Mrs. Sherrie Dawn (nee DeSalvo) Herlacher
- June 9, 1956 - October 24, 2011
- Avon Lake, Ohio
of Sherrie's Passing
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“Dear DeSalvo family,
I was so saddened to hear of Sherries passing. She was a good friend of my sister Nancy and her loss is deeply felt. Please...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Jenny Conces Ford - Hayden, ID
“Save a place for us! God bless you and keep you in the palm of His hand.
2 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Koenig - Copley, OH
“Sherrie your gone way to soon.But the world and everyone who's life you have touched are the better for having known you.I will miss you and cherish...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: John W.Nemeskery - Orange Park, FL
“Mercy is such a special and unique gift that Our Lord and Savior gave to Sherrie. From the moment you saw her smiling face and heard her voice you...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Laura Schiely - Avon Lake, OH
“You were a wonderful person. You were always so caring and put others before yourself. It is so sad that the lord called you home so soon but we...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Margo Coniam
“Rest in Peace Sherrie, you will be missed by many. Thank you for all the memories and support you have given to so many.
6 of 13 | Posted by: Tim Burns - Glendale, AZ
“Dearest Sherrie, it looks as though your ship sailed in to take you off to a place dreams are made from. I wish you all the best in your next life,...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Donna herlacher - Co. City, CO
“Sherrie was my very best friend and we will miss her always.
I felt like I knew her all my life from the first time I met her .
She was always here...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Tim and Renee Burn - Avon Lake, OH
“We will miss you dearly Sherrie - rest in peace and god be with you.
9 of 13 | Posted by: Mary & Rob Johnson - OH
“You are a wonderful aunt and I love you and will miss you very much. Joshua( mooseboy) will miss his birthday Buddy. We will always know that you...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Stacey Althans - leroy, OH
“Sherrie and I got to know each other through the Secret Sister Program at Calvary. Sherrie had me as her secret sister and each month that I...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Beth Wagner - Striffler - OH
“I met Sherrie several years ago when we were in a Women's Bible study together. After she began to attend the church we would get to know each other...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Diane Belmont - Avon Lake, OH
“Rest in peace dear sweet Sherrie.
13 of 13 | Posted by: Velda Burns - Wickliffe, OH
Sherrie Dawn Herlacher (nee DeSalvo), 55 of Avon Lake, formerly of Rantoul, Illinois, passed away Monday, October 24 at University Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Sherrie was born June 9, 1956 in East Cleveland. She graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in 1974 and had lived in Raintoul for 15 year before settling in Avon Lake in 1994. Sherrie had continued her education at several colleges including Lorain County Community College.
Sherrie was an active member of her church and her community. A Born Again Christian, Sherrie was an integral part of her church community at Calvary Baptist Church, Avon Lake, belonging to the Women's Group, The Women of Worth Group and the Life Group. Sherrie could always be counted on to assist with special events and the general needs of the church. Sherrie was also a volunteer with Avon/Avon Lake Community Resource Services. For CRS she was a member of the Charity Ball Committee, worked in the food pantry, helped in the office, she especially enjoyed work that would help the children of Avon and Avon Lake, like creating small gift baskets for Halloween and Christmas. In addition to CRS Sherrie also gave of her time to the Avon Lake Band Aids, creating center pieces for their banquet and making sure the band member's uniforms where performance ready; she also worked in the snack bar. When Sherrie had free time she enjoyed as hobbies crafting and gardening. Sherrie put her talents to good use, creating "Memory Chairs" for the CRS Auction as well as making these special gifts for her great-nephews.
Sherrie's life was full, but there are two highlights worth mentioning, last year Sherrie was able to fulfill the life long dream of visiting Paris, France. Also, Sherrie was a huge Jim Thome fan and recently, during her illness she received a personal phone call from the Indians' Baseball Player, which truly lifted her spirits.
Sherrie is survived by her husband and high school sweetheart, Michael D. whom she married July 5, 1975, three loving children Michael J. of Avon Lake, Daniel R. of Cleveland Heights and Amanda J. of Avon Lake. Other survivors include her parents Joseph V. and Blanche A. (nee Carico) DeSalvo of North Olmsted, sister Gay Baumgartner (Richard) of Westlake and brothers Joseph (Roberta) of Willowick and Michael (Wendy) of Westlake. She was a caring aunt and great aunt to many.
Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 32000 Detroit Rd., Avon, Friday, October 28, from 2 – 4 and 6 – 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church, 32607 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake at 10:00am. Pastor David Skelton of the Church will officiate. Interment will follow in Lakewood Park Cemetery, Rocky River. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Calvary Homeless Ministry c/o the church.