Robert M. Siff, 94, of Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Worcester, died Sept. 11 after a 20-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was the husband of Shirley (Shrago) Siff. Raised in Worcester, he was the son of Harry and Amy (Aronson) Siff Charlotte (Robbins) Siff. After completing his freshman year at Brown University he enlisted in the Army and was a member of the 95th infantry division under General Patton. He landed and fought in Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge and liberated two concentration camps. He earned the Bronze Star. Following the war he completed his education at Brown University. He had been president and CEO of B-W Footwear, Ambassador Shoe and BWA International. He was a lifetime director and past president of Two-Ten International Foundation, and a board member of the Worcester Jewish Federation, the Ecotarium, Clark University’s Center for Holocaust Studies, Worcester Jewish Healthcare, Center for Adoption-UMass Medical Center, Board of UMass Medical Center and The ARC. He received the T. Kenyon Holly Memorial Award and Angel in Adoption Award. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts dedicated the Robert M. Siff State Square to him in Webster. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Lawrence “Larry” Siff and his wife, Joan, of Newton; a daughter, Karen Ann Siff-Exkorn and her husband, Franklin Exkorn of Sparkhill, N.Y.; and four grandchildren, Jake, Emily, Matthew and Andrew. He was predeceased by two brothers, Ronald and Michael Siff. Memorial contributions may be made to UMass Memorial Center for Autism, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Doctor Selkoe Research for Alzheimer’s,) Two-Ten Foundation Scholarships or to Brown University Scholarships.
RICHARD PERLMAN OF MILES FUNERAL HOME OF HOLDEN