Sidney “Sid” Allen Saip was born on December 4, 1947, in Belleville, Kansas, the son of George Wesley “Jude” Saip, Jr., and Betty (Snyder) Saip. Sid attended schools in Belleville, and later obtained his GED.
Sid enlisted in the United States Navy, serving his country during the Vietnam War, including two deployments overseas. Following his honorable discharge, Sid worked as a licensed plumber and electrician.
He was a lifetime member of the VFW and American Legion, and in his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, roping and horses.
Sid passed from this life on October 5, 2020, at Via Christi-St. Francis in Wichita, at the age of 72 years, 10 months and 1 day.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his three sons, Matthew Wesley in 1979, Trinity Jude in 1985, and Stacy Lee in 2017. Sid is also preceded in death by his sister, Judy Vizner, and brother Garland Saip.
His memories will be forever cherished by his girlfriend, Donna Francis of Belleville, her children Angie Carrara of Junction City, Kansas, and Amy Graves, her husband Travis, of Belleville; and their children, Aubrey Durbin (Josh) of Manhattan, Kansas; Brianna Scalise (Joe) of Wrightwood, California; Saxton, Sabin, and Sadee Graves of Belleville; and three great grandchildren.
Sid is also survived by his sister Wanda Ray of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside memorial services with US Navy Military Honors to be held on Saturday, July 10th, 2021, at 10:30 am, at the Belleville City Cemetery, with Kathleen Marsicek officiating. Committal services for Sid's son, Stacy, will also be conducted.
Memorials are requested to the Sid Saip Memorial, to be designated at a later date, and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home of Belleville has arrangements, www.tibbettsfischerfuneralhome.com
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