Neil R. Sherwood

September 30, 1959August 14, 2012

SHERWOOD - Neil R. Suddenly August 14, 2012, husband of Karla (Simmeth) Sherwood; father of Laura and Julia Sherwood; son of the late Jean (Space) and Charles Sherwood; brother of Kathleen Wittmann and Kenneth (Barbara) Sherwood; son-in-law of Karl and Faye Simmeth; brother-in-law of Karl (Kathy), Robert and William (Pam) Simmeth; also survived by nieces and nephews. Family will be present on Friday from 3-8 PM at the PERNA, DENGLER, ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 1671 Maple Rd. Family and friends are asked to assemble for a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated from St. Gregory the Great Church on Saturday at 9 AM. Flowers are gratefully declined.


  • Visitation Friday, August 17, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, August 18, 2012

Neil R. Sherwood

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Pim Liebmann

August 24, 2012

Dear Laura,
I always smiled when you and your dad would joke back and forth. It is so obvious how much he loved you, your sister and Mom. You are such a wonderful young lady and your dad is such big part of you. I am so sorry to hear that he was taken from you. You, your Mom and sister are in my and my family's thoughts and prayers.

Robert Brucato

August 24, 2012

I am so sorry to hear the news of Neil's passing. I had worked with Neil on the assembling of his appeals for many years, going back close to 20 years when I started with my company. He was always a wonderful person to work with, a very smart attorney and a wonderful human being. I am very sorry that I only learned of his passing today. I would have made it a point for sure to pay my respects. I give my condolences to his family and my prayers.

Kara Kropp

August 24, 2012

Dear Karla, Laura and Julia:

I am so sadden to hear of Neil's passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this hard time.

I just read through all the wonderful things that were said about him and it made me remember all of the great things that he instilled in me. I remember starting at C&L and he was the first attorney that I had worked for. I was so nervous, not realizing that Neil was one of the best people to know and to have as a boss. My last day there was probably one of the hardest, but I knew that Neil would still always be around. He had grown to be more than just my boss; he was a great friend to have in my life. I knew that no matter how much time had passed between talks or emails, he was always there to lend a helping hand. He was always there to help me (and Tim) no matter what was going on, whether it was some “home improvement projects” or just the every day struggles in life.

Remember to stay strong, as we all know that is most certainly what Neil would want from everyone.

And Neil, take care up there in Heaven, I am going to miss you!!!

Deborah Finamore

August 21, 2012

Dear Karla,
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband. You are in my thoughts and prayers as is your family...especially those beautiful daughters you raised together.
Deb Finamore

Cheryl Marino

August 21, 2012

I was saddened to hear this shocking news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find comfort in the days ahead. God Bless you .

Ginger Stoddard

August 20, 2012

Dear Karla, Laura and Julia - I was very shocked and sad to hear the news of Neil's passing. I had the pleasure of working with Neil for almost 9 years. I will never forget him stopping at my cubicle, cracking a joke and leaving me in stitches. I admired him for his wisdom, excellent sense of humor and pure love and devotion to his wife and children. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you rest in peace Neil, you will be missed.

Sarah Ranni

August 20, 2012

I worked with Neil years ago as a law clerk, and will never forget his kindness, humility, warmth and humor. My thoughts are with the Sherwood family.

Maria Sidorski

August 19, 2012

Karla, Laura & Julia,

I was extremely shocked to learn of Neil's passing. I had the honor of knowing Neil as a colleague and friend. He truly was a great mentor and gentleman. Above all else, he was an incredible man and he loved each of you dearly. I know he was very proud of his girls. His passing is a tremendous loss.

Maria Sidorski

cathy sicurella

August 19, 2012

Karla, I am so sorry to hear about Neil. I liked him from the minute I met him. You could just sense what a sincere nice guy he was. I am sure he will always watch over you and his beautiful girls. I will remember you in my prayers and know that there is a star shining a little brighter in the sky from now on.

Tom Symons

August 18, 2012

I was shocked and sad to hear of Neil's passing. I have know Neil since he graduated from law school. He was a true professional in all my dealings with him. I work with his sister, Kathy, who spoke with Neil daily. Neil was always there for her in her times of need. He will be missed by not only the legal profession but the insurance profession. When I think of a true, honest attorney, his hame appears at the top. Wonderful guy. My deep sympathy to his wife, two daughters and rest of his family.