Sid L. Yellen

August 05, 1918 ‒ February 23, 2008

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Sid L. Yellen, 89, of Mansfield, died Saturday evening February 23, 2008 in his home following a long illness.

He was born August 5, 1918 in Cleveland to Philip and Sophie (Katz) Yellen and was graduated from Cleveland East Tech High School.

A WWII U.S. Merchant Marines Ensign, Sid served as a radio operator and French language interpreter through campaigns including France and England, Africa, Pacific and Philippine Liberation.

Since 1946 he’d been a Mansfield resident, and for 46 years owned and operated Sid’s Camera Shop downtown Mansfield. During those years, Mansfielders relied on “Sid’s” for the latest technology in camera equipment, as well as repair service.

In addition to varied photography clubs and photography interests, he was a gifted water color artist ~ exhibiting his works in juried shows at The Mansfield Art Center

Along with his wife, Sid was one of the original owners of the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, south of Lexington, and he was an avid golfer and fisherman as well.

He was a member of Emmanuel Jacob Congregation, and served for many years as a counselor with S.C.O.R.E.

Sid was a devoted father and husband who will be deeply missed by his family.

He is survived by his wife Wanda J. (Keyes) Yellen, whom he married June 18, 1952; daughters Ivy Ann Yellen of Mansfield and Lisa Kay Yellen of Columbus; his beloved granddaughter Anya Natasha Yellen; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Dr. Arthur Yellen and sisters Bernice Tucker, Ruth Rider and Lillian Shaw.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 2, 2008 at 10 a.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, 350 Marion Avenue (Former Finefrock Funeral Home). Rabbi Michael Oppenheimer will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at a reception in The Mansfield Art Center.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial contributions to Emmanuel Jacob Congregation, or The Mansfield Art Center, or MedCentral Hospice, which may be made at the funeral home.

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