Robert Bayldon Sherwood died on April 3 at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. He was 72.
Born on January 20, 1942, in Hamilton, New York, he lived on Shelter Island before moving to Mattituck, where he graduated from high school in 1961. After high school he went on to graduate from Plattsburgh State University. He held several different jobs before beginning a 30-year tenure at Davis, Polk and Wardwell in Manhattan, where he resided for many years. He retired on disability and eventually moved to the Lakeshore Adult Residence in Ronkonkoma.
Survivors said he loved spending time with family, and enjoyed talking about politics, history, religion and cars.
He was predeceased by his parents, Roland S. and Elizabeth L. Sherwood; a brother, Roland S. Sherwood Jr.; and a nephew, Donald L. Sherwood Jr. He is survived by a brother, Donald Sherwood and wife Diane of Southampton; a sister-in-law, Eleanor S. Lemoine of Louisiana; four nieces and nephews; and three great-nieces and great-nephews.
A graveside service was held at the Sherwood family plot at Southampton Cemetery.