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Tamara Nelson
October 13, 1941 ~
February 23, 2019
Date of Service: March 22, 2019

William Fleming
September 6, 1944 ~
March 14, 2019
Date of Service: March 23, 2019

John "Jack" Myers
September 6, 1934 ~
March 08, 2019
Date of Service: March 29, 2019

Kris Williams
October 23, 1950 ~
March 20, 2019

Mary Fogle
June 14, 1920 ~
March 17, 2019

Eleanor Larsen
September 18, 1934 ~
March 17, 2019

Tracy Kelley
April 14, 1941 ~
March 12, 2019

Theodore Williams
April 21, 1927 ~
March 09, 2019

Don Breeden
May 13, 1947 ~
March 09, 2019

Deborah Morgan
January 31, 1948 ~
March 07, 2019


Sidney R. Rente, Jr.

March 29, 1929 ~ December 27, 2018

Sidney R. Rente, Jr, DO/MD reunited with family members and friends who've gone before him on the afternoon of December 27th, 2018. Loving family and best friends together again.

Born in Buffalo, NY on March 29th, 1929, Sid lived and attended schools in Williamsville, NY. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Albion College, he attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, earning his Dr. of Osteopathic Medicine degree (D.O.) in 1955. He continued on to do a one-year internship at Civic Center Hospital in Oakland, CA...then completed his three-year residency at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital in Hyland Park, Michigan, in 1959. He earned his M.D. degree from California College of Medicine/University of California, Irvine, in 1962.

After graduation from medical school, he practiced Radiology in St. Petersburg, Florida. He then moved to Miami and practiced at Osteopathic General Hospital in N. Miami until he became a staff/head radiologist at at Humana Hospital of South Broward County in Hallandale, Florida.

He met his wife, Judy, through a mutual friend in Miami. By the second date, they were talking marriage and married six months later aboard the Miss Florida, August 17, 1974. That was the beginning of 44 years of their incredible life journey together.

A man of great humor and many interests, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, underwater photography, and collecting (and drinking) wine.

Hunting took him, not only to many places in the United States, but to Argentina, Canada, Denmark, and South Africa. That said, he was a conservationalist...he enjoyed being in nature more than just the hunt.

Shortly after they were married, he taught his wife to scuba dive and they both became underwater photographers...which began years of incredible adventures to the Cayman Islands, Bonaire, Fiji, Truk Lagoon, San Salvador, and Bahamas, where they had a time share. They often traveled aboard week long live-aboard drive boats.

Not only was he a wine lover and collector, he was also a member of Chaine de Rotisseurs (an old and very large food and wine society). He and his wife attended many gourmet dinners hosted by this group at various restaurants in and around Miami. A favorite was a once yearly gourmet luncheon held on a cruise ship, before it departed the Port of Miami.

The couple moved permanently to Belgrade, Montana, in 1993 after Sid retired as a Clinical Professor of Radiology at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center in Miami. One of his best friends from medical school had retired to Bozeman in 1987. Other friends followed, and they pursued their passion for hunting, fishing, playing golf and bridge, and exploring Montana.

Sid and his friends were invited to join the Old Farts Trap and Lunch Bunch...and enjoyed shooting trap with this diverse group of men every Thursday for many years. When asked why they moved from Miami to Montana, his wife often replied she was married to “Elmer Fudd”...he loved to fish and hunt!

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Judy; his son and daughter from his first marriage, Greg and Pam; and three grandchildren.

If it is true that we are greeted by our beloved pets when we depart this earth, he is receiving lots of puppy dog kisses and tail wags. He is truly in heaven.

My a life well lived and a rest well deserved...we were so lucky to have found and loved each other.

A celebration of his life will be held on June 1st, in the meadow on the banks of the East Gallatin River that he so loved. The time will be announced at a later date.

To the wonderful caregivers of Edgewood Vista, thank you for the years of your devoted and loving care. Many thanks to Compassus Hospice for your help and excellent care during the past 6 months. The compassion and care by Edgewood caregivers and Compassus Hospice is greatly appreciated.

To honor Dr. Sidney Rente's memory, donations to support Alzheimer's Disease research can be made to:  The Foundation of Neurological Disease, 10 State Street, Newburyport, MA 01950.

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