|Birth: ||May 31, 1920|
New York, USA
|Death: ||May 22, 2003|
* Entombed in the bell tower.
GREENWALD, COMMANDER SIDNEY DAVID, US Navy Retired, Adamstown MD, formerly of Abington PA, passed away surrounded by his family on May 22, 2003 at Buckingham Choice Nursing Home, age 82. He was the husband of Wanda Wright Greenwald, who died in 1993.
Born May 31, 1920 in the Bronx NY, Sidney was the son of the late Louis and Lena Greenwald.
After the family moved to Phila in the mid-1930's, Sidney was active in the Boy Scouts and he began a life-long interest in working with animals.
Following graduation from the Phila Public School system, he began work with Howard Clothes until he enlisted with the US Navy in 1942 as a Radioman during WWII; where he served in both the European and Pacific fronts. He was mustered out of the Navy in 1945 as a first class radioman, but stayed in the Navy Reserve and was commissioned at Lieutenant (Junior Grade) in 1949.
He returned to active duty during the Korean Was where he was stationed in Brooklyn New York in the Navy Supply Corps. Following the war he remained in the Reserves, eventually attaining the rank of Commander.
On April 16, 1952, he married Wanda Wright Kappel of Long Branch, NJ and became stepfather of Kathy Wright and William Martin Kappel.
The family then moved to Abington PA in 1952; where he began work with Jacob Reeds Clothiers, running one of their factories in Norristown. In the late 1950's Sidney switched careers and began work with the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Phila. For the next 35 years, he was a Life Insurance Underwriter in the greater Phila area.
Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, July 16th at 11 A.M. at The Old York Road Temple-Beth Am, Old York Rd, Abington PA.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Leader Dogs for the Blind, PO Box 5000, 1039 S. Rochester Rd, Rochester MI 48307-3115 or to The Abington Hospital Foundation, 1200 Old York Rd, Abington PA 19001.
Published in Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News on July 9, 2003
Wanda Wright Greenwald (1920 - 1993)*
Whitemarsh Memorial Park
Created by: Susan Gowin
Record added: Apr 15, 2013
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