Sherry D. Eichert (nee Turner) passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 18, 2022, at her home in Ocean City, New Jersey. She was 72.
A longtime resident of Hatboro, Pennsylvania, Sherry was predeceased by her husband, Edwin S. Eichert III. She is survived by her three children, Dana E. Eichert, Edwin S. (Dahlia) Eichert IV, and Richard T. (Whitney) Eichert; her sisters, Lorraine Fryer and Phyllis (Jim) Fitzpatrick; and her grandchildren Ian F. (Angelina) Boyer-Eichert, Tophlynn Julian, and Delilah Jo Eichert.
Sherry earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in French from Chatham University in 1972, and a Master of Science Degree in Reading from Gwynedd Mercy College in 1993.
Sherry worked at Bucks County Community College from 1993 until her retirement in 2017. There, she initially taught developmental reading and writing, and American English as a Second Language before taking on the role of American English as a Second Language Coordinator in 2004. Sherry was very fond of her students and kept in touch with many of them after they graduated.
Sherry took pleasure in giving back to her community and contributed to many volunteer and civic roles in her lifetime. Sherry served as a committee woman for Abington Township, a trustee for the Upper Moreland Education Foundation, a director of the Upper Moreland Free Public Library, and a vestry member at the Church of the Advent. She was particularly passionate about her work as a volunteer instructor for Welcoming the Stranger, an educational non-profit that offers free classes in English as a Second Language to adult immigrants and refugees in the Philadelphia metro region.
In her leisure time, Sherry enjoyed traveling, attending the theater, exploring new restaurants, visiting museums and attending lectures.
Relatives and friends will be received by her family from 10 a.m. followed by her Memorial Service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at Church of the Advent, 12 Byberry Rd, Hatboro, PA 19040. Interment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations in her memory to Welcoming the Stranger (www.welcomingthestranger.org).