I had some great experiences with Syd when I was a kid including running a fishing net through the ocean to watch the phosphorescence, using a bucket with plastic covering the bottom to peer at things from the side of the sailboat into the sea, and eating ice cream with chocolate topping or a steak he cooked on his fancy Jenn-Air indoor grill.
There are many more things I experienced because of knowing Syd and always appreciated his generosity, interest in figuring things out, and willingness to share his knowledge. In more recent years, I enjoyed receiving random emails from him with jokes or safety warnings. He will be missed. Erann
To all whom Syd left behind, I send my condolences.
I was about 14 when I met Syd ( I am now 52). He was my next door neighbor on Raspberry Rd, in Anchorage. I liked him the first moment I met him. He was a State Trooper as was my father at the time. He liked to give us pressed flowers that he had made in his books. He showed us how to do the same. Syd was a kind man and always had a smile to share.
I enjoyed our talks and his stories of the past. I want to thank the family for his brave service to our home land and for his service to my home Alaska.
I was sorry when he moved and often wondered about him. I am sorry to hear he has past, and I hope he has gone on to wait in paradise for the judgment day we will all share in.
He was a kind and loving person.
Our deepest sympathies for the Sydnam family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rest in Peace Syd. I will miss your funnies.
My condolences to his family. During my career with AST, Oct1963 through June 1987, Syd was one of the best supervisors we had. He was always ready to assist and teach to assure your career stayed on tract. After retirement, my wife Marilynn and I started and ran a successful marine charter service in Prince William Sound. After selling we purchased our retirement vessel and spent a lot of time during the past 4 years outfitting our boat at Bellingham. A lot of dinners and lunches were spent with Syd during this time.My wife Marilynn was diagnosed with cancer July 2016 and the last dinner we had together was in August 2016 after she entered the Seattle Cancer Care Clinic for treatment. My last dinner with Syd was October 2016 just before my oldest son and I moved our boat back to Petersburg. My wife passed away post successful cancer treatment November 18, 2016. Syd's condolences were only as he could present them and will be cherished forever. Rest in peace my friend. You were loved by many and will be missed by all with whom you had contact.eq34Q fy52P fbh53
Syd was the best friend that I ever had. we went to high school and later to college and even roomed together in Bellingham while we attended college. After high school, I went into the Army Air Forces and Syd went into the Marine Corp. We had some really good arguments about who won the war, but we never did quite settle it.
My condolences to his family and friends. He will be sorely missed.
Rest in peace, old friend.