Sid Furie Surprised on 95th Birthday with Gift from YMCA’s Bob DeAngelo

Sid Furie's 95th birthday

Sid Furie enjoyed his surprise party thrown by members of the YMCA of Greenwich, Oct. 1, 2015

Thursday morning was special at the YMCA of Greenwich. When Sid Furie, a regular who enjoys his swims at the Y, arrived in the lobby, he discovered it was full of well-wishers ready to celebrate his 95th birthday.

Bob DeAngelo, the new executive director, presented Mr. Furie with a lifetime membership. “The next 50 years are on us,” Mr. DeAngelo said. “Congratulations, you are a real inspiration to us all.”

Mr. Furie was had a huge smile as he moved down ramp to the YMCA lobby on his Rollator and was invited to sit in a comfy wingback chair arranged beside giant “9-5” balloons and a birthday cake. Regulars at the Y lined up to congratulate Mr. Furie and the group all sang happy birthday.

Sid, best

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Sid Furie

Mr. Furie gets a birthday hug from a fellow swimmer,  one of “Sid’s mermaids” on his 95th birthday, Oct. 1, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Bob DeAngelo presents Sid Furie with a lifetime membership to the YMCA. Credit: Leslie Yager

Bob DeAngelo presents Sid Furie with a lifetime membership to the YMCA. Credit: Leslie Yager


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