John R. “Johnny”
Age 60, of Aliquippa, PA died November 1, 2020 after a long battle with various health conditions, including cancer and myasthenia gravis.
Born March 10, 1960 in Windber, PA, he was the son of the late Pauline L. ‘Polly’(Packan) and John E. ‘Jack’ Sherlock. Throughout childhood, he was an active member of the Boy Scouts, receiving the distinguished Eagle Scout Award. Later on, he shared this love of scouting and the outdoors with his daughters, becoming a registered Girl Scout himself. John was a generous man of both his time and resources, previously an active member in the Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He participated in mission/house building initiatives to aid disadvantaged Appalachian communities and other various volunteer projects.
He was blessed with a sharp intellect and witty sense of humor. After gaining his degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1983, John worked as a Systems Analyst/Architect as well as a Project Manager for almost 37 years in the healthcare industry, primarily with Highmark HS. He was very passionate about all things “tech” and IT related, which was evident to all who knew him – at one point serving as an IT Advisory Board Member for Penn State Beaver. In his spare time, he dabbled in web design and photography projects. John was a sci-fi guy at heart, with a love of Star Wars and Star Trek. He loved talking politics, science, history, books, collecting memorabilia, chess and monopoly, movies, and most of all Pittsburgh sports.
John is survived by his loving family, including his wife, Susan (McDermott) and three daughters, Melissa, Trisha, and Darla Sherlock. Also surviving are Johnny’s two sisters Louise (Lou Aust) and Mary Susan (Evert VanRaden), 29 nieces and nephews, and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews. He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Christine (Raymond Maschue) and Patricia (Joe Boburchuk).
He will be dearly missed by family and friends.
There will be no public viewing or visitation. A private memorial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you donate to the Mario Lemieux Foundation benefiting cancer research.
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