Roger Lee Sherrie


Lockport resident Roger Sherrie, 67, died August 12th, 2019 at his home, after battling cancer. Roger was born on October 19th, 1951 in Buffalo, New York. He grew up in Wilson, New York, but spent most of his adult life living in Lockport.
Roger attended Wilson Central High School and graduated in 1969. He then attended Adrian College in Michigan where he received a degree in political science. Though he held many jobs in the public sector, he spent 27 years working as a Regional Director for the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) before retiring in 2014. Roger was also heavily involved in local politics throughout his life. In recent years, he served as a NYS Committeeman for District 144, the NYS Committeeman for the Democratic Rural Committee, and the Lockport City Chair. In addition, he fulfilled various roles within the Niagara County Democratic Committee. In 2015, he achieved a lifelong goal when he ran for Lockport City Mayor.
Roger was an incredibly hard worker who was dedicated to defending the rights of the working class. He was a deep thinker, a skilled writer, a passionate public speaker, and a strong leader in his community. While he was well known for his political prowess, he will best be remembered as a loving and devoted father and friend. He was adored and respected by all those whose lives he touched and will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his children, Alec Sherrie (Jessica Amal Sherrie), Lydia Sherrie (Jon Ross Wilson), and Emma Sherrie (Corey Kuzma); his brother, Lynn Sherrie (Helen Sherrie); his sister, Joanne Sherrie Mansfield (Lee Mansfield); his nieces, Paula Sherrie Schrader (Brian Schrader) and Tracey Demaris; his great-nieces and great-nephews, Andrea Schrader, Joey Schrader (Kim Schrader), Riley Schrader, Wyatt Schrader, and Layne Sherrie; his beloved dog, Pepsi; and many, many dear friends.
He was predeceased by his mother and father, Iola and Norbert Sherrie; his nephew, Lon Sherrie; and his former wife, Mollie Shearer Sherrie.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 24th at Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home located at 242 Genesee Street in Lockport, New York. All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Roger may be made to the Niagara County SPCA.
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Jeri Kuzma
Aug 23, 2019
Medium Dish Garden was purchased for the family of Roger Lee Sherrie by Jeri Kuzma.  Send flowers
Jeanine kowalski
Aug 20, 2019
Sorry. For your loss. Your parents are together again
Mary Rubilotta
Aug 14, 2019
I am very sorry to hear of Rogers passing. I worked with Roger for almost 25 years. Even though I was located in Albany and he was in Buffalo, Roger was always available and willing to help me when I needed it! My thoughts and prayers are with his children and extended family.
Terri Hoffmann
Aug 14, 2019
Roger was a wonderful Region Director at the Buffalo Office as well as a great boss who always had an open door policy.
Ricky D Noreault
Aug 14, 2019
Roger rest well and know that the lives you touched are better because you did. My condolences to all your family and friends. It was my privilege to have known Roger and to have been a part of his union family.
Jacqualine A Scott
Aug 14, 2019
It was a pleasure to have known and worked with Roger. He will be missed by all who knew him. May he Rest in Peace. My condolences to his family and friends.
Candy Saxon
Aug 14, 2019
Roger was a mentor, a colleague, a resource for solving any problem that came up. But most of all he was a friend who always had you back. He will be missed by all who knew him. May he Rest In Peace . My condolences to his family and friends.
Robert Leonard
Aug 14, 2019
Roger was a colleague, a trusted confidant, friend and a true warrior for working people. His life's work improved the working conditions of many hardworking union members. I first became friends with Roger over thirty years ago when I was a member activist fighting the privatization of State group homes.

He was also kind, he was always interested in how everyone's family was doing. Not just small talk, he really cared. I can hear his words now "How is that daughter of yours doing"? When my daughter was accepted at law school, Roger was as elated as I.

The world is a little better place because Roger was part of it.
Renee Chichester
Aug 14, 2019
Roger was a very special man. He was not only my “boss” at CSEA , he hired me 11 years ago. ; he was also a very close friend to both myself and my daughter.
Roger and I stayed in contact after he retired in 2014. He was so proud of each of his children, as well he should be. They had incredible parents to model themselves after.
You will be so missed my friend. Be at peace and know I will carry you in my heart forever.
Aug 14, 2019
Respected Roger so much! A Great guy and an awesome Union man.
Aug 14, 2019
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Bill Howard
Aug 13, 2019
Roger was an outstanding guy. He was smart, humble and deeply committed to working people. When I left my old job and transitioned into a new position with the Union, it was Roger who reached out, welcomed me aboard, and who introduced me to many people that he thought I needed to know. I was very sorry to hear of his passing. Roger made a difference. He will be remembered for a very long time. RIP.