Siders, Robert R (Bob) Robert R Siders, 86, of Lilburn GA passed away peacefully on December 20, 2017. Bob was born and raised in Princeton, IL on November 21, 1931. He proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean War. In 1958, Bob married Sonja (Klafstad) Siders, and they shared a life devoted to each other and their family. Bob graduated from Colorado State University with an Electrical Engineering Degree and Northeastern University with an Engineering Management Degree. He was an Engineer at Hamilton Standards in CT, a Chief Engineer, and General Manager at Hersey in MA and SC, a General Manager at Conair in GA, and Retired as an Assistant Plant Manager at Atlanta Attachment in GA. Bob loved woodworking, gardening, home projects, sailing, skiing, and traveling. He was the family chef and loved big holiday dinners. He enjoyed being a taxi driver for the grandchildren. He loved teaching seniors at SeniorNet. Bob was preceded in death by parents, Edna (Powers, Siders) Swanson and Ora Siders; brother, William (Bill) Siders; step brother, Fred Swanson; son, Timon T Siders (Tim’s wife, Iris Siders). Bob was survived by his loving wife, Sonja (Klafstad) Siders; sons, Thomas T Siders (fiancée Christine Alex), James J Siders (wife Debbie Siders); daughter, Sheryl (Siders) Speer; and 8 wonderful grandchildren, Thomas and Lea Siders, Erik, James, and Brittany Siders, and Kristin, Justin, and Michael Speer. Celebration of Life and reception will be Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 2pm at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 1400 Killian Hill Rd SW, Lilburn, GA 30047. In lieu of flowers, Bob would appreciate you sharing flowers with someone you love, a stranger, a nursing home, or just someone. Online condolences may be left at

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  1. Dad is and will always be missed. The love, fun, family dinners, family vacations, support and help will all be missed. He love all of his family. He was a self-starter, and hard worker, who had high integrity and always determined to finish a project not matter how big. I will miss the talks that we had nightly and the wonderful meals that he would create. We will all miss you. Love You.

  2. My sincere condolences to your family. May you find comfort in the beautiful words found at Revelation 21:3,4 which promise a time when death, pain and sorrow will be no more.

  3. No one can prepare you for a loss; It comes like a swift wind. However, take comfort in knowing that he is now resting in the arms of our Lord. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Love, Michael & Katrina

  4. We have enjoyed being Bob’s ( and family) neighbor for many years. We know that he is in God’s care , looking down upon all of us with a big smile and a happy heart !

  5. We pray for the Lord’s peace and comfort for the entire Siders family that only He can give at a time of grieving. I remember visiting Bob years ago and I provided him with an old auto GPS system to play with as he had such an inquisitive mind. After the first visit, I knew that this was a very intelligent man and was easy to talk to. Being swimmers, we enjoy fellowshipping with his wife Sonja almost every day at the County indoor pool. The Siders family is one that is very close knit and they all work together to support each other. May the Lord bless them all.

  6. We remember and appreciate the time that Bob used his technical know-how to prepare some CD’s of Swedish and Norwegian folk music just for us, knowing of our heritage. We are praying for Bob and his family at this difficult time.

  7. Sorry for your lost it’s always hard when losing a loved one John 5:25 helps us to appreciate that their is hope for the dead so this brings us comfort knowing we will be reunited with them again

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