Larry Alexander Sherbo died Aug. 19.

To honor Larry’s life, a wake is scheduled for 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29, at the McBean Park Pavilion, 65 McBean Park Drive, Lincoln.

Although long associated with Lincoln, Larry Sherbo was born July 27, 1944, in Toronto, Canada, where as a gifted student, he began high school at age 12 and owned his first horse, Lightning.

After immigrating as a teenager with his family to Southern California, he obtained a civil engineering degree at Los Angeles City College before his love of livestock led him to a pack station and cattle ranches in Coleville.

In 1974, Larry and his previous wife, Jan, moved to Lincoln, began a family, and managed commercial and registered cattle ranches. Larry maintained his Lincoln connection for more than 30 years though his sons and the livestock industry.

However, for the past decade, Larry and his devoted life partner, Robin Skillman, lived near Grass Valley, where they raised dairy goats, commercial beef cattle, 13 horses, seven dogs and various birds. Having retired as brand registrar for the State of California, Larry most recently worked as a state brand inspector, and belonged to the Tahoe Cattlemen’s Association.

Larry is survived by his partner, Robin Skillman of Grass Valley; sons Lee Sherbo of Lincoln and Trevor Sherbo of Acampo; daughter-in-laws Renée and Jenny; grandsons Dean and Lane; sisters Marilyn Jones of Portland, Ore., and Linda Sherbo of New Brunswick, Canada; niece, Jennifer Jones of San Francisco, and extended family in the Toronto area.

Larry was a proud father and grandfather, devoted to Robin, and a loving brother and a friend to many. All who knew him will profoundly miss Larry’s humor, loyalty and unflagging work ethic.

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