Sidney Murray Siflinger, 85, of Sandy Springs

Sidney Murray Siflinger, 85, of Sandy Springs

CandleSidney Murray Siflinger, 85, of Sandy Springs, (formerly Bronx, N.Y.), son of Oscar and Rose Kleinman Siflinger, passed away peacefully Oct. 26, 2013.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Florence Carl Siflinger; son and daughter-in-law Jules and Marlene Siflinger of Roswell; daughter and son-in-law Shelley and Dr. Steve Barnett of Dunwoody; son Troy Siflinger, Atlanta; brother Julius Siflinger of Del Rey Beach, Fl.; He is also survived by his grandchildren: Christopher and Cortney Barnett Nelms, Matthew and Mary Nelson Goodgame  Barnett, Laurie Renee Barnett, Adam and Brooke Siflinger; as well as great-grandchildren Aubrey, Halle, and Zachary Nelms.

Sid was born in the Bronx, N.Y. on Nov. 7, 1927.  In his youth, he played saxophone, loved history, cooking, the Mets, and the Catskill Mountains.

He met his future bride during the summer of 1952 at Shorehaven Beach Club. He went on to raise a family and manage his Uncle Bill Kleinman’s “Grandview Cleaners” in NYC’s Westside for 30 years.

He was affiliated with The Castle Hill Jewish Center, Bronx, N.Y., and was an honored member of the The Fidelis Fraternal Lodge. In mid-life, Sid became a jeweler, later settled near family in Atlanta, and enjoyed his last employment years with Armen and Joseph Jewelers, Duluth.

Sid was accomplished in oils, watercolor, sculpture, and jewelry making. Many happy years were spent designing jewelry, and teaching at The Dorothy Benson Senior Center in Sandy Springs.

Sign the online guest book at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, Texas, 75284-0692 or Guardians Of The Torah, P.O. Box 767981, Roswell, GA 30076.  A graveside service was held Mon., Oct. 28 at Arlington Memorial Park with Rabbi Richard Baroff officiating.  Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta (770) 451-4999.

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