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An ABA Family Loss: In loving remembrance of Sid Owens

ABA Sid OwensIt is with heavy heart I write this retirement and remembrance. Sid retired officially several years ago but wound up only cutting down his hours. He wanted to spend more time with his charming wife Brenda, his lovely children and grandchildren and to travel to places we all dream about visiting. By reducing the number of hours Sid worked for ABA, we were able to still have the benefits of his generous work, even though remotely. Sid would come by the office and share a smile, drop off work, and catch us all up with all ongoing projects. We were able to keep Sid with us for these additional years because of his love for all of you in handling the employee website and his dedication to doing the absolute best job he could for ABA. It is rare to find many human beings with that much loyalty, dedication and respect for any company. Sid was that man.

Sid started with ABA nearly 20 years ago. It was an instant solid connection when Sid joined ABA. Sid came to ABA with a great deal of talent, experience and old school ethics. Over many years, Sid mentored quite a few of our staff. He always set the bar high, strictly adhered to the chain of responsibility, loyalty to ABA and a strong faith. Sid always gave ABA and all of us his extra mile -- led our company prayers, cooked our steaks, and became a friend to so many of us. Over the years, Sid wore many hats and took on many jobs. He loved the creative parts most – taking pictures of each and every one of us – family photos at Christmas and at the ABA Fall Family Festival, making us all look better, writing about our families, bringing all employees together as a family, making all the working documents ABA uses work correctly and read correctly. Sid’s baby and biggest joy was in developing the ABA and Employee websites, handling all the reporting and in doing so, greatly contributed to ABA’s growth and success. He loved making things fun and interesting with the usual cute Sid twist. Sid became an expert editing photos of all kinds – antique, color, black and white, torn, missing pieces – you name it, Sid could fix it expertly and perfectly. Sid was a strict man with an impeccable moral and ethical code. He commanded respect and appreciation by all of us who were privileged to work with him. Many of us considered him a friend and we loved him dearly.


Sid will be sorely missed, thought of often but will always be remembered by the footprint he made on so many of our lives. We are comforted in knowing he has gone to meet his maker. God has always blessed you Sid now you are in His arms forever.

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