Christopher Sherman

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Honeoye, New York:  Christopher Sherman, 2/2/71 – 5/11/23

Chris Sherman was incredibly loved by his family and friends. He passed away peacefully on May 11, 2023 after a stroke.

“Sherm”, “Dude”, or, as his grandmother Joyce Gaydosik referred to him, “My Christopher,” never did anything small. He was “all in” on his many life adventures including sports, travel, love and parenting. 

Christopher was born in St. Paul, MN. He lived in Albany in his early years and went to Albany Academy before his family moved to Illinois where he graduated from Barrington High School in 1989. 

He graduated from Babson College in 1993 and worked in the mattress business. Living in Denver, CO, he met and married his lover, Kerry Geen, on 8/31/2002 and they have three wonderful boys: Forrist, Charles, and Henry. 

He took great pride in his family and their life on Honeoye Lake. Chris coached his boys playing hockey since they were age 3. He loved boating, fishing, golfing and hockey, but most of all he loved watching his boys excel at school, sports, music, and life. He loved grooving at bluegrass festivals and planned to experience this with his family this summer in CO. 

Christopher battled significant illness over the past 10 years and demonstrated his love for his family by fighting to regain his health. He was 10 years in remission from leukemia this year, with excellent care from Wilmot Cancer Center and a stem cell donation from Andrew Connor from Germany. Andrew later became an amazing family friend.

Christopher is survived by his adoring wife, Kerry Geen Sherman, his children: Forristal Lee, Charles Robert, and Henry Christopher. 

Also survived by his dedicated and loving parents, Christine Sherman and Doug Knop of Algonquin, IL, Robert Sherman and Barbara Bradford of N. Barrington, IL, and grandmother Joyce Gaydosik of Centuria, WI. 

Chris is also survived by: brother, Brent Sherman, sister and brother-in-law, Bobbie (Andrew) Murphy, nieces and nephews: Cooper & Madison Sherman, Jackson & Cailyn Murphy, all from Wauconda, IL, mother and father-in-law, Rosemary and Thomas Geen of Rochester, NY, brothers and sisters-in-law: Thomas Jr. (Renee) Geen, Sheila Geen (John) Hohman, Sara Geen (Luke) Banach, and nieces and nephews: Tommy, Hannah, Carly, J.T. and Joseph.

He is also survived by many aunts and uncles and cousins including; Gene Sherman, Beth Foot, Colleen Robinson, Mark Gaydosik, Dawn Dixon and Susan Bradford. Christopher Sherman was predeceased by his grandfather Richard Gaydosik and grandmother Doris Matilda Sherman.

We cannot put into words our thanks for the unconditional love and support of Jason Naylor and family and Holly Brewer and family. We have immense gratitude for acts of kindness that have made such a significant difference in this journey. 

Our sincere thanks to the URMC care providers, for the amazing compassion shown to Chris, and to our family, while he was in the Neuro ICU and Hospice units at Strong Memorial Hospital. 

A Celebration of Life Open House for Christopher Sherman will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 2-6 PM at Wren’s Roost, 6995 Longsdorf Road, Naples, NY 14512. “Sherman” attire is welcomed. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Wilmot Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 287996, Rochester, NY 14627. 

25 Condolences

  1. Mary Boite & Tom Hoag on May 17, 2023 at 5:30 pm

    So sorry to see this, Kerry, and we are so very sorry for all your family but most especially you and your wonderful sons – from both of us.

  2. Patti Long on May 17, 2023 at 6:32 pm

    Hugs Kerry to you and family!

    • Mickey Morgan on May 17, 2023 at 7:22 pm

      My sincere condolences to the entire Sherman family. So sorry for your loss. May God be with you all. Sending Prayers

  3. Laura Auble Mason on May 17, 2023 at 7:53 pm

    So sorry Kerry. Love you and praying for you 🙏 ❤️.

  4. Tori on May 17, 2023 at 10:07 pm

    I have so many memories of and with Chris, Kerry, Forrest, Cha and Henry. My most heartfelt condolences for your loss. I love you all. We love you all.

  5. Patrick Moran on May 18, 2023 at 7:26 am

    This is truly heartbreaking. I will always remember Chris, along with Kerry standing trackside during many long nights at RIT, cheering in loving support of his boys while they competed for the Honeoye track team. His dedication and love for them was obvious. My heart goes out to the entire Sherman family.

  6. Colleen Robinson on May 18, 2023 at 8:04 am

    Dear Kerry and boys, There are so many wonderful memories of Christoper. There will be prayers going out for you and the family at this time.

  7. Bob and Pat Wilke on May 18, 2023 at 8:24 am

    Kerry, We took such delight during the years when Chris and our son, Dave, were at Babson.. Whenever Dave and he would show up at the house, that smile, that infectious personality, was always welcome and brought so many great memories. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family.

  8. Linda and John Jagusiak on May 18, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    Our sincere condolences to your entire family for your loss. We enjoyed & loved being and continuing to be your neighbors for last 22 years & watching all the boys growing up & enjoying life on the lake. We will miss the friendly, casual & deep conversations with Chris through his tough and good life times. We will miss him dearly. We are here for you, Kerry if you need anything. God Bless.

  9. Frank Swanek on May 18, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    My sincere condolences to the entire family for your loss.

  10. Karen and Joel on May 18, 2023 at 3:12 pm

    We are SO sorry, Kerry. Chris was one of a kind and we are so glad that Bret brought him into our lives and we got to know the two of you. We’re sending our love to you and the family at this difficult time.

  11. roxanne m bartlett on May 18, 2023 at 5:03 pm

    I only met you a few times but you were so nice and funny. God bless you and your family.

  12. Bryan Manly on May 18, 2023 at 6:11 pm

    Kerry, my heart and prayers are with you and the boys. It’s sad to hear about the loss of Chris. He will always hold a special place in my heart. Hugs to you and your family.❤❤🙏🙏

  13. Nancy Hogan on May 18, 2023 at 6:34 pm

    Our condolences to you Kerry and your boys during this very difficult time. May your happy memories help to comfort all of you.
    Love, Nancy and Paul Hogan

  14. Logan Geen on May 18, 2023 at 9:12 pm

    I am so sorry Kerry. Love you to you and the family.

  15. Devon Geen on May 18, 2023 at 9:26 pm

    Kerry, Forrist, Charlie, Henry and the Sherman family. I am so sorry for the loss of Chris. My family and I send our condolences and hugs. We’ll be praying for all of you during this difficult time. Love to all of you and God Bless.
    Love from the Geen family.

  16. Glenn Gibisch on May 19, 2023 at 9:18 am

    Bob, Barb,
    My heart hurts for the both of you and the whole Sherman family. I pray that you all can be comforted by the grace of God and all your friends and family.

  17. Jennifer Braswell on May 24, 2023 at 2:54 pm

    Kerry and Family,
    I am so saddened by to hear of Chris’ passing. May you all be wrapped in God’s warmth and find peace in your memories of Chris.
    God Bless,
    Jennifer Comerford Braswell

  18. Diane Erickson on May 24, 2023 at 6:01 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this. My deepest sympathy and prayers for you and the family. Sincerely, Diane

  19. Sandy Goldberg on May 28, 2023 at 7:09 pm

    Dear Bob and Barb:
    Sending our deepest condolences to you and the family.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sandy and Greg

  20. Chris and Lynn Butler on May 31, 2023 at 9:03 am

    To the Sherman Family,

    Chris and I would like to express our sincere condolences in the loss of your dear Chris. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Chris and Lynn Butler

  21. Christine Murphy on June 2, 2023 at 1:22 pm

    This is so tragic. I send sincere condolences and prayers for all family and friends who are grieving for Chris. Kerry, I’m especially sorry for the loss and heartache that you and your boys are suffering. Please let me know if there is ANYTHING I can do for your family. Consider yourselves hugged.
    Christie Murphy Augustus

  22. Judith Green on June 3, 2023 at 9:48 am

    I’m so very sorry Kerry to hear of Chris’ passing. I’ll always remember his kindness and awesome smile (& yours too!) Please keep smiling and hold on to the wonderful memories you have had with him. At his last session, it was VERY evident how over the moon in love with you he was, as well as the love he had for your boys… Remember, life is everlasting. May he rest peacefully

  23. Greg Eggert on June 5, 2023 at 9:58 am

    Kerry, Forrist, Charlie, Henry and the Sherman family. I am so sorry for the loss of Chris. I worked for Chris for 10 years. I’ve heard from several old retailers and friends in the bedding industry that also send condolences your way. He was a great guy gone way to soon. Keep the faith and keep his fun loving legacy alive. May “The Dude” Rest in Peace!


  24. Heather Elizabeth Traughber on August 9, 2023 at 12:06 am

    Dearest Bob and Barbara,.
    I just seen this tragic news of Chris … my deepest condolences and prayers to you and the entire Sherman Family.❤️
    Heather Traughber

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