Monday, August 11, 2008

Sherry Cermack RIP

I stopped by my favorite food blog today..expecting yet another wonderful food pic and recipe from Sher. It's been a few weeks since I've checked in. I was shocked and very sad to see that Sher died of a sudden heart attack on July 20, 2008. Her last post was dated July 18, 2008. I was in Portland at the time.

She would come by my place from time-to-time and I visited her, usually once a week. She loved cats and cared for abandoned baby squirrels. Just this year, she lost her beloved Upsie to diabetes.

I sit here with tears streaming down my face for the loss of a fellow blogger I've never met, but always admired. I have her blog linked up but here it is again

Sherry CermakDecember 2, 1948 to July 20, 2008

Sherry was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi, grew up in Illinois, and made Davis, California her home for the past 28 years. She died of a sudden heart attack on July 20, 2008.Sherry graduated with High Honors from UC Davis in 1985, and from UCD's School of Law in 1988. After a brief career as an Attorney, Sherry found her true calling as a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and blogger. Her blog "What Did You Eat?" is a popular site with wonderful recipes and photographs of food she has creatively prepared. The weekend postings are updates on the life of her cats and rescued wildlife.Sherry was cherished and loved by her family and many friends. She will be greatly missed.Sherry is survived by her husband of 37 years, Bob Cermak; brother Frank Cunningham III, and several loving cousins, aunts and uncles, and her mother-in-law Margaret (Bunty) Cermak.A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 26 at 10 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Rd., with a reception to follow at the church.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Sherry's name to the Wildlife Care Association. Those who wish to sign a guestbook online may do so at Wiscombe Funeral.___________________________________________________

My deepest sympathy to her husband Bob and their family of beloved animals. Just another reminder to not take this life for granted. In her memory, I plan to use and post her recipes as often as possible. I will miss her and her fabulous food porn.

Glenna, wrote a fabulous tribute to her in her July 21st post.


Hahn at Home said...

This was a shock. My sympathies to her family and her many blogging friends and readers who enjoyed her words and photos.

She touched many lives through her work and her passions - not everyone can say that.

Glenna said...

Melody, I'm so sorry you had to find out belatedly and so shockingly. Your post to her was very moving. We're all together in our loss...