Sherry Lynn “Sher” Benica (née Waples) died peacefully in her home in Gaithersburg, MD on August 22, at the age of 64. Sherry is survived by her father, Harry Waples, Lower Gwynedd, PA, her beloved husband, Art Benica, Gaithersburg, MD, her brother Robert Waples, Lansdale, PA, various family members including nieces, nephews, step sisters and brother, in-laws and extended family and many, many friends. Sherry was born on May 27, 1953 in Philadelphia, PA to Harry and Pearl (Coulter) Waples. She had 5 degrees, the most recent, a PhD, from The American School of Professional Psychology. She was an Associate Professor at Argosy University as well as having her own private psychology practice. She married Art Benica, whom she knew in high school (Upper Dublin High School ‘71) but did not reconnect with until about 10 years later. They married in 1983. Theirs was a true love story Sherry loved Maine. She and Art have a condo in Boothbay Harbor. Her favorite place to visit in Maine was Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. She was and excellent cook. Sher had the most wonderful smile and her sense of humor was spot on. She loved to laugh with everyone but especially Art. She was an active, dedicated and well-loved member of the Covenant United Methodist Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Two memorial services will be held for Sherry. The first on September 9, 2017 at the Covenant United Methodist Church, 20301 Pleasant Ridge Dr., Gaithersburg, MD 20886. Visitation from 9 AM to 11 AM the service will begin at 11. The second will be on September 30, 2017 at St Paul’s Reformed Episcopal Church, 800 Church Road, Oreland, PA 19075. Visitation from 9 AM to 11 AM the service will begin at 11. In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Dr. Sherry Benica may be directed to support the infusion center at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital. Make a gift online at sibleyfoundation.org
or by phone at 202-537-4257. Mail checks payable to Sibley Foundation with a memo indicating the gift is in memory of Dr. Sherry Benica to the Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation, 5255 Loughboro Road, NW, Washington, D.C. 20016.
Published by Montgomery Newspapers from Sep. 1 to Sep. 10, 2017.