Ross Sherwood, VL '67

Pittsford - Ross H. Sherwood, 78, passed away peacefully June 25, 2023. Predeceased by his parents, Robert S. and Marian D. Sherwood; daughter in law, Kate Sherwood; nephew, Matthieu Sherwood; and brother in law, John Browne.

Ross is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 43 years, Paula Donovan Sherwood; sons, R. Dougan Sherwood and Ian McKerr Sherwood(Michaella); grandsons, Jack, Ben, Henry, Zach and Ryan; brother, Scott (Carol) Sherwood; sister, Jane Palomountain; cousins and nephews and many wonderful friends. Born in Washington, D.C. Ross grew up in Wellsville, N.Y and moved to Rochester N.Y. in 1963. A graduate of Lehigh University 1967, and a member of the Kappa Alpha Society, Ross had a career in Human Resources for many Rochester and Buffalo companies. He was a mentor to many.

A life well lived..... Ross was a car guy especially British sports cars of which he owned a few. He was a very proud participant in the One Lap of America Road Rallye and the Richard Petty Driving Experience. With friends, Ross co-founded the BAJ 111 Road Rallye raising funds for cancer charities. Ross served on the Board of Lollypop Farm and was involved in the Joyful Rescues animal adoption organization. Ross loved his "cheap chardonney," crosswords in pen, fishing, naps, sporting clay shooting, history (especially family), bad jokes, playing Santa, building birdhouses, Canandaiqua Lake, Maine, world travel, Buffalo Bills, early Nascar, vanilla milkshakes and all animals. He was a cat dad to Joey and Charlie. Ross was a proud conservative Republican.

After suffering a stroke and pneumonia in July 2022 he lived his last year in the loving care of the Jewish Home 6SW staff. He accepted his Parkinsons disease with grace and strength. He never complained and he always meant well!

A Celebration of Life will be held in Fall 2023. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163 or Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, 99 Victor Road, Fairport, NY 14450.

This obituary was published by Anthony Funeral & Cremation Chapels - Brighton on Jun. 30, 2023