Richard Burr Sherwood

May 18, 1928 - January 17, 2015
Richard Burr Sherwood

Richard B. Sherwood
United States Army (Ret.), age 86, of Hudson, died Jan 17, 2015. He was born in Stambaugh, MI and in his heart remained a ?Yooper? throughout his life. He served with distinction in combat in WWII, Korea and Vietnam, retiring as Lt. Colonel, in 1971 after 26 years of service. He met and married his wife, Norma in 1958 while posted to the Pentagon. After retiring from the Army, he and Norma moved to Florida, where he began a second career as an educator. He taught social studies at Gulf High School, retiring in 1989. During his tenure as a teacher, he served on the Pasco County School Board from 1976 – 1980. He was active in Kiwanis for over twenty years in Wisconsin and Florida. He had a passion for politics, debate and hot peppers and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Norma, daughters, Wende Reoch and Judi Banks, sons-in-law, Mark Reoch and Tom Banks, and grandson, Richard (Rick) Banks. Memorial services will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, Janaury 24, 2015 at the funeral home chapel. Family will greet friends from 12 noon to 1:00 pm.


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  • January 22, 2015
    Alan Jones says:
    Dick was a great leader for teachers PTCA/USEP and as a School Board Member. His kind of leadership is always needed.
    Alan Jones, Dave Suttle, & Paul Russell

  • June 07, 2022
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    Richard Burr Sherwood
    Richard Burr Sherwood

  • June 07, 2022
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  • June 07, 2022
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  • June 07, 2022
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  • October 21, 2021
    Harold N. Boyer says:
    Col. Sherwood was my ROTC Professor of Military Science at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh from 1968-1971. He was one of the finest men I have ever known. Rest in Peace, Colonel.

  • February 15, 2015
    Sara(Elyse Arkin) Bledsoe says:
    He was one of my absolute favorite teachers back in 1982,always so much fun and so kind to me. I will never ever forget him. My sincerest and deepest condolences to you.

  • January 24, 2015
    Array says:
    My deepest condolences to you. He will be missed by his neighbors here at Beacon Point and by those of us who worked with him as volunteers at the AARP tax site in Hudson.
    Dave Nelson

  • January 23, 2015
    Array says:
    Our sincere condolences to you in the loss of a very special man. I will never forget Dick, the sparkle in his eyes and kindness in his heart. He will be deeply missed by his many friends at Beacon Point.

    Kit Murphy

  • January 23, 2015
    Amanda says:
    My condolences to the Sherwood family. I knew Dick through Kiwanis and he will be missed. Prayers to the family.

  • January 22, 2015
    Array says:
    All the members of the
    Sunshine State Chapter of the
    Korean War Veterans Association
    wish to convey their condolences to the family of Richard B. SHERWOOD.
    NOT ONE OF THEM IS FORGOTTEN BEFORE GOD.
    WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM.

  • January 21, 2015
    The Staff of Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home says:
    Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

  • January 21, 2015
    Renee' Knettle-Dermott says:
    Deepest condolences to the family! As an educator today, I understand more of what I put my teachers through as a student, and I'm thankful that Mr. Sherwood didn't give up on us. We had respect for him, and he earned it and a place in all our memories. Again, prayers are with the family during this time of grief.

  • January 21, 2015
    Marilyn Tirey (Higgins) says:
    Judi, Wende, Mrs Sherwood and family,
    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. No words can ease the pain as you struggle through the grief and sadness. Judi, I have very fond memories of your Dad during our High School years together... Please know that all of you are in My thoughts and Prayers.

  • January 21, 2015
    Mindy Campbell- Shouse says:
    So sad to hear. Mr. Sherwood was a great man and a great teacher. His passion for what he did inspired me and gave me passion for the work I do today. Elections. I work at the Levy County Elections Office and love every aspect of it and it all stems from him. He touched many lives and will be greatly missed.

  • January 21, 2015
    Array says:
    I have deep respect for Dick as I worked with him at Gulf and also on the Kiwanis Scholarship for a Gulf student. Also, I taught Wende at Hudson High. My deepest sympathies go out to his family.
    April Kelley, Tampa

  • January 21, 2015
    Fred Rydzik says:
    Small in stature but large in life Richard fought for his country and later for the rights of his colleagues and profession. He was unafraid to speak truth to power and despised the abuse of authority (and the GOP). Travel well my friend. I hope death came to you in your sleep, otherwise there would have been a fight. You will be missed.

  • January 21, 2015
    Margaret Rodgers says:
    Thoughts and prayers for the Sherwood family. Your dad was one of the best teachers I ever had and helped me focus on my future.

  • January 21, 2015
    Mary (DeWitt) Girsch says:
    Judi and family,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your dad. I have fond childhood memories of him. I know he will be missed. Deepest sympathy.

  • January 21, 2015
    Kathy Norris says:
    My deepest sympathies to the Sherwood family. Dick was a colleague at GHS and a friend. He was such a special man--beloved by his friends and students. As a school board member, he was very helpful to me when I needed his intervention, and for that I will be forever grateful. His was a long and well lived life. Rest easy, my dear friend.

  • January 20, 2015
    Carol Brock says:
    My deepest sympathy. Your husband was my first client with "RIGHT AT HOME ".