Sidney Walter Lindblom, 93, of South Salem, NY, and a longtime resident of Lake Worth, Florida, died peacefully on Monday, June 26, 2023.
Mr. Lindblom was born in the Bronx on March 3, 1930, to Sidney and Agnes (Brandt) Lindblom. He had a typical storied Bronx boyhood, playing stickball in the schoolyard, eating ice cream at the family ice cream parlor, and accompanying his grandfather on his milk route. He and his brother Tom were surrounded by loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.
In June of 1947, he graduated with honors from Columbus High School, and the following month, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served as a radio communications operator for 3 years. After his discharge from the Marines, he came home to New York and enrolled in Columbia University, at the same time working at his family’s marble company, Charles Lindblom and Sons Inc., known to family and friends as “The Shop”.
At the age of 27, he met Carrie Gonzalez on a blind date. He always said that the minute he saw her, he knew he was going to marry her. A year and a half later they were married in the First Lutheran Church of Throggs Neck.
For the next 50 years, he and Carrie worked hard, raised their family, and enjoyed life together. He finally retired in his seventies; he loved his work. He said that there was never a day that he didn’t look forward to going to “The Shop”.
He and Carrie retired to Florida and filled their lives with friends, travel, and fun.
He was an avid golfer and card player. He loved doing Sudoku, watching movies, reading, and walking their two “boys”, Mooshie and Smidgen. He was an active member of the volunteer security program (COP) for his community and could be seen every Friday morning driving through the streets, keeping the neighborhood safe!
He will be remembered for his kindness, loyalty, and irrepressible sense of humor. He made a lasting impression on everybody who met him and will be greatly missed.
Sidney Lindblom is survived by his wife of 64 years, Carrie, as well as his 3 daughters: Andrea Brill and her husband, Tom; Joi Lindblom Muratore, and Lisa Lindblom. In addition, Mr. Lindblom is survived by four grandchildren: Justin Brill, Alison Coyle and her husband Tyler, Lindsay and Haley Muratore, great-grandson, Kaiden Coyle, brother, Thomas Lindblom and his wife, Michiko, two nieces, Cynthia and Maiko Lindblom, and a grandnephew, Nikko Ricci. He also leaves behind a loving extended family in Florida, Connecticut and New Jersey.
A service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2023, at 1:00 PM at Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church; 6 Ivy Hill Road, Ridgefield, Connecticut. US Military Funeral Honors will take place at the conclusion of the service. There will be no calling hours and interment will take place privately.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Sidney's memory to any of the following organizations:
Tunnel to Towers Foundation - 2361 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306, http://t2t.org
This organization helps first responders and homeless veterans.
The No Kill Advocacy Center - P.O Box 182, Canyon, CA 94516, http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org
This organization strongly and effectively advocates ending the killing of animals in US shelters
13 Hands Equine Rescue Inc. - 50 Tuscan Way, Clinton Corners, NY 12514, http://13handsequine.org
This organization saves at-risk equines and uses equine therapy to help veterans and others suffering from trauma.
Kane Funeral Home, Ridgefield is in care of arrangements.