A former Clevelander, Sheridan Harwin, died at his residence, The Chateau Lake San Marcos, in San Marcos, California on January 5, 2013. He was 98 years of age.
A graduate of Euclid Shore High School, Antioch College, and Case Western University Law School, he was a practicing lawyer in Cleveland until World War II when he joined the army and served in Ireland, England, France and Germany with the Judge Advocate Division. While in France he met his future wife, Monique, and they were married shortly after the end of the war and settled in Cleveland. She was active in Cleveland's French Colony and served as President of Le Cercle des Conferences Francaises for many years.
He joined Senator Howard Metzenbaum and Ted Bonda in forming Airport Parking Company which they sold to ITT and he served as President of a subsidiary of that company until 1970 when he left to form Commerce Oil and Gas Company to drill and operate oil and gas wells throughout Ohio. That company merged with D. A. Waldron and Associates in Wooster, Ohio and operates wells in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
He is survived by a daughter Sylvi Harwin Stockton of Vista, CA, sons Steven Harwin of Cleveland, Ohio, and Geoffrey Harwin of San Marcos, CA, grandsons, Christopher and Tom of Arundal, Norway, and granddaughter Malika Stockton of Vista, CA. He was predeceased by his sisters Bernice Hoffman and Helen Korach
He has requested no funeral services. Contributions to CWR Law School, Le Cercle des Conferences Francaises, or Scripps Hospital, San Diego, CA would be appreciated.