Mary E. Sherman, 77, of Keuka Park passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 11 a.m. May 19 at Townsend Wood Funeral Chapel, 201 E. Elm St., Penn Yan.

Mary was born on Nov. 11, 1940, the daughter of the late Willard and Elizabeth (Austin) Sherman. Mary was a school teacher for over 33 years. She had taught at the Penn Yan Academy from 1962 to 1965, at the Greece Central School District from 1965 to 1966, and for the Hammondsport School District from 1966 until her retirement in 1996. Mary had also officiated for many girls’ sports over her career including State Soccer, National Basketball, and local volleyball.

She volunteered for the RPO and enjoyed music, opera, and reading.

Surviving Mary is her sister, Nancy L. Downing of Couer d’Alene, Idaho; brother-in-law, Robert Caton of Gainsville; sister-in- law, Myra Sherman of Hammondsport; many nieces and nephews; and many wonderful and close friends.

In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her brother, James Sherman, and her sister, Dorothy Caton.

Memorial donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the Modeste Bedient Memorial Library, 3699 State Rte. 54A, Branchport, N.Y. 14418; Shelter of Hope, PO Box 12, Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527; or to the Keuka Comfort Care Home, P.O. Box 107, Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527. Memories of Mary may be shared at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com.