Saturday, January 3, 2004

John F. Sherlock, hospital fund-raiser

By Rebecca Goodman
The Cincinnati Enquirer

MONTGOMERY - John F. "Jack" Sherlock was responsible for securing millions of dollars in gifts for Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Mr. Sherlock, vice president of development and research for the Children's Hospital Foundation since 1984, died Christmas day of cancer at his home in Montgomery. He was 61.

He held a bachelor's degree in history (1964) as well as an MBA, (1966) both from St. John's University in Jamaica, N.Y.

He spent a good deal of his career at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., teaching, recruiting, advising and administering financial aid and fund-raising programs, before coming to Cincinnati in 1984.

He was a member of Good Shepherd parish, Rotary International and Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council, and a board member of the Salvation Army, the Association for Health Care Philanthropy and the March of Dimes. He helped establish Starshine Hospice.

Mr. Sherlock was still working until the time of his death. He "grew up on the ocean and would have liked to retire to it," said Kathleen Sherlock, his wife of 37 years.

Other survivors include sons Jonathan Sherlock of San Luis Obispo, Calif. and Peter Sherlock of Santa Maria, Calif.; a daughter, Catherine Sherlock Hoffman of Lebanon; a sister, Patricia Sherlock Jones of North Brunswick, N.J., and a grandson.

Services have been held. Interment was at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Montgomery. Memorials: Children With Special Needs, c/o the Development Office, ML 9002, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.


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