Obituary: Cedric E. Sherrer, Jr.
Cedric E. Sherrer, Jr. passed away on December 24th at the age of 83. He was born in Lyndonville, Vermont to Verona and Cedric Sherrer. Our memories of the man with a keen wit and wonderful sense of humor will remain with us forever. He was steadfast, generous and loyal.
Ced attended Middlebury College on a ski scholarship. Stationed in Garmisch, Germany with the U.S. Army, he was able to participate in many world class ski races. Returning to Vermont he managed a local ski area. Asked to be part of the organizing committee for the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, he moved to So. Lake Tahoe.
After teaching, coaching and managing a local sports store in Tahoe, he opened his own ski shop, The Sugar House.
During his 31 years at Lake Tahoe, he served on the Board of Directors for the Fire District, was President of the Lions Club, served as a Director of the Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Visitor’s Bureau and sat on the committee overseeing the incorporation of So. Lake Tahoe.
After retiring from his business, Ced moved to Central Oregon to develop Real Estate. A couple years turned into 25 plus years and a life at Widgi Creek. Cedric worked for Widgi Creek Real Estate when it was mostly “empty lots”.
After 27 years as a bachelor, he married Susan in 2000. Ced and Sue enjoyed skiing, hiking, golfing and traveling. He was active in the “Hackers” golf group at Widgi which became a large part of his active and social life.
He is predeceased by his parents and brother, Howard and survived by his wife, Susan and sister, Barbara Cox of Louisville, Ky.
A memorial service is planned for early spring in Bend, Oregon.