Sid was born 11/21/1924 in Telluride Colorado, he grew up in Salida Colorado and graduated from Salida High School in 1942. He then attended CU of Boulder for one year and at the age of 19 he immediately joined the Army and was stationed in London during WWll , where his services received an outstanding merit with the Area Petroleum office. After leaving the military he completed his studies in accounting from CU. During CU he married the love of his life Shirley Burtt in 1947 and they soon settled in Englewood. Sid spent his working carrier in the banking industry and retired as assistant vice president of bank-shares at Colorado National Bank.
Sid's uncles were train men in Salida and that is where he caught his life long love of trains and transportation. Over his lifetime his travels with Shirley always included a train connection, whether that trip was to NAPA California ( a wine train ) or Australia ( yep trains here as well).
Sid is survived by his three children Roger, Philip, Julie, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his son Larry in 1972 and his wife Shirley in January of this year.
Memorial services will be held on Friday - May 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Drinkwine Family Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to;
South Park Rail Society - 2253 N Downing St., Denver, CO 80205
The South Park Rail Society is involved with the restoration of the three main railway structures which were part of the Denver and South Park & Pacific Railway complex in Como Colorado. They are currently gathering funds for the Como Water Tank. This replica of the original 50,000 gallon water tank, once complete, will supply water for the Como locomotives and the roundhouse for fire protection and will be made available to the local fire district.
Project Angel Heart - 4950 Washington St., Denver, CO 80216
Project Angel Heart improves health and well-being for people with life-threatening illnesses by preparing and delivering medically tailored meals and promoting the power of food as medicine. They do this at no cost to the recipient! Donations can also be made on-line at www.projectangelheart.org