H. Sheehan, 99, formerly of 186 Thompson Blvd., died
Monday, Dec. 17, at Samaritan Keep Nursing Home.
The family would like to thank the third floor nurses and
staff of Samaritan Keep for their kindness and assistance in
caring for their uncle.
Born Feb. 14, 1913, in Glens Falls, N.Y., the son of Daniel
and Mary Linehan Sheehan, he graduated from local schools
and Boston University with a degree in business and two
years of law school.
John married Geraldine F. Uhteg on June 12, 1952. She died
Feb. 4, 1999.
He worked for Aetna Life and Casualty Insurance Co. as
regional manager in Watertown, retiring in 1977.
John was very active in community, being a communicant of
St. Patrick’s Church, the Jefferson County Historical
Society, Salvation Army Advisory Board, Boston University
Alumni Association, and Minnie Anthony Common Nature Center
Board of Directors. He was a former member of the Syracuse
Symphony Board of Directors and Chairman Award Score, the
Watertown Rotary Club, of which he was a Paul Harris
Fellowship Award Recipient and the board of Hospice of
Jefferson County, Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity.
Surviving are several nieces, nephews and great
nieces and nephews. A brother, Benjamin Sheehan and three
sisters, Georgianne Stout, Mary Crissey and Edna Graves,
died before him.
A funeral Mass will be said 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at
St. Patrick’s Church, Watertown. Burial will be in
Brookside Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.
Arrangement are with the Cleveland Funeral Home, Watertown.
Donations may be given in his memory to Hospice of
Jefferson County, 425 Washington St., Watertown or the John
and Geraldine Sheehan Scholarship Fund care of Jefferson
Community College, Watertown.
Information provided by Cleveland Funeral Home and
Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.