Arthur Sydow

Arthur Sydow

Thursday, January 24th, 1929 Saturday, March 20th, 2021

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Obituary for Arthur C. Sydow

Arthur C. Sydow, Jr., 92, passed away on March 20, 2021 at the Fairmount Health
Center at Breckenridge Village in Willoughby.

Arthur was born in Cleveland, OH to Arthur Sr. and Elsie (Degenkolb) on January
24, 1929. He spent his childhood in Euclid, OH before attending and graduating
with a B.S. in music from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1950 where he met his
beloved wife, June.

He taught music in Strasburg, OH for a year before serving in the Armed Services for two years in Korea. In 1957 he received his master’s degree in music from the University of Michigan and later did graduate work at Kent State University.

In 1953 Arthur became the band director at Shore Jr. High and in 1972 he was
promoted to Coordinator of Music and Director of the Euclid High band. He
remained at this position until 1986. He also was the Euclid Civic Orchestra
director for 13 years.

Arthur had been a resident of Mentor for 53 years where he and his wife were
active members of the Mentor United Methodist Church. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening and attending Cleveland Orchestra concerts.

He is predeceased by his wife of 63 years, June and son Stephen. He is survived by
his son, John Sydow, daughter, Lynn Lehto, and grandchildren Samantha and
Graydon Lehto.

A private burial will be at the Mentor cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions to Mentor United
Methodist Church Music Fund, 8600 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, OH 44060.

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    Mentor Cemetery
    6881 Hopkins Road
    Mentor, Ohio
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Martin Howard

Our junior high school band director.Martin Howard
Comment | Posted at 09:40am via Condolence

jean hasse

For many years, hundreds of young people knew Mr Sydow as an impressive musician and a serious, caring teacher. He formed and conducted concert bands in dozens of concerts, led a 96-piece marching band (and designed most of the half-time shows we marched to), small ensembles, and the annual Euclid High School musicals. He taught music theory and repaired instruments. He gave ambitious music students opportunities to pursue our goals, to practice and develop our craft, and we took these skills into our future lives. Music is an amazing discipline and Mr Sydow was an excellent teacher who affected many lives in a positive way. I’m pleased we spoke on the phone a number of months ago, though he was missing his wife, June, terribly. I’ve shared photos of him conducting and working with the EHS marching band, in the mid-1970s.
Comment | Posted at 11:19am via Condolence

Robert Hendershot

He was a great director and very supportive. He will be missed here, but heaven is a better place now.
Rob H.
Comment | Posted at 07:59am via Condolence

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Arthur C. Sydow, Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Arthur C. Sydow, Jr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
Comment | Posted at 01:22am via Condolence

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