Sydney Frymire LCSW-C, Certified Leadership Coach\nSydney was born July 1, 1949, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and was\nthe oldest of five. Her parents were Louis Jackson Frymire, MD, and\nAgnes Louise McCalmont Frymire. Sydney is survived by her two\nchildren, Andrew Wildey Kirkpatrick and his wife Kristin Arlene\nKirkpatrick; their two sons Jake and Boden; Dana Louise Kirkpatrick; 9\nnieces and nephews; their ten children, her first cousin Gwen Overturf,\nher husband Eddie White and their daughter Jesse.\n\nSydney attended The Ellis School in Pittsburgh from kindergarten\nthrough 12th grade and graduated with BSJ from Ohio University in\nAthens, Ohio. She attended the Catholic University of America and\nearned a Master of Social Work in 1985. As a foster care social worker,\nshe worked at For Love of Children until 1988. In 1988, she started\nworking in community mental health centers for the Montgomery\nCounty Government. She became a shop steward and Vice President\nfor Local 1994 and enjoyed making decisions to enhance the lives of\nlarge numbers of people in addition to making friends.\n\nAs a Certified Leadership Coach and Clinical Social Worker, Sydney\ncoached mid-career and retired professionals who sought to combine\ntheir work experience and skills to create purposeful lives. She\ncombined her love of trekking in the Himalayan Mountains with her\nskills as a social worker and coach to create the Trek of Your Life\n(TOYL) coaching programs. In addition to the ones she offers in the\nUnited States, she started yearly TOYL journeys to Nepal, which she\norganized, that gave participants an opportunity for a life-altering\nexperience.\n\nThe trips to Nepal offered adventurous souls the opportunity for an\ninner and outer journey exploring values across cultural lines. Since\n2011, she has taken 15 groups, about 150 people between the ages of\n21-83, couples, single people, father-son, and mother-daughter teams.\n22.5 years working as a Clinical Social Worker for Montgomery County\nand in private practice, she left her job in October 2011. At that time,\nshe became President of the Washington Society of Clinical Social\nWork, then co-chair of the Leadership Committee, and Co-Chair of the\nProfessional Development Committee.\n\nIn 2019, she and her daughter, Dana Louise, bought and completely\nrestored a church built in 1884 in Kingston, NY. In 2021, her Daughter\nDana Louise sold it at a profit. Sydney lived in Kingston until April 2023.\nShe was an active member of Ulster Indivisible and worked canvassing\nand registering people to vote.\n\nMuch of her time was devoted to training and workshops for staff of\nanti-human trafficking groups in Nepal and her private practice in\nMaryland and New York until April 30, 2023, when she was diagnosed\nwith ALS. Once she was diagnosed, she moved back to DC to receive\ncare from the ALS clinic at George Washington University Hospital.