John Sherlock

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, April 15, 2024
Donovan Funeral Home, Inc
82 South Church Street
Goshen, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
St John's Cemetery
West Main Street
Goshen, New York, United States


10:00 am
Tuesday, April 16, 2024
St. John The Evangelist RC Church
71 Murray Avenue
Goshen, New York, United States

Obituary of John R. Sherlock

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John R. Sherlock, age 85, of Goshen entered into rest Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at home in

Goshen surrounded by his family.


John Sherlock was born August 4, 1938 in Goshen, NY. He is the son of John Vincent and

Mildred (Range) Sherlock.


He began his long and distinguished career at Ford Motor Company in 1956 at the production

plant in Mahwah, New Jersey. In 1981, he relocated to St. Louis, Missouri to continue his career

with Ford until retirement in 1992 when he was elected President of Local No. 5 of the United

Auto Workers.


An avid outdoorsman, John joined White Oak Hunting Club in Forestburgh, NY in 1965. During

his treasured time there, he fostered many lifelong friendships and held several leadership

positions to cement his dedication to the club and its' members. Exemplary of his commitment

was his coining of the club motto "Camaraderie Since 1933".


John served as an active member of the Dikeman Engine & Hose Company for 65 years starting

in 1959. He served as Captain in 1967 and 1968.


A true Goshenite, he became a valued member of the community and is remembered by his

friends and classmates. Fun fact, John hit the first home run in Goshen Little League history!

John is predeceased by his mother, Mildred (Range) Sherlock, father, John Vincent, and

Stepfather John Zawaski. He is additionally predeceased by his beloved dogs, Bear and Atlas.

He is survived by his son, Steven Sherlock and wife Catherine; daughter, Tricia Sherlock and

husband Darren Rea. He is also survived by his four grandchildren: Carlin and Aiden Rea,

Samuel and Kate Sherlock. Additionally, he is survived by Stepmother Mildred Carr, sister

Cynthia Leese, brother Vincent Sherlock.


John's family would like to extend their most sincere gratitude to Donna Dolan and Roxanne

Jacklyr for their unwavering love and dedication to their father.


The family would also like to extend their deepest gratitude to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan,

especially Grace, Elisabeth, Catherine, Amanda, Victoria, Lara, Ellen, and Sister Ann Daly.

Visitation will be Monday, April 15 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Donovan Funeral Home, Inc, 82

South Church Street, Goshen, NY.


A Mass of Christian burial to Celebrate his life will be held 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

at St. John The Evangelist RC Church, 71 Murray Avenue, Goshen, NY. Burial will follow in St.

John's Cemetery in Goshen, NY.


In lieu of flowers John's family is requesting memorial donations be made to the Ronald

McDonald House, of which John was a lifelong

donor and supporter.

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