In Memoriam

Sherrie Lee Friedman

Sherrie Lee Friedman

I'll always remember Sherrie's beautiful, always perfectly styled reddish hair! Sherrie was sooo nice and really smart too!! I'll remember her as a friend who left us way too early!

An Updated Report: The facts surrounding Sherrie's untimely death have been incorrectly circulated for more than 50 years now -- So here's the corrected version given to us by Sherrie's good friend who was present at the moment she passed away. Sherrie was killed in a car accident on June 5, 1965, while riding as a passenger in a car with her good friend, Ronnie Feibish ('65). Ronnie was driving and they were excited about attending some parties later that night to celebrate Ronnie's graduation from Tee Jay. As they crossed the Nansemond-Kensington Avenue intersection (at Patterson Avenue near Albert Hill Jr.H.S.) early that evening, a drunk driver ran the stop sign and hit their car with great force as it headed east on Kensington. Sherrie's door popped open from the impact and she was thrown from the car. Her head hit the pavement and she died at the scene. Sherrie had just completed her first year at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. She had hoped to earn a degree in ancient history. Ronnie Feibish (Thomas), now a widow, lives in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, today and recalls the incident "as if it was yesterday." The RichmondTimes Dispatch article of the accident is as follows:









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11/01/15 10:15 PM #1    

Gay Goodwin (Goldstone)

I will always remember Sherrie.  We used to sit together in gym and talk.  We were "school friends".....we felt like close friends at school, but didn't live near each other and just socialized at school.  We traded medals....she gave me her Star of David and I gave her my St. Christopher's medal.  I was at the Robin Inn for dinner one night many years ago, but many years after 1964 and asked someone about Sherrie.  That's when I learned about her untimely death.  So very sad!  She was a very special person.  I've often thought that Sherrie was part of my preparation for the day that I would meet and later marry my sweet Jewish husband.  Thank you Sherrie.  Love, Gay

01/16/19 04:31 PM #2    

Sally Felvey (Guynn)

My thanks to our classmate, Linda Emroch, who lives in Florida and contacted me this past week to tell me how the record of Sherrie's death was incorrect. A mutual friend of both Linda and Sherrie, Ronnie Feibish('65) got my number from Linda and Ronnie called me and set the record straight. Our thanks to both these ladies in helping to clear the facts of when we lost our classmate, Sherrie, so early on. Again, thank you Linda and Ronnie!

01/17/19 02:16 AM #3    

Donald Meyers

Thanks for the update,Sally. Just hearing old names like Linda and Ronnie sparks long faded memories. (I'm glade this was only an old ''update'', and not a new ''memorial ''.) We should have good news to report.

01/17/19 10:18 AM #4    

Willie Caplan

i have a picture of sherrie and myself in john b cary elementary school when it was on idlewood ave. when I was around 5 or 6 yrs old. i am looking for the picture now. she was so nice and we and ronnie feibish were very close. i can not believe it has been over 50 yrs. sometimes life is not fair, but at least she is not suffering. i hope when we all go to TJ heaven we will all be together. i miss her and all my friends.


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