James Sherwood
James Sherwood

Obituary of James S. Sherwood

James ‘Jim’ S. Sherwood

October 7, 1920 – March 18, 2022

Jim was born in Washington, D.C. to Percy H. and Julia S. Sherwood. He is predeceased by his wife, Ann; son James; grandson, Jeremy; sisters, Nell Haase and Sue Wiggins; son-in-law, Bob Carter. Jim is survived by his daughter, Julie Carter; grandchildren, Hannah (Luke) Thomas, Anna (Ryan) Barrett, Jonathan (Kelly) Carter, and Erin (Tyler) Ellis as well as 8 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 


Jim enlisted in the Army Air Corps during WWII and was stationed at Harriman Airforce Base in England where he served as navigator for the 801BG Carpetbaggers 492BG Special Operations. There he flew night missions over France and Belgium, dropping secret agents, supplies, and weapons to the French underground.

After serving the war effort, he earned his law degree from George Washington University in 1953 and went to work for the Appellate Division of the IRS in Richmond, VA until he retired in 1979. Once retired, he pursued wood working as a hobby and served in his church and community. 

Later in life he moved to Rochester, NY to be closer to his daughter where he enjoyed many vacations and holiday gatherings with his family. He was thoughtful, caring, and always wanted the best for his family. 

Jim went to rest in the arms of Jesus on March 18, 2022 at 101 years old.

Services are to be held privately. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Veterans Outreach.

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