SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

February 16, 2013

Sidney I. Sontz, 81


Lake Worth, Fla. — Sidney I. Sontz, formerly of Lynn, Marblehead, and Swampscott, died Thursday, February 14, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Sidney was a proud and supporting member and former president of the Northeast Roofing Contractors Association, a member of the Board of Directors for Camp Bauercrest and North Shore Jewish Community Center of Marblehead, longtime member of Temple Israel and Kernwood Country Club, member of the Mount Carmel Masonic Lodge, Alepppo-Shriners, and Jewish War Veterans.

He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War, serving from May 1952-1956 in Japan and Korea. He was the president of Max Sontz Companies of Lynn.

Sidney was the son of the late Esther (Cohen) and Max Sontz, brother of the late Phillip Sontz, Hyman Sontz, Charles Sontz, and Stanley Sontz. He is survived by his brother Harold Sontz, of Swampscott. He was the devoted husband to Cynthia (Silver) for 56 years, and loving father of Andrea (Sontz) Cone and her husband, Barry of Darnestown, Md., Marlene (Sontz) Conroy and her husband, Scott of Swampscott, Bradley Sontz and his wife, Rebecca (Feinstein) of Marblehead, and Derek Sontz and his wife, Holly (Thorpe) of Frederick, Md. He was a proud and ever-loving grampy, leaving twelve amazing grandchildren, Jacob, Shelli, Aron and Rachel Cone, Stephanie and Devin Conroy, Sarah, Carly and Jack Sontz, Breckin, Levi and Myles Sontz.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin Street, Salem, on Sunday, February 17, at 1 p.m. Interment at Congregation Shirat Hayam Cemetery, Temple Israel Section, Peabody. Memorial observance following the interment on Sunday at the Kernwood Country Club in Salem and on Monday and Tuesday from 12-7 p.m. at the home of Bradley and Rebecca Sontz. In celebration of his life, donations may be made to the Sidney I. Sontz "Hillside Fund" of Camp Bauercrest, Amesbury, MA, or the American Heart Association. For online condolences, please visit www.stanetsky.com.