January 29, 1924 - June 21, 2019
Sidney Elicks was born and raised in Sacramento, California to immigrant parents. He became a Naval Officer, served in the Korean Conflict, and retired after 20 years of service. He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1945 and continued on to the University of Southern California where he earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1957.
Sidney married Geraldine Faltesek of St. Paul, Minnesota June 27, 1949. They moved to Downey, California where they lived for 50 years. Geraldine, “Jerry” owned and operated the Elicks Clinical Laboratory in Downey for more than 25 years. Sidney worked for the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) for 41 years as a senior project manager/director for many key Southern California highway projects, as well as serving on many California and Federal task forces on policies, practices and standards. After his retirement from CalTrans, Sidney moved to a private engineering firm, working as Principal-in-Charge on many transportation projects.
In 2002, Sid and Jerry moved to La Costa Glen in Carlsbad, California where they enjoyed additional travel, and the many activities offered in their retirement community. Sid was married 67 years until the death of his wife, Jerry, June 7, 2016.
Sidney is survived by his daughters, Suzanne Elicks Riessen and Lorraine Navarro, and his four grandchildren and two great-grandsons.