Sidney R Paterson, Jr.

(Apr 2, 1923 to May 1, 2011)

Oscar Wilde noted that one should either be a work of art, or wear a piece of art. For Sidney it was a bit of both. Blessed with a sense of fashion, he seldom left the house looking anything less than dapper. From the days when he wouldn’t be seen without his fedora, to when he could’ve walked out of an L.L. Bean catalog he always knew the right outfit to wear. Perhaps this was one of the ways he kept age from catching up to him. Even at 88 he didn’t think he was an “old guy”. Considering he still bowled twice a week, golfed regularly, could often be found riding his bike and still took painstaking care of his yard it would seem he was right. Then again, maybe it was his grandkids that kept him young. Whether it was enjoying the fine arts with his granddaughter or hitting the links with his grandson he never missed an opportunity to spend the day with them. rn When Sidney left to serve the Army during WWII he was fortunate that the Pennsylvania Railroad kept his job till his return. This was not only where he stayed until retirement, but where he met a young lady named Lillian (nee Orzechowski). Before her passing in 2008, their lives were blessed by 57 years of marriage and by their children: Robert (Christine) of Virginia and Patricia Barnes (John) of Wenonah, and again by their grandchildren: Alison and Kevin.rn Come celebrate 88 well dressed years (April 2, 1923-May 1, 2011) Thursday from 9 AM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside, where the Service will be at 11. Interment Lakeview Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the Food Bank of South Jersey 1501 John Tipton Blvd. Pennsauken, NJ 08110.rn

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