Sherwood, Shirley CLIFTON PARK Shirley A. Sherwood, 82, of Beach Rd., entered into the arms of the Lord on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy, with her loving family at her side. Shirley was born in Schenectady on January 17, 1932 and was the daughter of the late Joseph K. and Agnes M. Lavin Heimberger and the beloved wife of over 53 years, of Warren H. Sherwood, who passed away on August 13, 2006. She was a graduate of Waterford High School, class of 1949. Mrs. Sherwood retired in 1987 from the Watervliet Arsenal where she had been an auditor for 36 years. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Crescent and most enjoyed time spent at the family camp on Cossayuna Lake, boating and fishing. She is the devoted mother of Nancy J. McLaughlin (the Late David) of Clifton Park; cherished grandmother of Ryan (Elizabeth) McLaughlin of Valley Falls, Megan (Henry) Nahal of Wynantskill and Marcie McLaughlin of Middlesex, N.J.; adored great-grandmother of Mason, Henry, Charlotte, Abigail and Carly; sister of the late Joan Noreen Childs, who is survived by her husband, Joseph Childs of Clifton Park; aunt of Joseph (Valerie) Childs of Greenfield Center and Jeffrey (Lori) Childs of Clifton Park; great-aunt of Steven and Jeffrey Childs and also survived by special family friend, Frank Jones of Clifton Park. Funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 7 at 8:15 a.m. from the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Rt. 9, Clifton Park, thence to St. Mary's Church, Crescent (86 Churchill Rd.) Waterford, NY 12188, where at 9:00 a.m. the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be held in Memory's Garden in Colonie. Shirley's family would like to extend their sincere appreciation for the loving comfort and care that was provide to her and their family by Community Hospice at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy. The family desires that memorial contributions be made to the West Crescent Fire Dept., 1440 Crescent Rd., Halfmoon, NY 12065 or to the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Emergency Corps., Station 1, 15 Crossing Blvd., Clifton Park, NY 12065, in memory of Shirley A. Sherwood. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home.
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Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home
1550 Route 9 Clifton Park, NY 12065
Published in Albany Times Union on May 5, 2014