Joseph J. Sheridan was called home on the morning of November 29th, 2017 in Brooklyn, NY. He was 75.
Joseph was born on August 15th, 1942 to the late Joseph and Virginia Sheridan. He was raised in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn with his four siblings, Alice, Virginia, Thomas, and Regina. At age 17 enlisted in the US Army, serving 4 years. Upon his return he met and then married Winifred Sheridan, née Leonard, on May 14, 1966. Together they raised a beautiful family and were married 50 years.
Adventure ran through Joseph’s veins. Throughout his life, it’s rare that you wouldn’t see him riding his motorcycle over the Brooklyn Bridge, biking throughout the five boroughs, or spending days in Breezy Point or Floyd Bennett Field with his children and grandchildren. He was always on the move, and fittingly, he made “coffee runs” a part of his daily routine. And when he was no longer able to do so, his daughters would make those runs for him. He had his sacred spaces of rest, too, either in his garden or wherever the sun was shining.
One of his defining traits was that of mentorship — a word that falls short of the undeniable influence he had. He was a father to so many who knew and loved him, the first person they would call for help or advice. He devoted his life to serving others, and above all, to serving God. This was manifest in his public ministries, leading the teen group at Kings Highway Church and volunteering at the McAuley Water St. Mission; at home, in waking before dawn to pray and individually inspire and encourage each member of his family; and in the profound impact he had on those around him.
Beloved husband of the late Winifred M. Sheridan. Loving father of Joyce and her husband James Savino, Jennifer, Johanna, Josiah, Gabrielle, and Nathaniel. Cherished grandfather of Amanda, Jonathan, Brendan, Hannah, and Elizabeth. Adored friend and father-figure to many.
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58
Immediate Family ONLY to arrive at Funeral Home at 8:15 AM Monday December 4th, 2017. Will then proceed to depart the Funeral Home for the Funeral Service where friends, neighbors, etc will meet for Joseph at The Kings Chapel located on Quentin Road and East 27th street.
"The Kings Chapel" 2702 Quentin Road, Brooklyn, NY 11229.