Mark Ted Sidle

April 5, 1955January 21, 2019

Sidle, Mark T., 63, of Weston, FL passed away peacefully on the morning of January 21, 2019, with his family by his side. Loving father of Alexis and Andrew Sidle. Beloved partner of Darlys Corban. Dear brother of Marcia (Robert) Ruhl. Preceded in death by his parents, Rosalie and Merle Sidle of Miami, Florida. Mark was an exceptional man, who served as a genuine example of unconditional love and loyalty. He will forever be remembered for his hard work & dedication, love of boat days & fishing trips, sarcastic humor & kind soul, and overall strong personality. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at 12 pm at Mount Nebo at Kendall, 5900 SW 77th Avenue, Miami, 33143. Shiva will be held Thursday following the funeral and Friday evening. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. We will forever carry your loving memory in our hearts Dad.


  • Merle Sidle, Father
  • Rosalie Kotkin, Mother
  • Alexis Sidle, Daughter
  • Andrew Sidle, Son
  • Darlys Corban, Partner
  • Marcia Ruhl, Sister


  • Graveside Service Thursday, January 24, 2019
  • Shiva Thursday, January 24, 2019

Mark Ted Sidle

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Bonnie Wilks

February 4, 2019

I was devastated when I heard about the passing of Mark Sidle. It has taken me two weeks to write this as I am still processing his loss.
Mark and I were best friends for 40 years. I was new to swimwear, at the time, and learned so much beginning with Merle and then followed by Mark-
Mark and I had a very special bond that few are lucky enough to ever have.
We had great respect for each other- shared wonderful conversations-lots of laughs.
Business was important but became secondary for us- Our friendship was always first.
Alexis and Andrew - he loved you both to the moon and back. The world revolved around both of you.
Daryls- I am so happy that you found each other and shared wonderful memories.
I will miss you every day, my friend.
I will remember you forever and always-

Gary Silverman

January 23, 2019

I want to extend my sincere condolences to all Mark's family and friends. I did business with Mark through out my career. He was tough, direct and new his customers better than anyone. Meetings with Mark could be stressful and he presented a persona that was difficult. But I also got a chance to know Mark on a personal level. During a difficult time in my life he was a tremendous listener and confidant. He was warm and sympathetic in direct contrast to his tough exterior. Mark was a legend in our business and will be missed. May he be a blessed memory.

Patty Hernandez

January 23, 2019

My sincerest condolences to Darlys, Bob & the rest of Mark's family. I had the unique pleasure of working at Swim N Sport twice in the home office for the buying department for sportswear & accessories. Mark's office was across mine both instances and although he was very firm he was always fair and always had his heart in the company. I learned so much from him and Albert in terms of business sense and being precise in vendor meetings. He taught me how to be very analytical in my reporting and put myself in the mind of the customer always. "Customer is king". He is truly an innovator for the swimwear industry and I admire how he grew his father's business. He had a wicked sense of humor and I loved our cafecito times especially when vendors visited from out of town. Working at Swim taught me a lot and was really a dream come true. I will always remember the good times & hold the work experiences acquired under his & Darlys leadership very dear to my heart. Thank you for trusting in me during my times with a segment of your business. Even though things didn't work out, I always think highly of my times & experience there. May you rest in peace & I send you my love and sincerest condolences to Darlys & his family.

Suzette Curry

January 22, 2019

I had the honor of working with Mark and his amazing sister Marsha and brother-in-law Bob for almost 3 years in the company that he and his father built together. He introduced me to the world of swim more than 10 years ago and I still live in that market today. I learned a lot from him and I’m pleased to say that I heard he also learned things from me. Definitely a unique relationship and one that I will never forget. He gave me opportunities and trusted me with things in his company that he had not with anyone before.
My heart is very heavy for his children Alexis and Andrew and the rest of the Sidle family as they mourn this loss. I truly hope he spent the last year of his life, after retirement, enjoying and embracing life to the fullest!
May he rest in peace and may his family find comfort during this very difficult time.
With Respect,
Suzette Curry

Fran Nadler-Chiarella

January 22, 2019

My heart is heavy & my thoughts are full of the past 30 years that I worked for Mark & his family. I was once asked who my mentor was, and with no hesitation I said my Dad & Mark Sidle. RIP and may your legacy never be forgotten.

Steven Gellis

January 22, 2019

I always looked forward to our meetings. They were always driven by Mark’s sense of humor and desire for excellence.
Mark’s friendship & conversations will always be cherished .
Please accept our deepest condolences
Steven & Barbara Gellis
Noah Gellis & Annie Brunet

Howie Greller

January 22, 2019

Knowing Mark for over 45 years, it has given me great pause to suddenly hear of his tragic loss.
He was a man of strong character and great passion for maintaining and growing the legacy of his family business.
Mark and I shared both a business and personal friendship that lasted a lifetime, and my condolences go out to his family, that he loved so very much.
Mark was a force of nature and will always be remembered as both the real friend, the family man , and the tough but fair businessman. May he rest in peace.

Chris Staff

January 22, 2019

My warmest expression of solace and sympathy to all of Marks family
Mark was a friend a confidant and of course business associate
Firm in his convictions leading to a very successful career
But flexible and caring in his personal friendships
a challenge but always interesting
Rest In Peace
My memories will not dim of our past
Chris Staff

Jack Goebel

January 22, 2019

Mark and I had a unique relationship the last few years of Swim N Sport. My thoughts and prayers are with the family . Jack Goebel

Diane Brucks -McDonald

January 22, 2019

Wayne and I are so sorry to hear the sad news. I have been friends with Mark , and of course, Merle and Rosalie since the early 80's. I have so many good memories. I send my love and sympathy to the family and will hold all of you in my prayers. May Mark rest in peace.