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SHERIDAN--Robert E. an editor at The New York Times from 1972 to 2005, died November 8 in Bronxville, NY, aged 84. A Milwaukee native, Bob graduated from Marquette University High School in 1954 and studied journalism at Marquette University. He served in the Air Force Reserve from 1958 to 1964. Prior to joining The Times, Bob worked at The Cape Cod Standard-Times; The Catholic Free Press, Worcester, MA; The Hartford Courant; and The Milwaukee Journal. His proudest physical achievement was walking every block on Manhattan, documented in his book Manhattan Eye Land. Bob leaves his loving wife of 57 years, Margaret (Peggy) nee Morin; daughters Rebecca (Tom Malone), Jennifer, Brenda, and Bernadette (Tom Hubbs); sons Christopher, Luke (Patricia Traub), and Justin; and eight grandsons. He was predeceased by his parents, John Emmet and Evelyn Marie Sheridan (Schwab); his brother, the Rev. Michael P. Sheridan, SJ; and his sister, Evelyn Marie.

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Published in New York Times on Nov. 15, 2020.
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November 20, 2020
I am so sorry to here of Mr. Sheridan's passing. I met him 20 years ago and in our many conversations we would speak about his walks through NYC, his Green Bay Packers, and his work at the Times. He was a special man and I feel privileged to have know him. May his family be comforted by their warm memories of him.
Ranon Mann
November 15, 2020
Please except my deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time of grieving. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Simone Taylor
November 12, 2020
I was one of Bob's colleagues at The Milwaukee Journal, and one of the great disappointments of my career was that he and I worked together for only about a year and a half. I met Bob when I was a summer intern on the copy desk in 1971 and he immediately became a mentor-- holding me to high journalistic standards but clearly eager to help me start my career well. My admiration and affection for him grew as I joined the full-time staff, and I was sad to see him depart for the Times-- while knowing that he'd be one of their greatest assets. I have always been grateful that my career began with Bob's help and friendship.
Frank Clines
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