Jerome Francis (Jerry) Siuda, 81, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side on Friday May 31, 2019 at his home in Myrtle Beach, SC. He was born on June 30, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA to loving and hardworking parents, the late Stanley A. Siuda and Lillian Dymszo Siuda.
Jerry earned his Bachelors and Masters in Chemistry from Villanova University, his PhD from the University of Virginia, and did post-doctorate work at UC Berkeley. He was a professor for 30 years in the Department of Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh, and retired as an Emeritus Associate Professor. He and his wife raised their family in Pittsburgh, where they were members of St. John Fisher Catholic church. He was proud to have helped write the mission statement for the church. Following his retirement to Myrtle Beach, Jerry was active at St. Michael Catholic Church as a Eucharistic Minister, member of the Knights of Columbus, and Cursillo. He had fond memories of serving as chair of the Comedy Show at St. Michael which raised money for the new church. He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in Myrtle Beach and Georgetown, SC, and in New Zealand. Jerry was an avid game and card player and taught nearly every friend and family member how to play Wizards. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, and visited every continent but Antarctica. Above all, Jerry loved his family and will be truly missed.
Left to cherish Jerry’s memory are his beloved wife of 55 years, Charlotte Polidoro Siuda of Myrtle Beach; daughter, Yvette (Anthony) Conte of Richmond, VA; son, Michael (Holly) Siuda, of Alpharetta, GA; daughter, Stephanie (Jim) Dickens of Springfield, VA; sister, Dolores (Larry) Donohue of Warwick, PA; sister, Rosemarie (Joe) Washlick of Trinity, FL; grandchildren: Michael, Lucy and Julia Conte; Olivia and Amelia Siuda; Jacob, Calvin, Sam and Lizzie Dickens; ten nieces and nephews; a large, extended family; and many supportive friends and neighbors.
A Celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at 10:00AM on Friday June 7, 2019 at St. Michael Catholic Church, 542 Cypress Ave. Murrells Inlet, SC 29576. Inurnment will immediately follow the service within the church columbarium.
At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, contributions to the ACS Scholars Program may be made. Donate at www.acs.org/scholars or to the American Chemical Society, 1155 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036, in memory of Jerome Siuda.
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