Ger­ald Andrew Sher­wood

The Mercury (Pottstown, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

Ger­ald Andrew Sher­wood, 77, passed away af­ter a long ill­ness on Fri­day, May 11, 2018 in his home in Obelisk, PA, sur­rounded by his lov­ing fam­ily.

Born on Novem­ber 23, 1940 in Hart­mansville, W.Va., he was the son of the late Henry M. Sher­wood and Mary E. Sher­wood. He grew up work­ing on the fam­ily farm.

Ger­ald is sur­vived by his three sons, John Sher­wood and his wife Michele of Perkasie, PA, Ti­mothy Sher­wood and his wife Pamela of Troy, MI and Joseph Sher­wood and his wife Ella of Pottstown, PA, one brother Lloyd Ray Sher­wood of Mount Storm, WV, three sisters, Norma Shears of Keyser WV, Kathryn Buck­lew of Hart­mansville WV and De­bra Evans also of Hart­mansville WV, 4 grand­sons, Michael Scott (Erica) Sher­wood, Wil­liam Craig (Allyson) Sher­wood, Vaughn (Lisa) Sher­wood, Owen Sher­wood and one grand­daugh­ter, Is­abel Sher­wood. He is also sur­vived by mul­ti­ple cousins and nieces and neph­ews.

Ger­ald was pre­ceded in death by his broth­ers Harold Sher­wood and Mar­shall Sher­wood.

Ger­ald was a re­tired car­pen­ter and mem­ber of the United Broth­er­hood of Car­pen­ters and Join­ers of Amer­ica Lo­cal 1595/167 for over 25 years and worked on nu­mer­ous in­dus­trial and com­mer­cial projects around the Philadel­phia area.

He was an avid out­doors­man who en­joyed spend­ing time chasing game in the moun­tains of WV and the fields of PA, fish­ing in Maine and Michigan, and a skier who trav­eled to Europe, Canada and the Amer­i­can West.

In the last few years he was able to re­con­nect with his best buddy Ralph Bosley, and trav­eled to Alaska and many other places with his friend Rose Miketta.

Ger­ald en­joyed spend­ing time with fam­ily, friends and old school­mates but maybe got his most plea­sure from gar­den­ing, pre­serv­ing and shar­ing the veg­eta­bles for oth­ers to en­joy.

In­ter­ment will be at the Nethken Hill United Methodist Church Ceme­tery in Elk Gar­den, WV on Sun­day May 27th at 5:30pm with a short re­cep­tion fol­low­ing in the Fel­low­ship Hall.

Ar­range­ments were han­dled by Huff & Lak­jer Fu­neral Home of Lans­dale, PA.

In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily asks that donations be made in Ger­ald’s mem­ory to ei­ther the Nethken Hill United Methodist Church, 338 Cen­ter St, Elk Gar­den, WV 26717 or the Chester County Li­brary Trust, 450 Ex­ton Square Park­way, Ex­ton, PA 19341, http://chescol­i­braries.org/ about/how-you-can-help/chester-county-li­brary­trust

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