Richard E. Sherrell

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

1928 - 2017 (Age 89)


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Sherrell, Richard E.Richard E. Sherrell, formerly of Green Bay, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2017, at Kendal-Crosslands, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. He was born in Los Angeles on May 15, 1928, to Alonzo P. and Ardis Balling Sherrell. In 1953, he married Virginia Stark and their...

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I am heart broken to learn of Dick's death. Like so many others who have left comments, he was one of my most favorite professors AND people...ever! Thanks to him my love of theatre enlarged to include all of the related arts and his "Styles" classes serve me to this very day in my career as a Professor of Theatre.

He also holds the distinction of introducing me to London and in doing so helped fuel my life long passion for learning through travel. Rest in peace Dick....

Heart broken about he great loss of this wonderful teacher, artist, man. His dedication and care for character and story were boundless. He was my professor when I began my journey in this art form, when I needed his vast and knowledge and gentle, yet strong encouragement. He taught me a profound respect for theatre, as well as a way to make my life long passion into a career as a university theatre professor. I am forever thankful that he was part of my education and my life.

He was an amazing teacher. I was very lucky to have studied with him. He is one of the people who lead me to become a teacher. Sad that he is gone, blessed to have known him.

Sorry to hear this. Truly one of my favorite professors. He helped me overcome my fear of writing. I still have the Golden Bookmark he gave me for "finally learning how to write it down." I always tell my boys about him. I now use what he taught me to help them with their writing.

I remember Dick with great fondness, as a wonderfully talented Director and an exceptional person. I was proud to be in two of his productions at UWGB, and his leadership and good nature were what made them enjoyable. My deepest condolences to his family, and I pray that you will find some peace at this time.

He was one of my favorite humans to ever walk the planet. I have a saying in my house, Dick Sherrell Dick Sherrell, so nice you say it twice. I was lucky enough to have him for a professor at UWGB, he directed me in several plays, and I played his daughter to his fabulous King Lear. The man is legend in these parts. Sympathies to his beautiful family.

So sad to hear this. He was a wonderful teacher, actor, friend sending deep condolences to the family. RIP Dr.