Sidney Duren
July 8, 1939 - April 22, 2008
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He was born July 8, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois and moved to North Port, Florida 7 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, FL. He was a school teacher for the South Broward High School for 30 years. He was a graduate of the North Park College in 1967. Sidney was a sports fanatic and enjoyed watching…

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Melanie Scott left a message on April 25, 2008:
Jan, I was so shocked when I heard about Sid. Always remember that he is in a better place and he is watching over you. I want to share a little poem that comforts me when I think of my dad... When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom filled room, why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little... but not too long, and not with your head bowed low, remember the love that once was shared, miss me... but then let me go. For this is a journey we all must take and each must go alone, it's all a part of the Master's plan, a step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick of heart go to the friends we know, and bury your sorrows in doing good deeds. Miss me.. but let me go. Love Melanie (Keep your head up, it will be ok)
arnold almer left a message on April 25, 2008:
Dear Janet,Hubert, June and Donna and Sids three sons Eric,Jonathan and Bradly. I was very saddened to hear about Sids sudden death. Sid was a great friend of mine in our youth especially up in Bethany Beach where we played many games of basketball, baseball and golf. Sid had a great jump shot from the corner and could shoot a basketball with great accuracy. I loved competing with him as it was always fun with his dry sense of humor an added plus. I heard that he was coming up to Michigan this summer to paint the Duren house and was looking forward to playing golf with him and Don and Bob Peterson. I remember vividly when we were teenagers about how we used to talk about when we were all older we would retire up in Bethany and hang out and play golf. God has other plans sometimes and we have to adjust. I have seen very little of Sid the last forty years and have not seen his sons since they were very young. I can assure them that Sid was a man of great character and they can be proud of him as a father. I knew Sid when he cleaned carpets with his father Helge and would often go over to his house in Beverly to play tennis after work. His sisters June and Donna would often be there as well as Hubert and we would share some laughs together. Sid and Mike Young both moved to florida about the same time and became close friends as Mike stated in his comments. We will all miss you and will shoot a round of golf in your honor Sidney. With prayers and condolences we will meet again in a better place. Arnold Almer
Ginny and Frank Yang left a message on April 25, 2008:
We wanted to let you know how much our hearts are with you despite being thousands of miles away. We have and will continue to pray for you and trust that God is faithful. We love you!
Jane & Joe Beaudreau left a message on April 25, 2008:
We were very sorry to hear about Sid's passing. We are your neighbor's at Woodhaven Estate. We will keep you in our prayers. Please do not hesitate to call if there is anything we can do for you. We will miss seeing him as he did his daily walks.
Mike & Pat Young left a message on April 25, 2008:
Dear Janet & Family, and Hubert, June & Donna, Pat and I are saddened to learn of Sid's passing. We will keep you and your families in our prayers. I fondly remember my friendship with Sid during our high school years and our North Park College years in Chicago, and our summers in Bethany Beach, Michigan. And, our good times with our Hi-League Teens groups at Elim Baptist and Trinity Covenant Churches, along with Bob & Don Peterson, Arnie & Ray Almer, and Mel Soderstrom. Sid was our 'Best Man' when Pat & I were married June 8,1963. We fondly remember you joining us again when you and Sid moved to Hollywood, Florida, just a couple of blocks away from our house: and, getting together whenever we could. With Sid and I both teaching and coaching over the years at McNicol Jr. High, and at South Broward and Hollywood Hills High Schools, our friendship remained close until Pat and I we moved back to the Chicago area and Sid & Jan moved to Florida's western coast. We pray that God will continue to bless and strengthen you family and friends during these sad days, and in the days to come. Love, Pat & Mike Young Western Springs, IL
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Margaux Johnson left a message on April 25, 2008:
Donna, I'm thinking of you and your family.
Tammy Wilkie left a message on April 25, 2008:
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
The Esteves Family left a message on April 25, 2008:
When our hearts are saddened by the loss of one we love, the courage that we truly need comes only from above, but may you find some comfort at this time you are going through just knowing many thoughts and prayers are always there we you.
Roberson Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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