<sh>Terrence Allan Sidley
<bt>Terrence Allan Sidley, 67, a retired Alexandria attorney, died of complications of Alzheimer's disease at Marion Manor in Stafford, Va. He was diagnosed with the disease at age 54 and lived at home in Alexandria until three years ago.
He was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. He received his B.A. degree in economics from The College of Wooster in 1957. In 1961 he married the former Jean Chambers with whom he went to Cameroon, West Africa, as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching English and math. Returning to the U.S. in 1964, he moved to Alexandria and worked as a budget analyst for Fairfax County while attending Georgetown Law School at night. Upon receiving his J.D. in 1968, he joined the law firm of Cohen, Hirschkop, Hall and Jackson, focusing on civil rights, civil liberties and military draft law.
From 1971 to 1973 Sidley was the director of the Native American Legal Defense and Education Fund, directing national legal projects involving American Indian rights litigation throughout the country. During this time he helped negotiate and represent the interests of native Americans during the BIA takeover in 1972 and also at Wounded Knee. From 1973 until 1991, he was a sole practitioner of law in Alexandria, with the exception of 1982/83 when he worked for Georgetown University Law Center's International Law Institute.
Sidley served for five years as president and director of Alexandria's Legal Aid Corporation. For many years he was active with the Virginia Civil Liberties Union. An original board member for the Indian law Resource enter, he served for 19 years, until 1999.
His travels around the world included trips to Thailand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria, Cameroon and Belize. In 1990, he attempted to hike the Appalachian Trail and got from Georgia to Virginia before being stopped by a leg injury.
Sidley is survived by his wife of 43 years, son, Scott Takwa "Taki" Sidley, and daughter, Jennifer Anne Sidley, all of Alexandria.
A memorial service will be held on Oct. 16, at 2 p.m., in the Lyceum. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Indian Law Resource Center, 602 N. Ewing St., Helena, Mont. 59601.
<bt>Randy Madsen, 42, died in an accidental fall Sept. 9.
A 1979 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, Madsen held several jobs in Olde Towne and at National Airport until leaving for the University of Florida. He later worked at the construction firm, SW Rogers of Gainesville, Va., for some time. He had also been a project manager with Madsen-Barr of Ft. Lauderdale and with James Cape Construction of Racine, Wis. He joined Lovett-Silverman of Emoryville, Calif., in June as a construction consultant.
Madsen studied mechanics, aeronautics and sciences, and was building an airplane of his own design. He was proud to have achieved his SCUBA certificate, and was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association. He wrote songs and poems, and spent much time sketching and designing. He enjoyed hiking and skiing, and followed several sports avidly. He loved animals and children, and had been a member of the (photography) Safari Club of the San Diego Zoo. While living in Mexico, Madsen developed a deep respect for his neighbors, and became involved in supporting Hogar-Infantile, an orphanage in Tijuana. Donations in his name may be offered at http://www.hogar-infantile.org/.
He was the son of James and Cobina Higgins of Alexandria, and Robert and Julie Madsen of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and the brother of Gwen Rinehart, wife of John F. Rinehart, and Luanne Johnson, wife of Dean johnson. Loving uncle of Hillary and JP Rinehart and Perry Johnson. Stepbrother of Jeff Higgins, Brice Brown and Arje McCarty and their families. He is mourned by a large family, many associates and friends, and by companion Sarah Kotowski.
A memorial celebration is planned for Friday, Oct. 1, at Rio Vista Community Church in Ft. Lauderdale. Fla.