Sherry L. (Ross) Updike, age 74, of Enola, joined her Heavenly Father on February 13, 2021. Born on March 17, 1946 to the late Albert and Mildred (Kovacs) Ross of McKeesport, Sherry is survived by her devoted husband of 49 years, James M. Updike. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children: Sharon Updike of Camp Hill, PA, Tracy Updike of Enola, PA, and Scott Updike (wife Eve) of Charlotte, NC and four grandchildren: Matt (wife Lindsay) Potter of Dauphin, PA, Brett (wife Lauren) Potter of New Bloomfield, PA, Brayden Updike and Aubrey Updike of Charlotte, NC and one great-granddaughter Tenley Potter of New Bloomfield, PA. Sherry is also survived by one sister Linda (husband Robert) Ross-Zay of Point Marion, PA, and three brothers Albert (wife Susan) Ross of Orchard Park, NY, Thomas Ross of Allison Park, PA, and David (wife Susan) Ross of Pittsburgh, PA.
Sherry was a 1963 graduate of Gladstone High School in Pittsburgh, PA and a 1969 graduate of Slippery Rock (State College) University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Teaching was her calling and remained a passion of hers throughout her life. After a long career, Sherry retired as an elementary education teacher from Chesterbrook Academy in 2008.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Sherry also had a passion for traveling. Some of her favorite travels included trips to Aruba, Hawaii, cruises throughout the Caribbean, as well as a European trip with stops in Slovakia and Hungary to explore her ancestry. Sherry also volunteered and was a strong local supporter of her political party.
A viewing will be held from 3:30 pm until 5:00 pm on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at the Sullivan Funeral Home, 51 N. Enola Dr, Enola, PA 17025. A second viewing will be held from 10:30 am to 11:30 am on Monday, February 22, 2021. Following the second viewing, a graveside service will be held at 12:30 pm at the Indiantown Gap National Veterans Cemetery. These services will follow the COVID parameters of social distancing with masks required.
The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve The Updike family.