Born in New York City on Dec. 31, 1921, Sid resided in Palm Springs. He passed away peacefully on Aug. 30, 2006, after a brief illness. Sid's career spanned decades in the music industry. An accomplished musician, orchestra leader, composer, and artist manager, he was known affectionately as "Symphony Sid". He was also notably known as a partner with Greif-Garris Management specializing in the music and entertainement industry.
As of this date, Sid is survived by his children, Robin (Mark) Kaplan, Ellen (Paul) Kelly, Michael (Carolyn) Garris, and Brian Garris; grandchildren, Anthony, Jonathan, Max and Tegan; his sister Esther Youngerman; niece, Jackie and nephew, Eli.
Sid was a kind-hearted, philanthropic person. Services were private and no information was available regarding burial arrangements.
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