Thursday, September 5, 2019

Belated birthday wishes Dad

Late to this: Jerry's birthday came and went a couple of days ago. 

Over 7 years have past since he left us and yet I still turn to make a note to tell him something. And realize it will be via the spiritual route, not in real life.

Dolores and I made a visit last weekend to Mom and Dad's grave site.  I cleaned away some of the weeds from the bronze plaque.

grave site in Pawtucket
grave site in Pawtucket

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Remembering Feb 19

Two things for today. (Stepping back to share the post from Feb 19, 2013)

One: 68 years ago, the Marines landed on Iwo Jima. Among them Jerry charged ashore as part of the 1st Joint Assault Signal Company in the 4th Division. He was lucky to walk off the island when it was all over. When asked about his time there, most of the time he said: "the real heroes did not come home."

Two: 67 years after he had landed and was lucky to walk off the island, Jerry took his last walk from us. I still think there was something about that connection.

Deep in the archives, there are recordings of Jerry talking of his life. I was fortunate to capture from his earliest memory up to the beginning of the 1950's. Unfortunately, I did not get more than that. His health problems started intervening. A couple of times when we did sit to record turned out to be TIA incidents where we rushed off to the hospital. I got a little gun shy after those incidents.

What we have we can listen to again and again. And treasure for the guidance and example he did set!


This is a brief recording where Jerry recalls his earliest memory and how there were two "Henry's".

Time: 4 minutes, 8 seconds

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

RIP: Lisa B Sherlock

Lisa B. Sherlock (nee Brown), 63, of Deer Park, passed away on August 6, 2018. The daughter of the late Earl L. and Yvette Brown, Lisa was the loving wife of Bob Sherlock for 37 years; beloved mother of Will (Kristen) Sherlock and Meghan (Florentino) Sherlock Salazar; sister of Earl (Kathleen) Brown, Alan Brown, Julie (Bruce) Rioux and Eugene Brown; aunt and cousin of many.

Born and raised in Fort Kent, Maine, Lisa received her BA in speech pathology from the University of Maine. After marrying Bob, she moved with him around the U.S. before settling in the Barrington area in 1995. She worked at Barrington High School as a tech/media specialist and before that as a special services aide.

Lisa would want to be remembered for bringing joy to those around her. She loved to get people laughing with her. She was a doer and orchestrator with smarts, energy, creativity, and organizational skills. She loved being a mom and was great at it. From little childhood scrapes to her kids’ biggest moments, she was always there, loving her family more than anything. She also held a tender place in her big heart for the kids of the Barrington area, encouraging and guiding the pre-teens and teenagers she met at school and in the community.

Visitation for Lisa will be held on Thursday, August 9, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 149 W. Main St. (Lake-Cook Rd.), Barrington, IL. On Friday, August 10, visitation will continue at 9:00am until the time of her Mass at 10:00am at Saint Anne Catholic Community, 120 N. Ela St., Barrington.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sweetser, Interment will take place at a later date in Fort Kent, Maine.

Updated: the grave side service is scheduled for Saturday, August 18 at 11:00 AM

St. Louis Cemetery is on E Main St, Fort Kent, ME 04743. Assuming that you drove to FK on Maine Route 11, continue until Rt. 11 ends at Main St. (U.S. Route 1) in downtown Fort Kent. Turn right onto Main St. and continue east and northeast for + / - a mile. It’ll be up a hill, on the left. It is just before the Northern Maine Medical Center.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Sherlock Center Update

Jerry's brother Paul was a lifelong advocate of education for those with disabilities. The Center renamed for him at Rhode Island College continues his work.

The Sherlock Center can be found on Facebook

and on the web at

Monday, February 22, 2016

Jerry and Rita visit (video)

For those who couldn't be in Pawtucket to make a visit to Jerry and Rita, here is a brief video captured Saturday morning Feb 20, 2016 in the cold, breezy quiet by their gravesite.

Friday, February 19, 2016


So glad we were able to take Dad/Jerry to Washington, DC to view the memorials there in 2007.

Bob, Steve, Jerry, Mike and Mark at the Iwo Jima Monument in Washington, DC, Dec 2007
Bob, Steve, Jerry, Mike and Mark at the Iwo Jima Monument in Washington, DC, Dec 2007

Jerry left us on Feb 19, 2012. The anniversary of his landing on Iwo Jima!

You can view other photos from the trip here

Thursday, September 3, 2015


It has been awhile so I dug into the archives to find a photo

happy times in 2011
happy times in 2011

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Dinner Menu December 25, 1943

Merry Christmas to the Sherlock Clan.

Joanie found this in her Dad's papers.  It was the actual menu from MCRD PISC
(Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, SC)

Not sure on the travel of this menu.  Did it got to the Pacific with Jerry?  Did he send it home.

Well either way it was a perfect condition.

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 22, 2014

WWI Christmas

This video remembers the 100th anniversary of WWI and showcases the humanity of man amid the insanity of war.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


SHERLOCK, TIMOTHY P. age 57, of Aberdeen Avenue, Warwick, died on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center in Providence. Born in Providence, a son of the late Paul V. and Ann E. (Devine) Sherlock, he lived in Warwick for most of his life. He attended public schools and was the valedictorian of the Lakewood School class of 1978. 
Tim began his work at the East Greenwich Housing Authority and the Recreation Department. He was later employed at Shaw's Market in Garden City, Cranston, for many years. When not working in the community, he worked at the Trudeau Center sheltered workshop in Warwick. 
He enjoyed drumming, singing, dancing, and many recreational sports, and participated numerous times in the RI Special Olympics. He also participated in the Special Olympics International Games in Brockport, NY, South Bend, IN, and Salzburg, Austria. For the Notre Dame games, he was a featured athlete on Wide World of Sports. 
He is survived by his girlfriend, Marian Maloney; his siblings, Kathleen A. Sherlock MacLean and Douglas, Martin D. Sherlock and Jodi, and Mary E. Sherlock and Lissa DiMauro; his nephews and niece, Cameron Simpson, Patrick Sherlock, Elizabeth Sherlock, Malcolm MacLean, Duncan MacLean, and Graham MacLean; four aunts, Angela Brousseau, Helene Mainor, Lucille Sherlock, and Janet Devine; and many cousins. He was the brother of the late Patrick J. Sherlock. 
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, December 9, from 4-7 p.m. in the Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick. 
A committal service will be held on Wednesday, December 10, at a time to be announced, in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, 301 South County Trail, Exeter. (Please gather just inside the cemetery entrance.) 
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to LuMind is an organization that funds research to improve memory, learning, speech, and ultimately independence for individuals with Down Syndrome. All money raised goes toward research. - See more at:

Monday, December 8, 2014

Much time has passed.

The Marine Corps Birthday has come and gone.

Ed Malloy who organized the Task Force to produce the Honored event for Marines young and old was taken ill.

Two years ago Ed was conducting a motorcycle escort with the Providence Police and was struck by a vehicle.

Unknown to him a lesson developed as a result and grew.  When the President of the United States made an official visit to Providence Ed was in the forefront of this event.  In between, he was making final checks for the Marine Corps Dinner.

While enroute with POTUS from TF Green Airport, the lesion burst while leading the motorcade to Providence.   Ed was bleeding internally.  Unknown to anyone.   Ed completed the mission with the President.  Upon arrival to the Omni Hotel, Ed collapsed and was rushed to RI Hospital.    He underwent Emergency surgery to stop the bleeding

Ed missed the Marine Corps Birthday Dinner for the first time.

He underwent surgery last week to repair the damage.  He is in Rhode Island Hospital recuperating.

Ed had a special relationship with Jerry Sherlock.  Jerry was held in awe by Ed and other Marines.
Jerry was their Senior Marine.  A Marine of WWII and combat survivor of Iwo Jima.

We here wish Ed Malloy, his wife Ellie and their children the very best.

Please keep Ed in your prayers when you have a moment.

Semper Fi.