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William Edward Sherbrooke

December 29, 1934 April 17, 2021
William Edward Sherbrooke
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Obituary for William Edward Sherbrooke

William E. Sherbrooke, 86, of Novi, MI, passed away peacefully at his home, Fox Run Senior Living, Novi, Mi Saturday on April 17, 2021.
 
Mr. Sherbrooke was born on December 29th, 1934, in Evansville, Indiana, to William E. and Florence H. (Schymik) Sherbrooke.  He was a graduate of Bosse High School and Purdue University where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.  After beginning his career with General Motors in Anderson, IN and, later, Clark, NJ.  He returned to Evansville where he was Vice President of Manufacturing for Chayes Virginia Corp.  He later owned and operated several businesses in the Evansville area.  He was baptized at Christian Fellowship Church in 1995.  He volunteered at Impact Ministries in Evansville, at Cornerstone Ministry in Fort Myers and served at Pine Island United Methodist Church and Grace Methodist Church, primarily with small groups and missions.  In addition, he was a volunteer tutor for GED students.  Since 2011 he spread the word promoting ‘Jobs for Life’ in churches and communities in Lee County, Florida. He enjoyed golf, skiing, ice-skating, and sailing.  He loved his family.  He retired in 1995 and moved to Punta Gorda, FL in 1998. 
 
He served on the boards of the Evansville Association for the Blind, Evansville Country Club, and St. Mary's Medical Center Foundation and was a participant in Leadership Evansville. 
 
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marilyn Marlene (Haase) Sherbrooke; three sons, James C. Sherbrooke and his wife, Kim, of Baltimore, MD; David W. Sherbrooke and his wife, Non Young, of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; William C. Sherbrooke of White Lake, MI; six grandchildren, Jordan Craig and her husband, Brian, of East Grand Rapids, MI, Jacob Sherbrooke and his fiance Gia Rima Rush of Chicago, IL, Madilyn Starrs and her husband, Joe, of Ferndale, MI and Sam Sherbrooke and his fiance Rachel Wulff of White Lake, MI, Hannah Sherbrooke and Andrew Sherbrooke of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and four great-grandchildren, Lilah, Charlie, and Penelope Craig and Alia Andromeda Sherbrooke.
 
Memorial services will be held this June in Novi Michigan.  Details to be announced.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to: Frontier Ventures, 1605 E. Elizabeth Street, Pasadena, CA 91104-2721 (please put Acct. #311 in the memo).

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