Sidney R. Hyman, 92, of Longmeadow, died at home from natural causes June 12. He was predeceased by his wife, Arlyne Hyman. Born in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late David and Bessie Hyman. He was a graduate of McDonald High School, earning varsity letters in baseball. He attended The University of Pittsburgh where he earned a Bachelor of Arts, Masters of Science and PhD in Clinical Psychology. He subsequently served in the U.S. Army as a military psychologist, achieving the rank of First Lieutenant when he was honorably discharged from the Reserves in 1960. He was a practicing clinical child psychologist when he moved his family to Longmeadow in 1961. He established a private practice that included consulting with school systems and numerous child mental health care and foster home agencies in the Greater Springfield area. He is survived by two sons, Dale Hyman (Linda Farina) and Gary Hyman; two daughters, Mira Ericksen (Randy) and Laura Hyman; three grandchildren, Correy Louis Ericksen, Dana Rose Ericksen, Ian Christopher Behnk; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children or a charity of the donor’s choice.


Lillian Kandel Zuckerman

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