AGE: 74 • Haddon Heights
John Sherako, 74, of Haddon Heights passed away surrounded by family on July 31, 2014 following a sudden illness. Born in Shenandoah, PA, he graduated from Penn State University, where he met his future wife Pamela. They recently commemorated their 50th anniversary with a trip to Paris.
Dear husband of Pamela (nee Harrison), beloved father of Jill Sherako, Marlton, NJ and David Sherako (Janelle) of San Diego, CA. His greatest treasures were his grandchildren Harley, Mira, and Dylan. Also survived by Brothers Frank (Judy) of Sebastian FL and Thomas (Marilyn) of Westlake, Ohio; nieces Hope Hogan (Mason), Natalie Johnson (Brad), Caroline Klessel (James) and nephew Adam Sherako (Kim). He valued and nurtured life-long friendships and had a generous heart. He will live forever in loving memories of the many lives he touched.
John began his career in 1961 at Delsea Regional High School. 8 years later, after obtaining his M.A degree, he began his 25 year career at Eastern Regional High School. He was a dedicated and gifted Guidance Counselor; active in many areas of school life - throughout his years there he directed the senior play, worked with the band, as well as supported students (he always referred to them as "his kids"). Nothing surpassed his love for his family and friends, but his passion for the arts and classic movies was a close second. Upon retirement he began a 14 year career as an Admissions Representative for Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 9, 2014, at 11:00 am at Christ the King Church, 200 Windsor Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ. In lieu of flowers the family request donation to The John Sherako Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o TD Bank, 500 White Horse Pike, Haddon Heights, NJ 08035, or Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Rd., Kanab, Utah 84741.
Published in Courier-Post on Aug. 3, 2014