Awanda R. Sidow of Port St. Lucie, FL and a former longtime resident of Scottdale, passed away, Thursday, November 1, 2018. Born in Charleroi, Pa, she was the daughter of the late Wendell H. and Olive A. (Rittenour) Cottom.
Awanda attended the Uniontown Hospital School of Nursing earning her degree as a Registered Nurse and had been employed by the former Connellsville State General Hospital and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Later in her career, she was a licensed real estate sales agent in the Westmoreland County region. She was an avid golfer and formed many friendships over the years playing at the former Pleasant Valley Country Club where she had been a long-standing member and once earned a hole-in-one. Currently, she was a member of the PGA Country Club of Port St. Lucie. Previously, Awanda was a member of the Scottdale Rotary Club where she held the distinction of being the first female club President. She was also a former member of the Scottdale BPW. A member of Calvin United Presbyterian Church, Awanda also served as an elder.
She is survived by her son, Timothy W. Sidow and his wife Beth of Norfolk, VA; her grand-dog, Murphy; her brother, Wendell M. Cottom; her niece, Christina Ruffolo (Tony) and their family, Drew, Russell and Nina; her nephew Wendell M. Cottom, Jr (Susan Illis) and their family Marilyn and Anna; her niece, Karen Hogenboom (Bruce) and their family Leo and Josh; also several cousins and special friends, Dr. Robert and Marcy Lesnock and Gina Johnston.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William H. Sidow (12-30-1987); her infant daughter, Heather Lynne Sidow (10-19-1965) and a sister in law, Audrey V. Cottom.
Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday from 5 to 8 pm at GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC. 303 Pittsburgh St. Scottdale and on Thursday from noon until 1 pm. Her funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 1 pm with Rev. Dr. James Hepler, honorably retired, former pastor of Calvin United Presbyterian Church officiating. Chapel committal services and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Calvin United Presbyterian Church, Scottdale, Friends of Norfolk Animal Care & Adoption Center at www.friendsofnacc.com or the Airedale Terrier Rescue of the Virginias at www.atrva.com. To share a message of sympathy, please visit www.gjfuneral.com