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Elaine Marie Sidoti, 72, passed away October 2, 2019. She was born May 15, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Joseph and Paula (Dubnicka) Podskalan; and stepfather, Harry Austin. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Salvatore “Senior” C. Sidoti.

Elaine came to Sarasota in 1988 from Cleveland. She was a determined, strong and loving Christian woman. Licensed in Cosmetology by age 16 she went on to co-found Sal’s Heating & Cooling with her husband, own her own hair salon in Sarasota and worked as a real estate agent in Cleveland. She enjoyed good coffee, eating out, the water and dogs. Most of all, she loved helping others and spending time with her family and friends.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Salvatore “JR” M. Sidoti and his wife Marilyn of North Royalton, Ohio and Joseph J. Sidoti of Bradenton; daughter, Lisa L. Aker and her husband Gunner of Lakewood Ranch; sister, Patricia Smith of Lakewood, Ohio; brothers, Jay Austin and his wife Joyce of Medina, Ohio and Alan Austin and his wife Patty of Strongsville, Ohio; grandchildren, James (Dawson) Aker, Madison (Maddie) Aker, Samantha (Sammi) Sidoti and Josephine (Jo Jo) Sidoti.

There will be a Celebration of Life to be announced soon. Arrangements are being handled for the family by Maloney Funeral Home.