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Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home

6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Sydney T. Almond

February 5, 1937October 12, 2019
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Sydney Treen Almond, 82, of Fort Wayne passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, October 12, 2019. She was born on February 5, 1937, in Hyannis, Massachusetts to the late Hilda and Sidney Savage; she was one of five children. Her sisters, Charlotte Bourne and Nancy Fenton, and brother, Howard Savage preceded Sydney in death. Her sister, Betsy Burke resides in Destin, Florida. Sydney grew up in Hyannis and graduated from Barnstable High School. She married Richard Almond on February 2, 1957 in Hyannis, Massachusetts, they were married for sixty-two years. Richard and Sydney joyfully celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with friends and family in 2007. During their life together and with their growing family, they lived in a number of cities and states before settling in Fort Wayne in 1973. Sydney loved spending time with her family. She and Richard have five children, Nelson (Laura) Almond of Findlay, Ohio, James (Rosemary) Almond of Lafayette, Indiana, Charles Almond of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Christopher Almond of Butler Indiana, and Beth (Peter) Fisher of Loveland, Ohio. She was delighted to have nine grandchildren, James (Nicole) Almond, Brian Almond, Alicia (Joshua) Kempton, Joanne (Derek) Escalante, Thomas Almond, Nelson Almond, Sydney Fisher, Emily Fisher, and Caroline Fisher. She treasured three great grandchildren, Brody, Payson and Blake Almond. After raising five children, Sydney worked at the Fort Wayne Neurological Center for over thirty years as an administrative assistant well into her seventies enjoying many friendships. She enjoyed visiting the beach in Hyannis or Sarasota, Florida and loved gardening in the backyard. She never missed a grandchild’s high school graduation and always looked forward to the next family event. A gathering of family and friends will be 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday October 24, 2019 at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, 6424 Winchester Rd., Fort Wayne. Inurnment will be at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial gifts and donations in Sydney’s honor may be directed to Easter Seals & Arc of Northeast Indiana or Visiting Nurse of Fort Wayne.

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Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Thursday, October 24, 2019

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Becky Lebrato

October 27, 2019

Sydney, thank you for being my friend. Words can not express how much you will be missed! I will forever have you in my heart, and as you would say “love you’!

Laura Almond

October 22, 2019

Laura Almond

October 22, 2019

Laura Almond

October 22, 2019

Michael Rice

October 21, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Beth is such a big part of our organization that we feel her loss like it is our own.

Lovingly,
Mike Rice and the entire American Heritage family

Kay Hilkey

October 20, 2019

Little but mighty is how I will remember Syd!!
I first met her when I started as a new nurse at Fort Wayne neurology. If there was a problem or question she knew the answer !! She became my mentor because I was pretty scared with all of the people that were working there and how would I ever remember all of them. We became friends through that and have had a lot of good times together. She also took great care of my daughter Andrea when she moved to Fort Wayne to start college and work part time at FWNC. Had her over for dinner treated her like family and like me Andrea grew to love her as well. All of the great times and all of the great parties we had will be in my memory forever. Will miss her a lot. God’s blessings to her and her family ❤️🙏🏻

Joe Ottinger

October 16, 2019

Sydney was a good friend and coworker. I shall always be grateful for her kindness. Twice when I was on call and no family were around, she had me over for Thanksgiving dinner. She also had my son and I over for chili on a couple of occasions. I am grateful that I was able to see and talk with her briefly on the day she saw Dr Banas in the office. Losing friends is hard.

Jill Brooks-Webster

October 15, 2019

Dear Sydney,
I was very honored to see you a couple of Wednesdays ago to reminisce over our friendship (working & personal) & say our goodbyes. I will always remember your retirement party and the book we made for you. You always laughed when we called you Mrs. Kafilterfish. You treasured your book of many pictures and fond memories. Remember our old saying together; I was your supervisor but you were always my boss and that's the way it stood. You corrected all of us girls grammar and we found out very quickly how to talk properly (most of the time). We always begged you to make your egg dip for our department gatherings. You were quite a little lady and I will treasure you forever in my heart. You're now soaring over the East Coast in spirit and I'm so blessed our lives intertwined with each other at FWNC. I will sure miss you. All my love my dear friend.
Jill

Laura Almond

October 13, 2019

Mom, I have known you most of my life. You always treated me like your own daughter and I loved you for this. The holidays we shared together as our kids were growing up will always have a special place in my heart.
I was honored to share your final days with you. You still made me laugh and cry. When you told me you loved me I knew you meant it with all your heart.
I will miss you terribly. May God hold you near and that all your pain is now gone. Love you now and forever, Laura Almond

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Joanne and Rosemary at 50th Anniversary

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