December 29, 2020
Dear Brothers, Sisters, Kith & Kin,
It is with a deep sense of sadness and regret that I must report to you the passing of Local One Honorary Gold Card Member Brother Arthur P. Siccardi on December 23, 2020. Brother Siccardi was born on January 18, 1931 and initiated into Local One in 1968. He had a legendary career during which he served as a Technical Supervisor, Technical Coordinator or Production Coordinator on well over one hundred iconic productions including A Chorus Line, Dream Girls, Annie, Sweet Charity, Grease, Billy Elliot and Chicago among many, many others. In 2012, Brother Siccardi was recognized for his career with a Tony Award for Excellence in the Theatre and the SUNY Purchase Backstage Legends and Masters Award. He was awarded a Local One Honorary Gold Card at the 125thAnniversary Celebration of Local One.
As a young man, Brother Siccardi also had a career as a professional baseball player. He was a southpaw pitcher for the Johnson City Cardinals from 1951 through 1953 before embarking on his distinguished theatrical career as a stage carpenter for Peter Feller on the original production of Gypsy.
Brother Siccardi’s impact was felt by numerous stagehands, stage managers, designers, directors and producers both onstage as well as backstage. He will certainly be missed by family and friends alike. May he Rest in Peace.
Due to the pandemic, a memorial will be scheduled at a later date.
Donations in his memory can be made to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (www.bcefa.org), to The Wild Center at Tupper Lake (www.wildcenter.org), or to The Goff-Nelson Library at Tupper Lake (checks should be made out to Goff-Nelson Memorial Lake and sent to 41 Lake Street, Tupper Lake, NY 12986)
Robert C. Score
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