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Sherry L. Bearup

April 2, 2023

Sherry L. BearupSherry L. Bearup, 74, of Clayton, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, April 2, 2023.
Sherry was born in Concord, NC, the daughter of the late Kenneth H. and Edith (Cruse) Pickett. She grew up in Clayton and graduated from Clayton Central School. 
She married Gerald A. Bearup on April 24, 1971 at St. Mary's Church, Clayton. She was employed doing clerical work at Bach and Company and the dental office of Dr. Hugh Morris. Subsequently she helped her husband run their contracting company, Bearup Construction, until their retirement.
She enjoyed reading, gardening, long talks on the porch swing, spending time with her grandchildren, and watching the changing seasons on the St. Lawrence River.
Sherry is survived by her two children, Jay Bearup (Andrea Cahalan), Clayton and Jerrie-Lynn (Jon) Emerton, Watertown; sister Lynn (David) Barnett, Goodyear, AZ; granddaughters Isabelle and Sophia Emerton; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Tommy Pickett.
Arrangements with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton are private and will be held at the convenience of her family. Online condolences to Sherry's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Thousand Islands Land Trust, P. O. Box 238, Clayton, NY 13624.


#13 john chalk 2023-04-07 12:36
gerald im sorry for your loss
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#12 Pete Hungerford 2023-04-06 10:38
Gerald I was shocked to hear of Sherry's passing. My thoughts are with you and your family.
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#11 Catherine Main 2023-04-06 10:32
I am so very sorry to hear of Sherry's passing. I went to high school with Sherry. Our dads worked together at Niagara Mohawk and our parents were friends as well. My deepest condolences go out to Sherry's family for such a tremendous loss.
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#10 Marguerite Raineri 2023-04-06 07:48
I am so very sorry. Have fond memories of Sherry, got to know the family when I lived with the woods family. My prayers go to all her family.
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#9 Debi Kimball 2023-04-05 16:28
Thinking of you all! So sorry
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#8 Riki Longton 2023-04-05 16:09
My deepest sympathy to entire family. Jeri Lynn big hugs! What a classy lady that lit the room up. ❤️
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#7 Riki Longton 2023-04-05 16:04
My sincerest condolences to entire family. Jeri Lynn big hugs! She was one classy lady and I'm thankful to have known her. ❤️
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#6 Tommy Sanford 2023-04-05 13:30
Gerry and Family. Sorry to hear of Sherry passing, thoughts of years ago when we hung out and dances at the K of C. Alot of water over the dam. Always a friend back in the day.
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#5 Mickey Orvis 2023-04-05 09:56
Gerald our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Mickey and Teresa
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#4 Michelle Cerow Titus 2023-04-05 08:09
I am sorry to hear about this. So many great memories of all the fun adventures our families had. I cherish those memories so much. Prayers to all!
Michelle Cerow Titus
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