December 10, 1936 ~ March 7, 2019
Born in: St. Louis, Missouri
Resided in: Lakewood, Colorado
Frank R. Sida, currently a resident of Golden, Colorado, passed away Thursday Afternoon, March 7, 2019. His family and friends can attest that he gave a heroic fight against the Alzheimer’s he fought. As the author Dylan Thomas penned, “Do not go gentle into that good night.”
Frank was born December 10, 1936 in St Louis, Missouri to Frank and Margaret (Duffy) Sida. He attended McBride Catholic High School. Before graduating he joined the US Marine Corps and developed a lifelong brotherhood with Marines the rest of his life.
After finishing his service he attended Washington University and received a BS in Marketing in 1965. His first and only job after graduating was with Standard Oil of Indiana which later became Amoco Oil Company. He held numerous assignments with ever increasing responsibility until he was offered his dream job: to start up from nothing a chain of independently branded Gas and Convenience stores in Salt Lake City named “Rainbo”. He proudly developed and operated that group of stores to be one of the largest chains in Utah. Each year while operating the Rainbo C-Store Chain he reached out and actively supported the Marine Corp Toys for Tots program. Frank was able to retire in 1994 and spent much of those years traveling in Europe with Kay his wife and actively participating in the leadership of St. Thomas More Parish. He also was an avid outdoorsman. Family and friends can attest to the camp he used to set up each fall in the Flaming Gorge, Utah area hunting and fishing where he welcomed all. He also followed in the steps of his grandfather, Rudolph Sida, in making sausage and passing that craft to his children.
Frank is survived by his wife, Kay, of 62 years, older sister Gloria (Chick) Hartwig, younger brothers Jim Sida and Nick Sida, sons Rocky Sida and Steve Sida along with daughters Amy Van Horn and Laura Sida. Equally important Frank is survived by 7 wonderful grandchildren whom he enjoyed teasing and spending time with.
A celebration of life service will be held at 10:30AM on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 4291 Evergreen Pkwy, Evergreen, CO 80439. A reception will follow the service. That afternoon Frank will be laid to rest at Ft Logan cemetery where he will receive a military burial. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America would honor his life.
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Funeral Mass: March 20, 2019 10:00 am
Christ The King Catholic Church
4291 Evergreen Parkway
Evergreen, CO 80439