In Memoriam: SID SPECTOR
MCSA is sad to announce the death of one of our long-time members, SID SPECTOR.
Sid died on Saturday, June 9, 2012. His death was unrelated to stroke. He would have been 90 years old this August. Sid and his wife, Irene, would have celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary that same month. Sid was born in the Bronx, N.Y., in 1922. He and Irene were married one day before he was shipped out with the U.S. Navy to serve in World War II from 1943 to 1945. Later, Sid and Irene moved to our area, first living in Greenbelt and then in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Sid’s stroke occurred on January 18, 2000--- and he was in Florida attending a family wedding 10 days later. Sid and Irene have been dedicated members of MCSA for more than a decade. They were charter members of MCSA’s Leisure World Chapter. They also enjoyed “clowning” and attended the Comedy and Humor Club at Leisure World on a regular basis.
Despite the aphasia which was caused by his stroke and which made it very difficult for Sid to express himself, he participated in many of our meetings and special events, served on our Board of Directors for several years, and was our unofficial photographer at many MCSA events. He was a kind-hearted, loving, hard-working man whose presence will be greatly missed.
Memorial donations may be made to Mishkan Torah or a charity of your choice. If you want to send a memorial donation in Sid's name to the Montgomery County Stroke Association (MCSA), please make the check payable to MCSA and send it to: MCSA, P.O. Box 9343, Silver Spring, MD 20916-9343. Include your name and address so that thank you cards can be sent to you. Acknowledgment cards will also be sent to Irene Spector.
Our deepest sympathies to go Irene, to their adult children (Ellen Goldfarb, David Spector, Diana Sageser, and Julie Spector), and to their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Sid’s obituary appeared in the Washington Post on Monday, June 11, 2012. For additional information, reply to this e-mail or call MCSA's helpline (301-681-6272) and leave a specific message.