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Sidney Oblad

Jonah M. Kessel / Tahoe Daily Tribune Sid Oblad stands in front of his 1962 Corvette Roadser Hardtop/Convertble near Emarld Bay Road last Sunday morning. Oblad has been participating in the Cool September Days car show at Horizon Casino Resort for nearly 20 years.

After cruising for 78 years, Sid Oblad passed away on August 11, 2017 at Barton Memorial Hospital, after a two year battle with Pancreatic cancer.

Sid will be remembered best for his love of cars, specifically Corvettes. Along with the restoration of over 30 Corvettes, Sid had many other unique careers. He was a sharp-shooter in the U.S. Army, NASA employee in the development of rocket engines, a technician for Douglas Airlines DC-3, even a sheriff of Eldorado County.

Sid is survived by his daughter, son-in-law, grandson, and granddaughter of Pennsylvania.

Friends and neighbors praise Sid for his strength and determination through those last few difficult months.

Sid will be missed immensely by his friends and family, who are doing their best to carry on the legacy of such an amazing man.

The Celebration of Sid's Life will be held in June of 2018. Friends and family will be contacted in the spring of 2018.

In the words of Sid himself, "I will be driving hot rods until "they" take my license away, and I will be building classic cars until the day I die.

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