September 14, 1915 - November 24, 2011
Born in Clyde, OH
Resided in Southfield, MI
Sidney was a graduate of Ostrander High School in 1933. He went on further to receive a Bachelors of Science degree and then a Master of Arts degree in Social Administration from Ohio State University in 1938 and 1939, respectively.
Sidney served in the U.S. Navy during World War II beginning as an Ensign and later was honorably discharged as a Lieutenant. He began by serving in communications at the Navy Department in Washington, DC and later at the Southwest Pacific Command in Brisbane and Melbourne, Australia and finally at the Navy Mine Deport in Yorktown, Virginia.
Sidney and his beloved wife Dorothy Jones Newhouse were married in December of 1944. Her background was of the Quaker ancestry from English settlers from the time of William Penn. Dorothy's family names included Ferguson, Kitchenmen, Brown, Biles, and Paxson. Dorothy graduated from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts with a major in Art History and a minor in French. She was Art Librarian and curator at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Dorothy became the assistant director of the Columbus Art Gallery in Columbus Ohio before they were married.
His lifelong career was in social work connected to the United Way movement. Sidney began with positions in various places, including, Philadelphia, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Indiana and then finally ended up in Detroit, Michigan. He retired on December 31, 1980 after 21 years with the United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit, first as the Director of planning and then as Associate Executive of the agency with responsibility for research.
He was very active within the community since his move here in 1960. Sidney was a member of the Detroit Rotary Club, the Grosse Pointe Cinema League, the local church development department of the Detroit Presbytery, and the Senior Men's Club of Grosse Pointe. He was part of the board of the Detroit Area Campfire Organization. He held the President position of the Men's Association of the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church. Also, he volunteered at Detroit Executive Service Corps providing consultation to non-profit organizations.
Sidney will lie instate on Sunday, November 27 from 12:00 pm until time of the Service at 12:30 pm. The services will be held at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lakeshore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms. Donations are to be made to United Way or to Grosse Pointe Memorial Church.
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Grosse Pointe Farms, MI US 48236