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Robert F. Sidow

Aug 6, 2021

Robert F. Sidow (Bob), 71, of Frederick, MD passed away Monday, July 26, 2021 with his family by his side.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Bob was the son of Dr. Robert J. and Audrey Sidow.

Bob was raised in Fairmont, WV and graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, PA. He graduated from John Carroll University in Cleveland, OH and Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV.

He was a West Virginia State Trooper from 1974-1980. He served as an FBI Field Agent from 1983-2007 during which he was a member of the Baltimore SWAT Assault Team (1986-1996). His service also included rescue and recovery at the US Pentagon following 9/11.

Bob was an avid WVU football fan, a muscle car drag racer, and a member of St. John Catholic Church in Frederick, MD. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren whom he provided much encouragement, love and laughs.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Robert J. and Audrey Sidow, his in-laws Jack and Helen Bivens, and his brother-in-law, John Jordan.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Virginia Bivens Sidow of Frederick, MD; two sons, Chad and wife Roxanne, and Andy and wife Myka of Inwood, WV; 4 grandchildren, Kyle, Kacey, Nate and Gracie Sidow, He is also survived by his siblings, Liz Kurth and husband, Lloyd, Gretchen Weiser and husband, Mark, Jennifer Sidow and husband, Chuck, Kevin Sidow and wife, Nancy; his sister, Meg Jordan along with many brothers and sisters in law as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Catholic Mass for friends and family took place 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021 at St. Leo Catholic Church, Inwood, WV. with Father Alfred Obiudu celebrant. Private family interment.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donation be made in Bob’s name to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation at https://t2t.org or the First Responders Children’s Foundation at https://1strcf.org.

Arrangements made by Brown Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeswv.com.