April 14, 1935 – May 15, 2020
FREEHOLD – Sidney Corman died Friday, May 15, 2020 at his home in The Villages in Freehold. He was 85.
Born in Brooklyn, he resided in Brooklyn before settling in Freehold in 2001.
Prior to retiring, he worked as an electrical engineer before leaving to begin a family business with his wife, which they operated from 1964-1980. He later moved on to work in Sales for Mountain Service Distributors in South Fallsburg, NY, and referred to himself as the “Slush Puppie Guy.”
Sidney was very committed to his community and remained active in The Villages Board of Trustees. He was a music lover – especially big band and swing.
He was predeceased by his loving wife, Lila, in 2014; and by his brother, Julius in 1998.
Surviving are his daughters: Beth Corman and Rona Corman Leone; and 4 grandchildren: Erika, Jonathan, Max, and Brooke.
A graveside service will be held at New Montefiore Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY, under the direction of Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels.
To honor the wonderful life and legacy of Sidney Corman, the family has requested that in lieu of flowers or gifts, please make a donation to the New Jersey Tap Ensemble; the tap dance company whose artists, works and music he treasured.
Donations can be made through PayPal or check payable to New Jersey Tap Ensemble, 590 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 383, Bloomfield, NJ 07003.
- Beth Corman, Daughter
- Rona Corman Leone, Daughter
- Sidney also leaves behind to cherish his memory 4 grandchildren: Erika, Jonathan, Max, and Brooke.
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Monday, May 18, 2020
May 16, 2020
Dear Rona, Beth, and Family,
I first met your father/grandfather when I worked at the Howell Senior Center and he and your beautiful mother came to one of the programs being offered. Sid struck me as such a kind, family oriented man, and the more I got to know him, the more I witnessed how well this described him. Sid was so gentle and loving with your lovely mother/grandmother, and nothing made his eyes sparkle more than when he talked with such pride about his family.
When I retired in 2014, I was so deeply moved when Sid stopped by my office to wish me well. He hadn't been feeling well and yet he made a special trip to say goodbye, which meant such a great deal to me. We discussed his family and I shared with him what an impact he had on my life. Having spent my 35 year career working with older adults, 27 of those at Howell Senior Services, I can honestly say that your father stood out among the many people with whom I came in contact through the years. I am grateful for all that he taught me. Mr. Corman was a true mensch.
Please accept my deepest sympathy on his passing and know that he loved his wife and family more than life itself.