Sidat F. Balgobin

April 12, 1948June 21, 2018

Sidat F. Balgobin was born on April 12, 1948 in Yonkers, NY and passed away on June 21, 2018 and is under the care of Church & Allen Funeral Service.

Memorial Service will be held on July 21, 2018 at 10:00 am at Park Church, 283 Broadway.

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  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, July 21, 2018


Sidat F. Balgobin

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Paul Doyle

June 21, 2020

Just remembering Sadat today. He was such a wonderful person and a wonderful Pastor here at Park Congregational Church. His spiritual leadership here was a great blessing and still fondly remembered.

John Cantlin

June 21, 2020

We love you Sidat. I miss our conversations ... laughing together. It is a tragedy you are no longer with us.
John Cantlin

Stephen Hunter

April 28, 2020

I have a bundle of letters from Sidat from our correspondence in the late 1980's, when we were both home inspectors, before he left the field. I would be happy to send these to Sidat's family or any close friend who responds.

Heidi Bochain

August 23, 2018

I am very sorry to learn of Sidat's passing. He served as the interim pastor at the Lyme Congregational Church and officiated my marriage there in 2012. My husband and I received spiritual and marriage counseling from Sidat and remember him as a very kind, unassuming, and thoughtful man who shared in one of our happiest days. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Carl Heinrich

July 29, 2018

To the family of Sidat Balgobin,

Our heartfelt sympathy over the passing of Sidat. He often preached at our church as a supply minister and we always enjoyed his inspirational sermons. We will always remember him as a kind person filled with wisdom and faith in God. Sidat was a true friend to everyone at our church. He will be greatly missed.

The United Congregational Church in Norwich, CT

Bill Frost

July 28, 2018

What a nice, genuine, alive person! I love the poetic and rhythmic tone of his name, like a mantra. He was a mentor/friend to us all and we love him. He invited me once to lunch at his favorite Chinese restaurant. When the bill arrived, he reached for his wallet, then said, "Oh, my goodness..." It was always a pleasure to be with Sidat, and even pay the bill. It also gave me the pleasure of teasing him about it often. So, "when you see me coming and run through the shallow water reaching for my hand," be assured, Sidat, I'll have my wallet, just in case! Blessings to his family and y'all!

Bob Farwell

July 19, 2018

One of the kindest and most thoughtful people I have encountered. A truly spiritual being who will be greatly missed.

Steve Burt

July 19, 2018

Very good friends. Lunched together often. Same spirituality group for about 15 years. Helped me through my divorce. Served as Power of Attorney when I couldn't be in town to refi my house. Will miss him greatly.

Marvin Serruto

July 16, 2018

Patricia Rider and I have requested a Mass for Sidat.
Sunday, August 19 at 9:00 AM
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
213 Broadway
Norwich, Connecticut
Sidat attended many gatherings here and is
remembered in many prayers.
All are welcome.

Frank Basler

July 13, 2018

I met Sidat at a United Church of Christ meeting and was immediately drawn by his wisdom and authenticity. Later, when my spiritual director passed away, I recalled our conversation and asked if he would be willing to see me -- not knowing that he was trained as a spiritual guide, as well. We met monthly for three years, beginning with silence and a prayer. I would then talk and talk and talk, interrupted only by an infrequent question for clarification. When I had exhausted everything I wanted to tell him, Sidat would reflect on what he had heard -- inevitably honing in on an issue at the heart of a place where I need to grow. He was so intuitive! So on point! As we concluded the hour he would make a suggestion for something for me to reflect on or do or journal about during the coming month .
These sessions were ever so meaningful for me. I came away each month feeling light, centered, and in touch with the loving mystery of the Divine. I shall miss him enormously.

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