Carl David Sherrid, 88, died peacefully at his home in Rehoboth Beach Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. Sherrid was born in Myerstown, Pa., Aug. 16, 1929, the son of Ora Tillie Line Smith and Royden Sherid.
As a young man, Sherrid worked at Quaker Alloy Foundry in Lebanon County, Pa., and several decades later, became co-owner of a Reading-area catering business. He worked as a caterer until well past the age of retirement.
Once Sherrid moved to his summer home in Rehoboth Beach, he volunteered at Beebe Medical Center, serving as a Guiding Light and helping visitors find their way around the hospital, while bringing cheer and smiles to staff and visitors during his 12-year hospital tenure.
Sherrid was a member of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Rehoboth Beach, where he served on the altar guild and was active in the breakfast ministry. In addition, he assisted with the mental health ministry, providing outreach through food and entertainment to those residing in group homes because they suffered from mental disorders.
Sherrid is survived by his partner of 38 years, Ted Mason, also of Rehoboth; and by Sherrid's sons, David C. Sherrid (and daughter-in-law Naomi Sherrid) and Bruce A. Sherrid. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jeremy C. Sherrid (and his spouse, Nicole Sherrid), Jennifer Shellenberger, Joshua M. Sherrid, and Caitlin Hawkins (and her spouse, Karl Hawkins). In addition, Sherrid is survived by his great-grandchildren, MaKayla Sherrid, Madison Sherrid, Ethan Shellenberger, Karly Shellenberger, Kenzie G. Hawkins, and Carson P. Hawkins. He is also survived by his brother, Ray Sherid; and a large extended family. Sherrid's daughter, Jean Marie Sherrid, preceded him in death.
Memorial Services for Carl David Sherrid will be held at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Reboboth Beach, Saturday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Mental Health Ministry, All Saints’ Church, 18 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, are most welcome. Services were provided by the Cremation Service of Delaware in Wilmington.