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38001 Euclid Ave
Willoughby, OH 44094
Phone: 440-942-0700
Fax: 440-942-4823
Richard Sherwood

Richard R "Dick" Sherwood

Friday, October 8th, 1943 - Friday, March 6th, 2020
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Richard R. “Dick” Sherwood, 76, of Concord Township, passed away Friday, March 6, 2020, at Brookdale of Mentor.
Born Oct. 8, 1943, in Painesville, he had been a lifetime resident of Lake County.
Dick was a charter member of F.O.P Lodge 116, and was a member of the Lake County Blue Knights, Lake County Chiefs of Police and the American Polygraph Association. He enjoyed boating, motorcycles, working on cars and playing the organ. Dick loved his family and enjoyed hosting family get-togethers.
Mr. Sherwood was a retired Willoughby Police Officer, retiring in 1993, after 27 years of service. He had served the Willoughby Police Department as an Executive Lieutenant, as an acting chief and as the Chief of Police. Dick also worked at the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, starting the Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program, served as a Bailiff for Judge Larry Allen in the Willoughby Municipal Court, Chief Ranger of the Lake Metro Parks for five years, and as Chief Ranger for the Geauga Metro Parks.
Dick was the beloved husband of 49 years to Sharon J. (nee Walker) Sherwood; loving father of Jennifer A. Daddario, Michael R. Sherwood, Kristen A. (LeRoy) Schaef, Thomas J. Sherwood (Kelley Divelbiss), and Jeffrey A. (Christina) Sherwood; father-in-law of Thaddeus Pacyna; cherished grandfather of Jessica Cunningham, Julie (Steve) Meros, Michael Daddario, Nick (Brittany) Daddario, Daniel Soucy, Deedra (Omar) Basree, Danielle (Miloud) Salem, Kayla Hamilla (Mike), Cami Hamilla, Kylee Sherwood, Darian Sherwood, Aleena Sherwood, Ayla Sherwood and Abby Thistlewood; great-grandfather of Gabriel, Peter, Noah, Conner, Lillyana, Gianna, Lucas, Aliyah, Ayah, and Danny Jr.; brother of Jean Camloh, Alice Simandle and Kathy Vernon Sherwood; and uncle of many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah L. Pacyna; parents, William H. and Rita Maxine (nee Locke) Sherwood; and brother, Robert Sherwood.
Family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, 6330 Center St. (Route 615, north of Route 2), in Mentor, with a F.O.P. service to be conducted at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be private.
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    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home (Mentor)
    6330 Center Street
    MENTOR, OH 44060
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    F.O.P Service to be conducted at 7 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.
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    Thursday, March 12th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, March 12th, 2020 11:00am
    McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home (Mentor)
    6330 Center St.
    MENTOR, OH 44060
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Janelle Schiecke

Posted at 12:15pm
Jeff, I am so very sorry for your loss. From what Bryan has told me about your Dad he was all warmth and love. Cherish your memories and may he continue guiding you because love is everlasting

Tom Sherwood

Posted at 10:52am
Thank you for being in my life. I will never forget our long talks and the good times we had together. Everything I know in my life is because of you. You were my superhero, you were my everything. You're a true leader that will be talked about forever. I can only hope that others will follow in the footprints that you've left behind to lead them to greatness. Kelley and I love you pop, and will never forget you.
Your son,
Tommy (TJ)

Carmen Frederico

Posted at 11:46pm
To an awesome boss and mentor who became a great friend .Thank you Richard and your wonderful family to.

Bill & Betty Crosier Family

Posted at 06:04pm
Sharon & All the Sherwood Family we cherish all the fond memories we have of Dick and we pray that he may rest in peace. May God Bless You .
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Lynn Waters

Posted at 02:26pm
so sorry to hear of your father's passing. much love and many prayers to you and your family at this
most difficult time!

Mike and Lynn Waters

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