December 17, 2019
Kathleen Ann (née Sheridan) Stricks passed away after a short illness on December 17, 2019. Kathy was a retired school supervisor who was employed by the NYC Department of Education for approximately 40 years. Even while performing her duties in an exemplary manner, she was known and admired for much more than her work. The oldest of nine children, she grew up in a family led by a retired naval officer and federal agent father and homemaker mother. Kathy attended St. Barnabas School from elementary years through graduation. She worked her way through Lehman College and became a teacher, obtaining advanced degrees while employed. Kathy was eternally fair and just with both her students and colleagues. She truly taught both her subject matter and her students; often going out of her way to assist those who needed remedial help or even just an ear to listen or a shoulder upon which to cry. She diligently prepared her work every evening and taught masterfully every day. Still, she had the time and energy to share good times with her family, baking and cooking for the Sheridan celebrations and attending graduate classes in the evenings. Her students, her colleagues, her supervisors, and those whom she supervised had nothing but admiration and respect for her and her work. That regard for her lingered long after she moved from one job to another and into retirement. Still, her most outstanding quality was her love for children. Kathy had two children, a son and daughter, and each gave her a grandson. In addition, she was a stepmother to another son and his two boys. Nothing gave her more pleasure and satisfaction than caring for all of them. She raised them, fed them, clothed them, disciplined them, and rewarded them. In her retirement, she spent most of every day entertaining and caring for her grandchildren. As exhausting as it was, she had a sense of fulfillment and joy at the end of the day, having her eight-year and four-year old cuddle in before saying good night. There will never be a person as generous, thoughtful, caring, and loving as Kathy. We pray that her future rewards will be equal to her efforts. Mass of the Resurrection 10AM Saturday St. Matthew’s RC Church, Hastings-on-Hudson. Visiting 2-4 and 7-9pm Friday Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home, 64 Ashford Ave, Dobbs Ferry.
Kathleen Ann (née Sheridan) Stricks passed away after a short illness on December 17, 2019. Kathy was a retired school supervisor who was employed by the NYC Department of Education for approximately 40 years. Even while performing her duties... View Obituary & Service Information
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