Sheridan C."Herk" Kirkpatrick

October 6, 1952 ~ January 19, 2020 (age 67)


Sheridan C. “Herk” Kirkpatrick, 67, of 1030 Grandview Rd. Oil City, PA. , died Sunday Jan. 20, 2020 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.

Born October 6, 1952 in Oil City, PA. , he was the son of the late Hilton A. & Margaret L. Cavanaugh Kirkpatrick.

Herk was a graduate of Oil City High School.

He went to college at Beckley and later graduated from Gannon University with a Masters in Psychology.

Mr. Kirkpatrick worked for the Mental Health Center in Oil City for several years before going to work in Warren, PA.

He later worked at the Area Agency on Aging and retired from Polk Center where he worked for 25 Years as a licensed psychologist.

Herk married the former Sue Ann Zemanski on July 23, 1977 in the Grace United Methodist Church and she survives. Herk and Sue Ann had been together for over 50 years.

An avid golfer, he also enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He enjoyed traveling with his wife since his retirement, and after many years on the waiting list, he has enjoyed his Pittsburgh Steeler season tickets the past few years.

Herk had coached the Green Hornets Youth Football Team years ago and currently was serving on the Board of Directors of Community Services.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter

Jenny Eckert & her husband Tim

and their daughter Elizabeth all of Pittsburgh

his son

Matthew C. Kirkpatrick of Kane, PA.

A brother

Kenneth Kirkpatrick of Oil City

and his sisters -in-law

Bette Kitselman & her husband Charles of Oil City

Amy Zemanski of Polk
Wendi Connelly of Cambridge Springs

one niece Amanda Connelly

and one nephew Ryan Connelly

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Joseph Kirkpatrick and a brother -in-law

Patrick Connelly.

Friends will be received from 7-9 P.M. Wednesday in the Reinsel Funeral Home and again from 10:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. Thursday in the Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 A.M. in the Funeral Home with Deacon Matthew Ochalek, Presiding.

Interment will be in Rynd Farm Cemetery,.

Memorials may be made to Community Services of Venango County

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January 22, 2020

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Bissell Ave.
Oil City, PA 16301

January 23, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Bissell Ave.
Oil City, PA 16301

Funeral Service
January 23, 2020

11:00 AM
Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Bissell Ave.
Oil City, PA 16301

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