Armando Cid

Armando Cid, 92, of Stamford, CT, passed away peacefully at home on August 21st surrounded by loving family. He was born on June 24, 1931, in Houston, TX to the late William and Otila Quinones Cid.

As a teenager, Armando moved with family to Southern California. After high school and community college in Compton, CA, he attended USC where he earned both a BS and MS in Civil Engineering.

A Korean War veteran, he served in the Air National Guard anti-aircraft gun battalion, and as a 2nd Lt. in the US Air Force where he earned the Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and U.N. Service Medal.

He began his 36-year career with the County of Los Angeles’ Public Works Division, working in positions ranging from Engineer to Assistant Director. He retired in 1989 after 3 years as Division Head of the Survey Division.

He was an active member, officer, friend and district leader of the Torrance, CA, Elks Lodge for many decades, as well as associate member of lodges in Oceanside, CA, Ventura, CA, and Stamford, CT.

Armando always had a smile for everyone, and enjoyed walking the family dogs, Yellow Lab Lucy and Golden Retriever Allie, for many years before heading out for happy hour at Margaritavilla at the Ventura Harbor or Amore in Stamford. He was much loved by everyone he met in his daily life and on the many cruises he enjoyed with family and friends to Europe, Asia, Mexico, the Caribbean, Hawaii and Bermuda. In fact, his last wish to go on a Cruise was fulfilled shortly before his passing. He has been loved by many and will be missed by all.

Armando is survived by his wife, Louise Werner of Stamford, his children, Taffle Meyer of Carson, CA; Pam Gorman of Oxnard, CA; Melissa Post of Olivenhain, CA, and Tracy Enters of Darien, CT, as well as 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his two wives, Jean Meyer in 1975 and Bernice Miller in 2002.

Family and friends may call at the Nicholas Cognetta Funeral Home, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, CT on Sunday, August 27, 2023, from 1PM to 3PM, with a brief service beginning at 3PM. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Armando’s memory to the Amanda Post Foundation which was established in 2010 in honor of his granddaughter, a track star who was killed in a tragic auto accident just prior to matriculating at Cal Poly on an athletic scholarship. Donations may be sent to 829 Woodside Lane, Olivenhain, CA 92024-1936

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