Kerry R. Sheridan

Kerry R. Sheridan

Kerry Sheridan was born December 4‚ 1932‚ to Raymond J. and Dorothy M. Sheridan. He died February 12‚ 2008‚ while on duty at the fire station.

A founding father of the volunteer fire district in Troy Township‚ he had served as fire chief of Troy Fire Protection District for 50 years. Kerry was chairman of the Will County Local Emergency Planning Committee‚ a member of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association‚ and a member of the Joliet Junior College Fire Science Advisory Committee.

In addition to his fire service involvement‚ Kerry Sheridan had served as a Will County board member since 1982. He was president of the Will County Forest Preserve and a member of V.F.W. Post 1080 and the Elks Lodge #296. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

He was survived by his wife of 52 years‚ Donna M. Sheridan (nee Frederking); two daughters‚ Diane McLelland‚ of Scottsdale‚ Arizona; and Patricia Sheridan‚ of Phoenix‚ Arizona; two grandchildren‚ Kerry and Colin McLelland; his brother‚ John F.(LaVonne) Sheridan‚ of Channahon‚ Illinois; and several nephews and nieces.

He truly touched the lives of those who knew him well and left a lasting legacy to many. We humbly accept that his life was a gift to us and are eternally grateful for the time we had together. Thank you for the very precious memories.