Margaret Smart Sidey
Margaret Smart Sidey (the only “smart” Sidey, as she loved to joke) went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 7th. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 4th, 1928 to Harold and Margaret Shields Smart. She was a kindergarten teacher before marrying James Sidey on February 7th, 1953 and moving to Dunkirk where she lived for many years. Margaret is survived by her children: Libby (Jim) Calato of Pittsburgh, Philip (Karla) of Dillard, Georgia, Paul (Barb) of Denver, Colorado, Louise (Robert) Pollok of Scotland, Stephen (Kim) of Angola, and Andrew (Ellen) of Buffalo; also survived by her beloved grandchildren residing in Scotland, Florida, the Great Lakes, and the Rocky Mountains and 7 great grandchildren. She was the matriarch responsible for raising and inspiring her children and grandchildren through her quiet, unmovable faith to become fathers, mothers, and even a Purple Heart recipient. Margaret was predeceased by her husband; a son, David; two grandsons, Wil and Jake; and a great grandson, James. She will be missed and honored by those she leaves behind. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Mrs. Sidey’s memory may be made to Life’s Key, P.O. Box 10, Bethel Park, PA. 15102 would be appreciated. It was a ministry dear to her heart and where she worked after moving to Pittsburgh. Calls may be made Sunday from 4-7 pm at the LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 20 Central Avenue, Fredonia, N.Y. where funeral services will be held Monday morning at 11 am. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at larsontimkofuneralhome.com. Arrangements by David J. Dengler.