OBITUARY FOR CLAIR A. SHERRICK
CLAIR A. SHERRICK, 75, died at 8:30 a.m.. May 26, 2005, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
He was born April 9, 1930, in Lima to Clifton M. and Naomi Burris Sherrick, who preceded him in death. On April 20, 1950, he married Mary E. McDonnell, who survives in Hollywood, Florida.
Mr. Sherrick had been general manager of Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport and a ramp supervisor at Miami International Airport. He had also worked at Lima Vistron and Lima Sohio Refinery. He was a graduate of Lima Central High School. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War serving aboard the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. He had a passion for trains, especially steam engines, and was an avid model train collector. He enjoyed fine woodworking and had a great appreciation for music. He was a very compassionate man with a gentle heart. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He had been living at the Wyngate Senior Living Center for the past year, where he had become friends with many of the residents and caregivers, especially Jessica and Glenda.
Survivors also include a son, John (Kathy) Sherrick of Elida; three daughters, Nancy (Paul) Hilden of Lima, Susan (Al) Munro of Hollywood, Florida, and Lori (Joel) Bryan of Miami; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Gordon Sherrick.
Services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Homes, Shawnee Chapel. Pastor Arthur Wilde will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Delphos, with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.. today and one hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita's Hospice. Condolences may be sent to www.chiles-lamanfh.com.
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There is a season for everything, a time for every occupation under heaven.
A time for giving birth,
A time for dying.
A time for planting,
A time for uprooting what has been planted.
A time for killing,
A time for healing;
A time for knocking down,
A time for building.
A time for tears,
A time for laughter;
A time for mourning,
A time for dancing.
A time for throwing stones away,
A time for gathering them up;
A time for embracing,
A time to refrain from embracing.
A time for searching,
A time for losing:
A time for keeping.
A time for throwing away.
A time for tearing,
A time for sewing;
A time for keeping silent,
A time for speaking.
A time for loving,
A time for hating;
A time for war,
A time for peace.