others the true meaning of support, compassion, and putting God first in marriage. Their union will always be a testament to God's blessings carried on through all of the lives they touched, and especially through the lives of their children. Known fondly as Papa and Papa Bear, his children and grandchildren were his joy. Always ready to fix things before the repairman could arrive, drive someone to practice or school, and provide the first hug when someone was in tears, he was also the first to crack a well-timed dad joke to lighten the mood. An avid traveler, he enjoyed traveling with his family often. He was able to enjoy more travel through his IT position with World Wide Technology as a Senior Storage Engineer. He felt blessed to find a position in which he thrived with such a caring company where many of his peers are now among his dearest friends. In addition to traveling, exercise was another favorite hobby. He found great support and friendship at F3 and Iron Tribe. He was always grateful for the changes they helped instill in him on his health journey. An emotional rock for his friends and his family, his jokes and his hugs will be forever missed. His family is truly grateful at this time for the support of World Wide Technology, Victory Fellowship, and all their friends and family. In lieu of flowers the family is asking that people send pictures and stories of Sid's life to [email protected]">[email protected]. A Memorial Fund will be set up for a college fund for his youngest son; please send requests to donate to [email protected]">[email protected] for information. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life at Victory Fellowship, 5801 Airline Hwy. Metairie, LA 70003 on Monday, January 14, 2019. Visitation begins 9:00 a.m. with service to follow at 10:30 a.m. L. A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. To view or sign the online guestbook, please visit www.muhleisen.com
Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Jan. 11 to Jan. 14, 2019
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