Sidney Arbit

February 4, 1927November 5, 2013

Sidney Arbit of Randolph, formerly of Dorchester died November 5, 2013, age 86.

Loving father of Jordan Arbit and his wife Sharon of Sharon, MA. Loving grandfather of Rebecca Arbit and Zachary Arbit. Longtime friend of Carol Yanofsky and her family. Brother of the late George, Jacob, Millie, Rose, and Sylvia. Although he was out of touch with his daughter, Marcy Freedman, he never stopped loving her or his grandchildren, Rayna Freedman and Ariel Price.

Sidney worked in circulation at the Boston Record American and as a foreman at the Boston Herald. One of his greatest loves for many years was coaching for the Hull Little League. Sidney proudly served his country in the U. S. Coast Guard during WWII.

Graveside service at Sharon Memorial Park, 120 Canton Street, Sharon, MA on Thursday at 11:45 a.m. Shiva observance will be at the home of Jordan and Sharon Arbit following interment and also on Friday.

Charitable contributions in Sidney’s memory may be made to Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118


At the rising of the sun and at its going down, we remember him.

At the blowing of the wind and the chill of winter, we remember him.

At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring, we remember him.

At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer, we remember him.

At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn, we remember him.

At the beginning of the year and when it ends, we remember him.

As long as we live, he too will live; for he is now a part of us, as we remember him.

When we are weary and in need of strength, we remember him.

When we are lost and sick at heart, we remember him.

When we have joy we crave to share, we remember him.

When we have decisions that are difficult to make, we remember him.

When we have achievements that are based on his, we remember him.

As long as we live, he too will live; for he is now a part of us.

~ a meditation from Rabbi Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Reimer


  • Graveside Service Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sidney Arbit

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Bob Zalvan

November 7, 2013

Our sincerest condolences to Carol and the Arbit Family. I'll always remember Sonny's smile and sense of humor, and I'm forever grateful for his long-lasting Friendship with my Dad.
Bob Zalvan & Linda Crist

Joe Blanchet

November 6, 2013

I enjoyed my friendship with Sonny for at least 25 years while I worked at The Herald with him. He had a great sense of humor and was a kind hearted soul. I'll always remember him with a smile

Julie Freedman-Gruber

November 6, 2013

I met Sonny when I was only 13 years old. He was the kind of person who lit up a room with his charisma. My nickname for him was always, " Movie Star," and that is the way I always greeted him. I am sure that when he arrived in Heaven,that he was greeted by all of the other stars who have passed. He was the kind of person who wanted to be there for his family and friends. He understood that people were not perfect and that loving the people that mattered, was all that mattered. He will be missed. We send our deepest condolences to all of his family, and to everyone who will miss him being in their lives.

Connie B.

November 6, 2013

To the Arbit family, please accept my condolences during this difficult time. Our loving God is the listener of prayers. He will give you the strength that nobody else can. Please trust in his promises.

Harold Kligman

November 6, 2013

Our profound condolences to the Arbit family. We never had the opportunity to meet him, but he had to be a wonderful man to raise a son like Jordan.

Marianne & Harold