Memorial services for Gordon L. Sherwood of Colfax will be conducted at a later date.
Mr. Sherwood died Saturday, Feb. 15, at home. He was 79.
He was born on April 30, 1923, in Albion, Mich. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II from 1943 to 1946. He married his high school sweetheart, June Sullivan. He worked for 20 years in the aviation field, first in aircraft maintenance and then as an airline station manager for a contract carrier in Hawaii and Japan during the Korean War. He was also a manager in Europe for contract carriers which flew business and private groups. In the early 1960s he was the airport station manager in Kwajalien in the Marshall Islands. In the middle 1960s he was an administrator for the Rossmore Leisure World in Walnut Creek. In the 1970s he moved to Morgan Hill and worked for 15 years in construction management in the San Jose and Silicon Valley. The last five years before his retirement he performed residential and commercial building inspections. His retirement was actually postponed a year due to the October 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, because building inspections were a high priority. He had been a previous resident of Nevada County.
He retired to Incline Village, Nev. in 1990 and lived there for nine years before moving to Colfax in 1999. He was a founding member of the Beth-El Baptist Church in Morgan Hill. He was a Bible student for most of his life. He enjoyed his family, friends, landscape gardening, music and antique car restoration.
He is survived by his wife, June Sherwood; son, Gregory Sherwood; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Keri and Christopher Russell; granddaughter, Erin Sherwood; great-grandson, Ethan; sisters, Barbara Phariss; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; Loren “Peter” and Ethel Sherwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sutter Auburn Faith Hospice in Auburn.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.
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