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Russell Curtis Sherbondy

November 29, 1935 — July 9, 2021

Russell Curtis Sherbondy, age 85, of Hagerstown, MD formerly of Waynesburg, PA passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021 at Meritus Hospital, Hagerstown.

He was born on November 29, 1935 in Washington, PA to the late James C. Sherbondy and the late Ruth D. Sherbondy.

His childhood was spent in Clarksville, PA. Russell graduated from Jefferson Morgan High School in 1953, Jefferson, PA and Waynesburg College in 1960, Waynesburg, PA.

He was a social studies teacher, special education teacher and basketball coach in MD and PA. He taught at Fort Meade, Arundel Junior High School, Northeast High School, West Greene High School, and the Intermediate Unit.

Russell married his wife, Patricia Sherbondy in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis, MD on August 26, 1961. He loved his Pittsburgh teams: Steelers, Pirates, Penguins and Panthers. Russell enjoyed all sports, gardening, fishing, hunting, and trips to Ocean City, MD.

Russell is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Sherbondy, his loving daughter, Jeanette (Eric) Higgins, and his loving grandchildren, Danielle Higgins and Tyler Higgins. He is also survived by his brother, James (Deanna) Sherbondy, three nephews, and several cousins.

There will be a funeral mass on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 10 am at St. Ann Catholic Church, 1525 Oak Hill Avenue in Hagerstown, MD. Graveside services will be private for immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( or Special Olympics (
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