Sherri slipped away from us at 11:23 pm on 11/23. The timing must be symbolic; maybe it says there is meaning in the smallest details of our lives, and right to the transition point. Sherri’s life carried meaning to many people, and I am continually amazed at her impact. We will miss her tremendously.
Remarkably, she approached her final moment with a smile on her face and a sparkle in her eyes. She seemed to be gazing out into a realm that we can only imagine.
So I imagine a mother in the beauty of her prime, waiting for her children with patience, unlimited by time. I imagine a daughter reunited with her mother and looking at her face as if in a mirror. I imagine a sister who always keeps in touch, finding a way to call. I imagine a scientist discovering but looking further still. I imagine a teacher offering truth to inspire. I imagine a friend listening with calming eyes. I imagine a beautiful soul living, unlimited by time.
We are planning a memorial service and celebration of Sherri’s life at the Bryn Athyn Cathedral on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 3:00 pm. There will be a reception following the service, right across the street at the Bryn Athyn College Grant R. Doering Center for Science and Research, the science facility that Sherri worked to establish and believed was vitally important to the success of the College. All are welcome.