Obituary of Ronald Scott Sidley
Ronald Scott Sidley is the older of two sons born to Ms. Louise Sidley and Mr. Francis Paul Sidley. He was born in Keyser, West Virginia on June 3, 1962. He is preceded in death by his father and his two fur-babies, Kira and Simba.
Scott was a consummate scholar in his own right, teaching himself how to play the guitar as well as build computers and refurbish pinball machines. He was an active member of the International Flipper Pinball Association and a longterm member of the Ferrets Club, which is a group of buddies that were known for BBSing, playing SSX all night, traveling around the country to ride on different roller coasters and participating in PlanetBashers. Watching anime cartoons was another favorite pastime that kept Scott young at heart.
He professionally served as an electrical engineer for many years at the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)/Leidos. No one except his colleagues ever knew what he did, but there is a strong suspicion that he played an invaluable role in building lifesaving applications.
Scott is survived by his loving mother, brother (Keith Sidley), nephew (Hayden Sidley) and lifelong partner (Diane Keister), along with her daughter Kelly Oehlschlager. He also leaves behind many, many close friends, as well as a host of cousins.
Friends and relatives will be received at the Adams-Green Funeral Home, located at 721 Elden Street Herndon, Va 20170. Visitors are welcomed to arrive by 1 pm Saturday, September 12 2020. A brief memorial service will be led by his cousin, Pastor Randy Crowe at 2 pm. This service will also be live-streamed at https://adamsgreen.com for those who cannot physically attend. Please note that all visitors must wear face coverings while at Adams-Green Funeral Home.