Conroy Funeral Home

Thomas Joseph Sheridan



Service: 10:00am Tue. June 22nd, 2021
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church
Sheridan, Thomas Joseph, 87 of Springfield, passed away June 15, 2021 in his residence with his loving family by his side. He was born November 14, 1933 to John and Agnes (Bennett) Sheridan. He was an active and dedicated member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, served in the National Guard in 1947, 1948 and 1949. He was employed as a skilled tradesman at International Harvester in the battery/garage department beginning November 20, 1950 and retired after 41 years on January 31, 1991. He led a life well lived. He was an avid golfer with two holes in one to his credit, one in 1957 and the other in 2020. He played at Reid and Snyder Parks with his loyal friends in the geritol group. He also loved knocking down the pins at Victory Bowling Lanes with the boys on the P.B.R. Team at noon on Mondays. Tom was a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge, where he instituted Crystal Lakes Moose Lodge #2465 and earned a fellowship degree in 1994, was governor in 1996 and earned his pilgrim degree in 2001. He was a loyal member of the Eagles #397, Union Club, V.F.W. #3660, American Legion, Amvets and the Elks. Survivors include his four beautiful daughters, Cherie (Rod) Riggle, Debbie Patten, Janie (Bill) Shingler and Susie (Roger) Lucas; 12 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris “Tiger” in 2016, the love of his life for 65 years; siblings, Johnny, Matt, Angela and his twin brother, William. The family would like to give a special thanks to Father Cordier, Deacon Norm Horstman, hospice nurse, Paula Van Buren and Dan Shockey. He valued all of his friends and the times they shared. He is with his Tiger. Remember the laughs not the heartache. Friends may call from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday in CONROY FUNERAL HOME with a Pilgrim service at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph Church. Entombment will be in Rose Hill Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Church.


Debbie, I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Be assured he is now at rest and he is right by the side of his beloved Tiger. My prayers are with you and your family Deb.

- Marilyn Burr, Saturday June 19th, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad 😔 my thoughts are with you and your family 🙏🏻

- Mary Pavelka, Friday June 18th, 2021

To the family of Mr. Sheridan Sending my deepest condolences on the loss of your father , he was a wonderful family man and a friend to all who knew him . Some of my best days of my childhood were spent with your family he and your mom were always so good to me and my family. Please know I’ll be keeping you all close to my heart and sending many prayers for peace and comfort. Rest In Peace with your beautiful wife . I love you all 🙏❤️🙏

- Don & Audrey Wagner , Friday June 18th, 2021

Cherie, Debbie ,Janie an Susie. I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Prayers for family. Margaret and I were sharing some of our memories of growing up at the Sheridans. Memorie we will always treasure.

- Kathleen Brennan, Friday June 18th, 2021

Susie and family.....I am so sorry on the loss of your father. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

- Monica Upton, Thursday June 17th, 2021

My deepest sympathy to all the Sheridan Family in this difficult time..God Bless

- Vickie Walden, Thursday June 17th, 2021

So sorry your loss .Your dad was a great man

- Mary Ritter Wilson, Thursday June 17th, 2021

Debbie and family and friends, I’m so sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was a great friend to my husband Bob Dover & got him a job at International Harvester ! May God give you peace at this time of grief ! If you need anything please call Me ! God bless you all! RIP MR Sheridan ❤️

- Debi Dover Simmons , Thursday June 17th, 2021

To the family, we are so sorry for your loss. He was a friend to me and my wife and an avid golfer with our Geritol League. We will all miss him.

- RICHARD L. JENKINS, Thursday June 17th, 2021

Debbie, Cherie, Janie and Susie: I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing, but I knew he was in loving hands…Yours, Tiger’s and God’s. I am grateful to you Debbie, for taking the time to keep me updated. I am blessed to have been able to talk with him. I have known Tom for almost 50 years. He was such a kind soul; a gentleman with such an ornery side and a laugh to always cherish. I will miss all of that! God love all of you!

- Linda Mingo Schetter, Thursday June 17th, 2021

Debbie, Cherie, Janie and Susie: I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing, but I knew he was in loving hands…Yours, Tiger’s and God’s. I am grateful to you Debbie, for taking the time to keep me updated. I am blessed to have been able to talk with him. I have known Tom for almost 50 years. He was such a kind soul; a gentleman with such an ornery side and a laugh to always cherish. I will miss all of that! God love all of you!

- Linda Mingo Schetter, Thursday June 17th, 2021

Debbie, I am so sorry for your father's passing. May your family find peace and comfort surrounded by beautiful memories.

- Dawn Rosenberg , Thursday June 17th, 2021