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Obituary: Sidney Farkas

Sidney Farkas, formerly of Glen Cove, passed away on Aug. 15, 2009 at the age of 92. He is survived by his two daughters, Shelley Farkas Davis of New York City and the Hudson Valley and Barrie Farkas Miller of New York City. He is also survived by his nieces, Roberta Witlin Hirsh, Sindee Schenker Weinbaum and Cathy Witlin Blake as well as his nephews, Sandy Witlin and Steven Schenker.

Sidney Farkas moved to Port Washington after the death of his wife Evelyn to whom he was married for over 50 years. They both met while attending Brooklyn College where Sidney was on the football team.

Sidney was the leader of the Great Books Club at the Locust Valley Library for many years. He was a long time psychologist for a Long Island hospital until his retirement. He traveled extensively with his wife Evelyn who was a social worker at the same hospital. Besides traveling, the couple enjoyed creative gardening, reading, art, theater and music.