MCGINNIS, Joseph Sherwood, Jr., 76, of Carlisle, Pa., passed away peacefully while surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, November 18, 2021. He was born June 14, 1945, in Richmond, Va., to the late Joseph Sherwood and Mary Lucille (Bonnett) McGinnis.
Sherwood graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. He went on to earn a bachelor's (Phi Beta Kappa) and master's degree from the University of Virginia. Sherwood completed his Ph.D. in Political Science at American University. He worked in the computer center at American University and Drexel University prior to being commissioned in the State Department Foreign Service. He served in Mexico, Brussels (NATO), Geneva (OECD), Paris, Afghanistan and Jordan, amongst other assignments.
By his life and work, Sherwood exemplified the role of service in everything he accomplished locally, nationally and internationally.
Sherwood is survived by his beloved daughter, Claire; her mother, Jocelyn McGinnis, both of Paris, France; sister; Cheryl, her daughter, Catherine and her husband, Sheridan, of Richmond, Va.; brother, Gary McGinnis, his wife, Betty, of San Raphael, Calif. and daughter, Ginny, of Burlingame, Calif.; brother, John McGinnis of San Raphael, Calif.; and cousins, Don Bonnett, his wife, Margie and their daughter, Margie Anne, of Timonium, Md. and Mitchell Bonnett, his wife, Jo Ann and their son, Bryan, of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, November 22, 2021, at Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory, 2020 W. Trindle Rd., Carlisle, Pa. 17013. A prayer service will commence at 7 p.m. The memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Patrick Catholic Church, 85 Marsh Drive, Carlisle, Pa. 17015, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. You're invited to join the family for a luncheon immediately following the Funeral Mass in the Parish Activity Center (PAC).
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bosler Memorial Library, 158 W. High St., Carlisle, Pa. 17013 or United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County, 145 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, Pa. 17013.
To sign the guestbook and more, please visit www.hoffmanfh.com
Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Nov. 23, 2021.