BRADLEY - Elliott Ira Sidelinker, 89, died July 9, 2012, at a Bangor hospital. He was born June 18, 1923, in Veazie, son of Osgood Fifield and Ada Leslie (Mitchell) Sidelinker. Elliott was in the Army Air Corps West Coast Defense during World War II, and still corresponded with several of his old Army buddies, including Dennis "Shady" Layne and Lester Tingle. He was employed as a lube technician with Beacon Motor Co. for more than 35 years. Elliott was a member of Bradley Baptist Church since 1970 and served several years as trustee. He also attended Pentecostal Assembly - Glad Tidings Church and Essex Street Baptist Church, Bangor. He was an American Red Cross donor for many years, giving 15 gallons of blood. Elliott was a carpenter in his spare time and several pieces of furniture he built are still being used. He was a member of American Legion for 62 years. Elliott had a great sense of humor and was well loved by all who knew him, even those who had just met him. "He'd give the shirt off his back even if he didn't have one." Elliott was predeceased by his parents; and brothers and sisters, Ethel Noreen (Sidelinker) Freeman Parker, Wellington Leslie Sidelinker, Urban Raymond Sidelinker, Fern Vivian Sidelinker, Bertha Frances (Sidelinker) Norwood, Dorothy May Sidelinker, Emmery Eldred Sidelinker, Nellie O'Clayia (Sidelinker) Lumsden, Lyndon Manson Sidelinker, Leslie Eugene Sidelinker, Osgood Fifield Sidelinker Jr., Jennie Matilda (Sidelinker) Flanders and Mary Elizabeth Sidelinker. Surviving are his wife, Hope (Daicy) Sidelinker of Bradley; son, Steven Sidelinker of Standish; daughter, Ann Marie Sidelinker of Bradley; many nieces, nephews and their children. Relatives and friends are welcome to call 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Friday, July 13, at Bradley Baptist Church, 79 Highland Ave., Bradley. Those who wish may make gifts in Elliott's memory to Second Harvest Benevolence Fund at Bradley Baptist Church, P.O. Box 162, Bradley, ME 04411. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com . This obituary was originally published in the BDN Maine.
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