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Sidney Unobskey, international real estate developer, philanthropist, husband, father, and grandfather passed away in January 2021.
Sidney was an early innovator in shopping mall development in Europe, Australia, and the United States. Later projects were conceived and built in Hawaii, Australia, Singapore, and Malaysia. He pioneered the concept of multiple movie theaters under one roof.
Sidney led a life committed to helping create value well beyond real estate.
Sidney began his public service with Senator Robert Kennedy in the 1967 redevelopment of Bedford Stuyvesant and the 1968 presidential campaign. In 1991, he was appointed Chairman of the San Francisco Planning Commission by the Mayor of San Francisco. He served 14 years on the Roosevelt Campobello International Commission following a 2006 appointment by President George W. Bush.
Morever, Sidney supported the St. Croix River Valley his entire life, including the Unobskey Scholars Program to provide scholarships for disadvantaged youth to attend Andover.
Sidney earned degrees from Andover, and Yale, where he endowed the Arthur Unobskey Chair of American History in 1983.