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Calling Hours:
Sunday, February 19, 2023, 4:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Memorial Service:
Monday, February 20, 2023, 10:00am
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Rev. Eric Peters, officiating
Pastor of Fredonia Presbyterian Church

Richard F. “Dick” Sherwood, age 84, of 18th St. Pymatuning Twp., Greenville, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday morning, February 15, 2023 in UPMC Jameson.

Dick was born in Edinboro PA on October 7, 1938 to Hubert J. and Mary S. (Fuller) Sherwood. He was a 1956 graduate of Youngsville High School and received his B.S. in Health and Physical Education from Slippery Rock University in 1960. Dick was employed by Reynolds School District as a Physical Education Teacher and Home School Visitor for thirty-one years, retiring in 1991. While at Reynolds, he served as the first Head Wrestling Coach in 1961 as well as the first Head Track & Field Coach that same year. Dick continued to coach Track & Field until 1981 and was most proud of the 1964 undefeated team. He also served as an assistant basketball coach and as the Athletic Director. Dick was active with the Reynolds High School Alumni Assoc. and served on the 50th year anniversary committee and was active with Reynolds Key Club.

After retirement, he enjoyed part time work at places that included, Pine Hill Golf Course, St. Paul’s Without Walls and driving van for special needs individuals for Anderson Coach and Travel. Dick was a past member of Hillside Presbyterian Church, where he had served on the Board of Directors. He was a member of over fifty years of F&AM Eureka Lodge #290, where he had also been a past Master. Dick was a past member and past President of the Kiwanis Club of Transfer, served as a past LT. Governor of Division 2 of PA Kiwanis and had been a volunteer at the Good Shepherd Center. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed hunting and most of all, attending and supporting his grandchildren’s events.

On June 9, 1984 he married the former Karen C. Auden, she survives. Also surviving are his children; Stacy L. Durso and her husband Dave of Greenville and Scott J. Sherwood and his wife Linda of Wilmington, NC, two step-children; Jennifer A. Guikema and her husband Kevin of Middleville, MI and Brian A. Mack and his wife Nikki of Pittsburgh, a sister; Sue Scott of Bear Lake, PA, a brother-in-law; Tim Wise of Edinboro, ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister; Peggy wise, an infant grandson; Joshua Mack, a brother-in-law; Gilbert Scott and his previous wife; Lori Lee Sherwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dick Sherwood Athletic Scholarship for Reynolds High School, 104 18th St., Greenville, PA 16125.

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20 Comments

  1. Gary, Sally, David, Kaylynn Coates Gary, Sally, David, Kaylynn Coates
    February 17, 2023    

    Dear Karen and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss waving to our neighbor every warm morning on his daily trip to Sheetz for his medium decaf coffee with 2 sugars. He was a very kind , wonderful neighbor.
    You are in our thoughts and Prayers.

  2. Carrie Kerola Carrie Kerola
    February 17, 2023    

    My deepest sympathy to Karen, Stacey, Scott and their families. Dick was a wonderful man and I have many fun, happy memories both in New Hamburg and RHS. He once caught me skipping school….I was horrified to see him…all he said was “carrie, next time don’t wear your Raiders jacket!”. He will be missed. My love to you all.

    Carrie (Fulmer) Kerola

  3. Kim Ritchie Kim Ritchie
    February 17, 2023    

    Karen and Family,
    Very sorry for your loss. Praying for your peace and comfort during this sad and difficult time.

  4. Jeanne Staley Jeanne Staley
    February 17, 2023    

    Karen and Family, I’m sad for you and you are in my prayers. It’s difficult to go through the death of a loved one, but your faith in God will give you the grace to carry on, until we meet again in our heavenly home.

  5. John Barron John Barron
    February 17, 2023    

    So sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. He was a good gentle person and BBC a patient teacher. I graduated in 1965, and all my class held him in highest regard. Again you have my sympathy.

  6. Joe & Anna Marie Fry Joe & Anna Marie Fry
    February 17, 2023    

    To Karen & the complete family, We was saddened to hear the news that Dick had passed away. What a wonderful guy he was. Always had such a huge smile for everyone he met with a fantastic personality too. He will definitely be missed. May all those beautiful memories that you shared with Dick be etched into your hearts forever.
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you Karen & the family at you time of sadness.

    Deepest Sympathies,
    Joe & Anna Marie Fry

  7. Karen Brest Karen Brest
    February 17, 2023    

    Dear Karen & Family. Extending my deepest sympathy . Dick was kind & treated everyone with respect. Cherish the good times & lean on each other Take care

  8. Theodore Greene Theodore Greene
    February 17, 2023    

    So sorry for your loss

  9. Anonymous Anonymous
    February 17, 2023    

    Karen. We extend our love and sympathy to you and your families in the loss of your husband. ✝️❤️

  10. R. Harpst family R. Harpst family
    February 17, 2023    

    Please accept our deepest sympathies. Keeping you all in prayer.
    Bob and Pat

  11. Jim & Bev Jim & Bev
    February 17, 2023    

    Dear Karen and family, terribly saddened to learn of your loss. So glad had the opportunity to visit with him not so long ago. All good memories of Dick. Praying for all

  12. Carol (Moon) Mengel Carol (Moon) Mengel
    February 17, 2023    

    So very sorry to learn of Dick’s passing. What great memories from RHS

  13. Michele Kent Michele Kent
    February 18, 2023    

    Karen
    My deepest sympathies for the loss of your husband. May God comfort and strength you. ❤️

  14. Kathy Shacklock Worona Kathy Shacklock Worona
    February 18, 2023    

    I am so sorry for your lost. I have many memories of him during my high school years May God have his hand on you and your family during this time

  15. Mark Reichard Mark Reichard
    February 19, 2023    

    Karen and family,
    Deepest sympathies on your loss. Dick and I met on the first day of the Reynolds School District. A long and enjoyable time. Gonna miss him for sure.

  16. Cynthia R. Moss Cynthia R. Moss
    February 21, 2023    

    What your heart has once owned, it will never lose. Sending deepest sympathy to you Stacy and family. Your father was always the most kind and caring gentleman. Praying for you and wishing you peace.

  17. Dave Williams Dave Williams
    February 21, 2023    

    Dear Karen and family – I’m a longtime friend of Scott & Linda and enjoyed Dick’s company on several golf trips in the past. We traded some great stories about Slippery Rock (I attended Westminster). He was always so much fun to play with – May he rest in peace.

  18. Bill Morgan Bill Morgan
    February 21, 2023    

    I just learned the sad news today. Although we hadn’t seen each other for years, it was so nice to have a chance to spend time with Dick at the YHS Class of “56 mini-reunion at Don Artico’s at Chautauqua. He was a good man and I am sorry for your loss.

  19. Kevin Burns Kevin Burns
    February 23, 2023    

    My condolences to you and your family. Sorry for your lose.

  20. Anonymous Anonymous
    February 26, 2023    

    Gloria so very sorry a 67 grad of Reynolds’s he was a great teacher !!!!!

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