Rochester: December 12, 2014 at age 89. Sydney is survived by his wife of 31 years, Kathleen G. Gamlen; children, Linda Gamlen of Rochester, NY; David Gamlen of Tampa, FL; Carol Gamlen of Bradenton, FL; sister, Audrey Hemmelder of New Orleans, LA ; sister-in-law, Joan Gudas of Rochester, NY; nieces & nephews; Fred Jr., Wayne, and Christopher Hemmelder, Sheryl H. Rogers, Maury H. Parker of Louisianna; many friends.
He is predeceased by his first wife of 28 years, Lois Weiland Gamlen of Rochester, NY; father, Sydney Gamlen of Clarksdale, MS; mother, Maud Flechsig Gamlen of New Orleans, LA.
Sydney was an engineer for Eastman Kodak Co. for over 42 years and is an alum of Tulane University and University of Rochester. He was a member of the Association of Metallurgical and Chemical Engineering, Bethany Presbyterian Church, Bethany Presbyterian Shipmates and Rochester Friendship Council Host Family and YMCA Couples Club for many years. Sydney is a proud Veteran of the US. Naval Reserves. In his spare time, Sydney enjoyed Kodak sports leagues and later became an avid tennis player. He also enjoyed volunteering for the George Eastman House and the Seneca Park Zoo.
His Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 3000 Dewey Avenue, Rochester, NY 14616 with a reception to follow. Interment will be held privately in Falls Cemetery, Ridge Road West, Rochester, NY.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Parkinsons Association (NPFGreaterRochester.org), or the George Eastman House (EastmanHouse.org) in his memory.
Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 359-2300, RochesterCremation.com.