Jonathan H. Sherwood

February 21, 1929 - January 13, 2021
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Sherwood, Jonathan H., was born February 21, 1929 in Nyack, New York and expired on January 13, 2021 at Venice Bayshore Regional Hospital, Florida at the age of 91 years and 327 days. Formerly a resident of the Town Of Ramapo, Rockland County, New York State. Jonathan is survived by his wife, Doris M. Sherwood; his three daughters, Melanie N. Sherwood (spouse of Richard Low), Jessica S. George (spouse of Stephen George) and Sarah S. Peickert (spouse of David Peickert); his five grandchildren, Danielle Bonanni (spouse of Michael Bonanni), William George, Savanah Low, Samuel Peickert and R. Phoebe Peickert; his two great-grandchildren, Morgan Bonanni and Lucas Bonanni and his only sister, Alice L. Gainer and brother Daniel P. Sherwood. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bruce A. Sherwood of Tennessee in 1998.


The deceased attended schools in Spring Valley, NY, graduated from the University of Chattanooga, Tennessee, completing courses in Lettering, Surveying, Architectural Drawing and Art in 4 years to graduate by June 1951.  He was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the Blue Key Society. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, had no active service and honorable discharge issued.


Employed as an Engineering Data Analyst Senior by an Aircraft Plant in Woodbridge, NJ for 6 months at which time a strike occurred and he took a trip to Chattanooga, TN to ask Doris Jean McGill to marry him and help him get through 3 years of law school at St. John’s University, Brooklyn, NY.  They married on January 18th, 1952 in Chattanooga, TN and took up residence in Spring Valley, NY.


Graduated from St. John’s University College of Law in 1955, passing the NYS Bar Exam in March 1955 and admitted to practice law until about 1992. As an attorney his practice was primarily title searching and estate taxes. Retired and traveled extensively with time to visit and assist children and grandchildren in many different locations.


The deceased joined the Rockland County Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society in 2006 to sing to groups at assisted living quarters, hospitals, or nursing homes and similar institutions with old time songs.


The decedent was able with the devoted assistance of his wife, a professional registered nurse, to live to an older age than his father, Harold T. Sherwood, brother Bruce A. Sherwood, and grandfather Jonathan W. Sherwood, the former County Clerk and Justice of the Supreme Court in Rockland County.


In his lifetime, the decedent believed while under sedation during a third operation in 1946 he being close to death met his soul body separated from his physical body and returned to the same to continue living. Later at about age 40 years he was saved or born again to be with the Lord at his coming in the future. Obit as written by our beloved husband and father.


A virtual memorial service is planned for Saturday, February 13th at 10 am EST, please contact Farley Funeral Home for more information. Farley Funeral Home in Venice, Florida is handling the arrangements. A message of condolence may be sent by visiting

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Born: February 21, 1929
Died: January 13, 2021

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