Sidney O. McDonald | SierraSun.com

Sidney O. McDonald

July 4, 1939 to April 25, 2017

The bravest man we knew was even more brave and courageous in his passing.

Born in Alameda, he moved with his family to Los Altos as a youth and attended Covington Jr. High and then Los Altos High School. He joined the Air Force in 1956 and upon his return, he worked hard to succeed in the car dealer business. After nearly 30 successful years in Sunnyvale , he decided he wanted a slower paced life and moved permanently to Tahoe. He enjoyed everything Tahoe had to offer and even coached skiing at multiple resorts.

His faith was inspiring and although he fought to live like no one else, he was at peace with going to be with the Lord. He touched so many lives and it's so apparent with the outpouring of love. Until the end, people trying to give him support would be the ones walking away feeling uplifted. His life was full of struggles, triumphs, failures and successes. He was the epitome of "work hard- play hard" but in the end, all that remained was love.

He will be sorely missed but will live on in our hearts and will continue to inspire us to live life to the fullest, even in the darkest of times. We love you, Dad. Until we meet again.

He is survived by his children Alexa, Michael, Matthew, Ann, Mary and Katie and 8 grandchildren whom he adored.

A service will be held on June 17 at 11am at Sierra Bible church in Truckee.