Sid passed away on January 29 at his happy home, surrounded by his family and dear friends, just as he wished. His funeral services were held February 1 in Princeton, WV.
Sid spent the past five years of his life tirelessly working to save the mountains and communities of Appalachia from mountaintop removal mining. Sid was a speaker for the Keeper of the Mountains Foundation and a member of Mountain Justice. His passion was homesteading and teaching others to live self-sufficiently and to be good stewards of this earth. Sid preserved his home, Mountain Valley Farm, in a land trust in order to protect the property as a sustainable farm and education center in perpetuity.