Reba Varbalow Sidenberg was born April 8, 1913 in Hamonton, NJ. She was the daughter of Harry and Jenny Varbalow. She graduated from high school in Atlantic City, NJ. She attended college at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and graduated with a degree in education. After graduation, she taught elementary school for five years in NJ. In 1940, she married Sam Sidenberg, owner-manager of B&S Department Store and Vice President of the Wake Forest Saving and Loan, and moved to Wake Forest, NC. Reba lived and worked by her husband’s side in their store in Wake Forest. Her husband preceded her in death in 1988. In 1990, she moved to the Quadrangle in Haverford, PA to be with two of her sisters, Ida and Estelle. She lived the remainder of her life there.
Graveside service will be conducted at the Raleigh Hebrew Cemetery, 450 North State Street at 1pm on Wednesday June 19, 2013. Family will receive friends at 2:00 pm following the service at Brown Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 East Millbrook Road, Raleigh NC 27609.