Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel

201 East Elm Street, Penn Yan, NY


Myra J. Sherman

August 2, 1946October 5, 2019

Myra J. Sherman, age 73, of Hammondsport, NY passed away on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital. Myra was born August 2, 1946 in Fillmore, NY the daughter of the late, Mary Barnard and Dominic Uvenio. She earned her associated degree at FLCC. Myra was a service coordinator for Lakeview Apartments in Bath, NY, where she truly enjoyed working with people. She enjoyed gardening and yard work. Myra had a love for her friends and family, and cherished being a devoted mother and grandmother. She will truly be missed by all that knew and loved her.

Myra is survived by her daughters, Veronica Owens, Barbara Ferro, and Teresa Sherman; grandchildren, Lauryn Owens, James Ferro, Michael Ferro and Dominic Ferro; her significant other and very good friend, Craig Powell; her brothers, Joseph (Kathy) and Andy Uvenio; as well as, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Myra was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, James W. Sherman on November 29th, 2003.

A celebration of Myra's life will be held on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 from 1pm to 6pm at the Steuben Brewing Company, 10286 Judson Rd., Hammondsport, NY 14840. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Myra's memory to a Veteran's home or Veteran's organization of one's choice.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com for the Sherman family.


  • To a Veterans Home or Veterans Organization of One's Choice


  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, October 15, 2019


Myra J. Sherman

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Christy Balliett

October 15, 2019

So lucky to have known Myra....
She always lit up a room with her smile and enthusiasm...
I’m sure she is still dancing....
So sorry she is gone from this earth, but I know her spirit lives on in her family whom she loved so very much...
❤️..... Christy

Larry & Betty Ryan

October 14, 2019

Craig, we have many fond memories of both you and Myra at your parents gatherings. Myra was so personal and fun to be with. Yes, she really did enjoy her job and family and friends. Her beautiful smile and personality will be missed by all who surrounded her. So sorry to hear about her death, but as we all know she is in a better place now. She was a great example of living and enjoying life to her fullest .
Love, Larry and Betty Ryan

j Bagley

October 13, 2019

Myra is a cherished neighbor and friend.She was a bright light in this often gloomy world. We often talk of all the times we spent with her family and ours. Fond memories! Jim, Helen, Stacy, Kathy and Nick

Denise Botti

October 11, 2019

It was a shock for me to hear about Myra's passing. God bless her family and friends who will miss her so much. I work for the same company with Myra and, even though I only got to see her when we had our annual conferences, I am so happy that I got to know her. She was a special lady. Myra was at the Service Coordinator conference we attended in Denver in August and I was so happy to see her and talk to her even for a short while. We toasted each other with some fine spirits and I will always remember her that way, a fine spirit.

J. Williams

October 9, 2019

A person is very lucky to have a lifetime friend. I was blessed with a family of them - Myra and her family. From first meeting in 1974 in Bad Aibling, Germany, I have so many fond memories that have lasted a lifetime, be it those Yahtzee games, boating and backpacking in Austria or hiking/skiing in Utah. Every experience is a special treasure and brings me unmeasurable joy and comfort in this moment of extreme sadness. Myra, rest in peace my friend. I am so much better off having had you in my life.

Deb & Audie Kline

October 9, 2019

We are so very sorry to hear of Myra’s passing. She will be sadly missed by many. Myra was a special person full of kindness and had a heart of gold. We will miss you.

Lisa Card

October 8, 2019

To Myra's family, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved Myra, she was such a beautiful person! God Bless 🙏♥️