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Gary (Skip) R Sherwood
December 25, 1935 ~ October 17, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Gary (Skip) Sherwood passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 17, 2023, after a long illness, at the age of 87.
Skip was born in Moses Lake, Washington. His parents were Ray and Olive Sherwood.He was a hydroplane speed boat racer having achieved Hall of Fame membership. He was involved in the film industry, having written, directed and produced several Hollywood motion pictures. Most notably, the films “Americana,” starring his partner, David Carradine and “Didn’t You Hear” starring Gary Busy.
Skip Married Sumiko Dudek of Sumiko Fashions originally of Framingham MA, in 1981 in a small ceremony in Hawaii.
Skip and Sumiko lived over 20 years together at Grand Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where they both lived on the golf course and loved playing golf. They recently lived the last five years in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
Skip has two brothers that preceded his death, Jerry Sherwood and Jack Sherwood.
Skip is survived by his loving wife, Sumiko Sherwood, her three children John Dudek of Wrentham, MA, James Dudek of Norway and Richard Dudek of Sacramento, CA. Also, Skip is survived by his sister Susie Wiser and her husband Ken of Royal City, Washington. Skip’s also leaves his son Scott Sherwood of Portland, Oregan, his daughters Tami Davenport of Richland, WA, his daughter Treesa Sherwood Stanton and husband, Duncan of Marble Falls, Texas, his daughter Ashley Park and Husband Josh of Edwards, WA, and his brother Joe Sherwood of Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as nieces, Beth Taylor, Kathy Hope, and Nikki Brusseau and husband Trent of Caldwell, Idaho. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Skip will be cremated October 23, 2023.
A private ceremony service will be held later in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.