In Memory

Gene Sherrod - Class Of 1961

In Memory of

Eugene Russell Sherrod

July 31, 1938 - July 16, 2013

SHERROD, Dr. Eugene R., age 74, of Rochester Hills, passed peacefully under hospice care on July 16, 2013, to be with his Lord and Savior. He was born July 31, 1938, in Lawrence Michigan, to the late Edward and Mary Sherrod. He was the beloved husband of Joyce (Lowrance) Sherrod whom he married February 16, 1963, in Kirksville, Missouri. Loving father of Lisa (Steven) Banas, Marc (Minako) Sherrod and Sean (Dana) Sherrod. Brother of Lynda (Lief) Pedersen. Adored grandfather of Trevor, Colin, Tyler, Max, Mallory, Hannah, Mitchell and Maggie. Dr. Sherrod is also survived by his cousins, nephews nieces and many close friends who had watched the decline in his health. He graduated from Western Michigan University in 1961 and from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1965. Following his internship he was in General Practice and was a House Physician for two years; additional training was at Mt. Clemens General Hospital and Garden City Hospital. He worked at Lansing General Hospital from 1974 to 1993 and practiced Pathology at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital from 1993 until 2010. Gene was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Rochester. He also was a life-member of the American Osteopathic Association as well as a life-member of the Michigan Osteopathic Association. He loved his profession as a Pathologist and as a Laboratory Director. He enjoyed geneology, gardening, travel, golf, and reading, but most of all he loved the time spent with his family and friends. Gene was particularly close to the Class of 1956 from Paw Paw High School, where he was Class President and an athlete. He heard from and was encouraged by them often. His gentle and loving spirit and his fun-loving ways will never be forgotten by those who knew him. It was his wish that his body be cremated. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Street in Rochester. His family will receive friends at a Memorial Gathering on Sunday, July 21, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at PIXLEY FUNERAL HOME, 322 W. University Drive in downtown Rochester, and from 10:00 a.m. Monday until the time of the Memeorial Service at the church. His family has requested that memorial contributions in Dr. Sherrod's name be directed to his church, the O.P.C. – Act of Kindness Fund, 650 Letica Dr., Rochester, MI 48307 or The Friends of Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Town Road, Rochester, Mi 48307.

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07/18/13 10:57 PM #1    

Dennis Lemon (1961)

I remember Gene as a quiet, always helpful, true gentleman.  While many of us were a bit rowdy during college, Gene was normally conservatively ahead of the curve, aware of why he was in school...but interested in enjoying himself in the fraternity in the process.  Looks like his adult life reflected those same values.

07/19/13 08:38 AM #2    

Gerry Kretschmar (1961)

Gene was a "True Gentlemen" of SAE.


07/20/13 01:26 PM #3    

John Warren (1961)

Well spoken Dennis.  What can be added except Gene's Detroit Tigers and Charlie Maxwell.  John Warren

07/20/13 04:01 PM #4    

Bert Hadas (1961)

May God comfort your family at this sad time for them. Your legacy will live on with them and us. We will miss you Gene! Farewell our brother for awhile. We will see you again in heaven.




10/26/13 03:56 PM #5    

Jim Smith (1961)

Gene was a really great guy and was respected by all of us who knew him. Belatedly sorry for our loss.

Jim Smith

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