Richard Tyler Sherwood of Southington passed away peacefully at the Summit of Plantsville on Saturday, January 7, 2017.
Born in Syracuse, NY, on January 8, 1926, Richard lived in Syracuse, NY; Somers, CT; Old Saybrook, CT; and Southington, CT. Richard was a World War II veteran, having served in the Pacific in the Army Air Corps. He graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Electrical Engineering, and was employed as a Supervisor and District Manager by the Connecticut Light and Power Co./Northeast Utilities (now Eversource) for over 35 years. He worked in CT towns Enfield, Essex, New Britain, Waterbury and Hartford, and helped the State of CT through dozens of power outages over the years as the first person to be called when outages occurred. Richard loved fishing, camping, traveling and his family. After retiring in 1985, he and his wife, Mary, traversed the country several times in his beloved RV and traveled to Europe at least a dozen times on sightseeing tours and various Elderhostel bike trips.
His loving wife (Mary Bryant Sherwood) of 60+ years passed away in 2012. He is survived by four children: Betsy Feingold of Amherst, MA, Marcia Kirschenheiter and husband John of Wolcott, CT, Carol Moone and husband Jeff of Sarasota, FL, and Bruce Sherwood and wife Emily of Wells, ME. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Jill, Dana and Margo Feingold, and Tim, Dan and Charlie Moone; and one great grandson Hunter Pietrantonio.
A private service will be held in Saco, ME, where Richard will be buried with Mary.