Mr. Cidade was born on October 22, 1956 to the late Ormenzinda and Eduardo V. Cidade. Eduardo was predeceased by his dear wife, Selina Anne, to whom he was married for 37 years prior to her passing.
On Friday, November 23, 2018, both Eduardo and Selina were interred at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. At the request of the decedent there will be no public services or memorials held.
At age 17, Eduardo enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. From Portland, Maine to Sandy Hook, NJ he called the eastern seaboard home for much of his enlistment. He finished his 24-year military career in Cleveland, OH, where he retired with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 3rd Class.
After his retirement, Eduardo took to the skies as a Technical Writer for many airlines, including US Airways where he was instrumental in revamping their documentation system. Due to ongoing health issues, Eduardo clipped his wings and finally retired after 17 years of blue skies and baggage claims.
Much to the chagrin of his friends and family, Eduardo remained a supporter of the Cleveland Browns through their bad seasons… and their very bad seasons. Mr. Cidade had two great loves: his family and baseball, and not always in that order. Eduardo possessed an encyclopedic knowledge of the game and was always willing to debate the merits of the Designated Hitter, or diagram the physics of the Eephus pitch.
Among his many past times, Eduardo was a stamp collector and member of the National Philatelic Society, as well as an avid reader, but found his greatest pleasure in the company of his grandchildren.
Eduardo is survived by two children, Eduardo F. Cidade, II of North Sewickley, PA, and Melissa A. Cidade, PhD of Silver Spring, MD, as well as his mother-in-law Leta Rose Downs of North Sewickley, PA; further survivors include his three brothers David, George and Francisco of Fall River, MA; four grandchildren Margaret, Joseph, Abigail and Julia; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A member of the American Legion, Eduardo believed the will of the people is what defines our nation; therefore, his family is asking that in lieu of flowers or donations that you register to vote, and encourage others to register as well.
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