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Matilda (Millie) Sidel

January 18, 1919 ~ April 19, 2018 (age 99)

Matilda (Millie) Sidel passed away April 19, 2018, at the age of 99.  She spent the last years of her life in Waynesboro, Georgia, under the care of her son, Jeffrey Sidel and daughter-in-law Linda Sidel.  Millie had previously been a long-time resident of Fort Walton Beach.   Millie was born in New York City in 1919, the oldest of four children of Sarah and Albert Tereno.  While on vacation with a girlfriend in the Catskill Mountains of New York, Millie met her future husband, Lawrence (Larry) Sidel.  He was a busboy at the hotel where they were staying.  A romance developed but was interrupted by WWII.  They married in 1944, while Larry was home on leave from the Navy.  However, Larry was sent overseas again shortly after the wedding and the couple did not see each other again for over 2 years.  Larry and Millie were happily married for 72 years until his death in 2017. They enjoyed travelling, music, watching classic movies, and visiting with friends and family.  Additionally, Millie enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, baking and, in general, being a wife and mother.  Larry and Millie served as lay leaders for the Jewish congregation at Eglin Air Force Base.  Millie had been a member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) auxiliary in Fort Walton Beach and was a member of the Homemakers Extension Club.  In addition to her husband, Millie is predeceased by her brothers Nathan Tereno, Sol Tereno and Jacob Tereno.  Millie is survived by daughter Barbara Semper (Randy) of Port Charlotte, Florida, son Jeffrey Sidel (Linda) of Waynesboro, Georgia grandsons Jason Sidel (Anna) of Atlanta, Georgia, and Justin Sidel (Amber) of Evans, Georgia, great grandsons Grayson Sidel and Peyton Sidel, nephew Edward Sidel, nieces Rebecca Young, Marsha Firestone, Judi Stokes, Michelle Tereno, Sara Tereno, and cousin Ester Nahmias.   A graveside service will be held at Beal Memorial Cemetery on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. with Rabbi Joel Fleekop officiating. 

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