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Violet Sidman

October 14, 1934 — December 17, 2022

Violet Sidman, age 88, of Erie, died Saturday, December 17, 2022 at Sarah Reed Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by family, after an extended illness.

She was born in Union City, PA, on October 14, 1934 to the late William and Lillian Morris Gray.

Violet was a graduate of Union City High School in 1953, the same year she married the love of her life, Robert E. Sidman, to whom she was married for 62 years. She was a longtime member of Lakewood United Methodist Church, the Presque Isle Women’s Club, and the Hamot Aid Society. Violet loved spending time with her family, especially cooking and baking, making sure nobody left without a full stomach.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Sidman, a son, John “Jack” Sidman, and her siblings, Richard Gray, Gwen Hanlin, Dorothy Hale, Elouise Zimmer, and Merle Upperman.

Violet is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Sidman Thais, her grandchildren, Ashley Thais (William), Lindsey Thais (Nick), and Amanda Sidman (Will). She is further survived by her great grandchildren, Jackson Thais, Amelia Rounds, Wyatt Rounds, several nieces, and her brother William Gray of Texas.

Friends are invited to a memorial service Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Lakewood United Methodist Church, 3856 West 10th Street at 11:00 a.m.  Arrangements are entrusted to Burton Quinn Scott Cremation & Funeral Service Inc. West Ridge 3801 West Ridge Road.

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Thursday, December 29, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Lakewood United Methodist Church

3856 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16505

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