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Sheldon B. Garverick

Sheldon B. Garverick

LEXINGTON: Sheldon B. Garverick, age 80, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014 in his home following a sudden illness.

He was born November 8, 1933 in Morrow County the son of Irvin J. and Martha M. (Myers) Garverick and was graduated from Johnsville High School in 1951. Sheldon also attended Columbus Business College earning his degree in accounting.

A U.S. Army veteran, Sheldon served in Korea. He was a decorated marksman, honorably discharged in 1956.

On July 31, 1954 he married Helen Louise Bissell with whom he celebrated nearly 60 years of marriage.

Sheldon worked for 45 years at the former Borg-Warner, Artesian, and current Crane Plumbing in Mansfield as the plant accountant, retiring in 2001 and was a member of the National Association of Accountants.

He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church where he served the congregation as treasurer for ten years.

Always interested in sports, he coached little league for his sons, and enjoyed keeping tabs on his grandkids sporting events. His favorite teams included the Ohio State Buckeyes and all Cleveland Professional teams.

He enjoyed vegetable gardening and keeping tabs on the local weather but excelled in modern technology, using his computer to video chat and keep in touch with his family via Facebook. Quiet and reserved, Sheldon kept most of his opinions to himself, unless the conversation involved politics, then he became quite opinionated. Simply stated, sometimes the man just needed to be heard.

Loving and kind he will be greatly missed by his wife Helen, two sons and daughters-in-law Timothy L. and Lee Ann Garverick of Los Altos Hills, California and Randy S. and Christina Garverick of Powell; six grandchildren and their spouses Susan (Morgan) McClellon of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Emily, Steven, and Anna Garverick all of Los Altos Hills, California, and Thomas and Matthew Garverick of Powell; a great granddaughter Briar Lee McClellon due to arrive in a month, a sister-in-law Barbara Garverick of Marietta, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

He was preceded in death by a son Steven L. Garverick in September 2013, a grandson Scott Charles Garverick, and a brother Shannon L. Garverick.

Friends may call Sunday, January 12, 2014 from 1-4 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held Monday at 11 am. The Rev. Curtis Randolph will officiate and interment, with military honors conducted by Irvin Hiskey Post #535, Bellville, will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the .

Private expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

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Published in the News Journal on Jan. 10, 2014
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