S. Paul Sides
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7 NIV
S. Paul Sides, 84, formerly of Lanesville, Ind., entered into eternal rest with Jesus on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020.
Paul was born in Lancaster County, Pa., to Charles R. and Florella Miles Sides.
Paul married Mary Elizabeth Brubaker on Sept. 14, 1957. While living in Indiana, they enjoyed fellowship at both Old Capitol and Lanesville United Methodist churches, where they were active members in both congregations. In the later years of their marriage, they served the Lord by going on several short-term mission assignments with Brethren in Christ World Missions in New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Zimbabwe, Africa.
Paul was a lifelong member of the Brethren in Christ Church. He most recently attended Faith United Methodist Church in Lancaster.
Paul enjoyed a 30-year career working in the LP gas industry. He worked for the Pyrofax Gas, Petrolane and Silgas Gas companies in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. In his retirement, he served as Parish Visitor for the Old Capitol United Methodist Church in Corydon, a job which brought both him and the community he served great joy and comfort.
Paul is survived by his four children, Shari Steager (Dwayne) of Millersville, Pa., Steven (Kathryn) of Vine Grove, Ky., Judy Sides (Wayne Ritchie) of Lancaster, Pa., and Barbara Navarra (Vince) of Louisville, Ky.; nine grandchildren and three great-granddaughters.
Paul was predeceased by his wife, parents and foster parents, his three brothers and two sisters.
Paul will be remembered for his faith in Jesus Christ, stories, stamp collection, cozy and inviting wood shop, strong tenor voice when singing his favorite hymns and his love of Sunday night outings to Dairy Queen.
Funeral services through Groff Funeral and Cremation Services and interment will occur in Lancaster, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul’s memory may be made to Brethren in Christ World Missions, 431 Grantham Rd., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.