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Obituary: Edward Sheerin

Former School Board Member

Edward Sheerin, former Manhasset Public School’s Board of Education member passed away on Dec. 28, 2009. He had been hospitalized on Dec. 23 and services were held on Dec. 31, 2009.

Mr. Sheerin was elected to the school board for six years, from 1991 through 1997. He served as vice president to the board in the 1994-95 school year. Mr. Sheerin was the ex-chief of the Plandome Fire Department.

He was predeceased in death by his wife, Marilyn, who died in December 1999. Mrs. Sheerin was an active volunteer and served as Middle School SCA Parent Council president.

While Mr. Sheerin served on the board, the district conducted a comprehensive demographic and facilities study. Following recommendations of committees, the community approved a $21.5 million bond issue that provided improvement to the basic building system, added instructional space at Shelter Rock and Munsey Park Schools, enhanced the district-wide instructional technology plan, and addressed Americans with Disabilities Act compliance.

Mr. Sheerin is survived by his four children Matthew, Janine, Suzanne and Kate.

Donations may be made to Marist Brothers, 1241 Kennedy Blvd., Bayonne, NY 07002 or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Submitted by the Manhasset School District.