Sheila M. Lorows, 83, of Cortland passed away September 27, 2018 at home with family by her side. She was born May 15, 1935 in Cortland the daughter of the late Arnold and Ella Glassford Maxson.
Sheila was a lifelong resident of the area. She graduated from Cortland high School. After graduation she worked for various companies, then married and stayed home to care for her family. Sheila was a member of the New Apostolic Church and most recently the United Church of Christ in McLean where she enjoyed bible study. She was extremely devoted to her church and the welfare of others, she donated to various needy organizations. Sheila enjoyed her crafts which included crocheting and knitting. She was an avid reader and loved birds.
She is survived by her sons Michael Roundy, James Lorows, Jeffrey Roundy, Charles Lorows her daughters Debra Mason, Sharon Andrus, her brother John Maxson, her sisters Barbara O'Neil and Susan Bush, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Sheila was predeceased by her husband Richard Lorows Sr., her sons Joseph Roundy and Richard Lorows Jr., along with her brother Allen "Skook".
A calling hour will be held Friday October 5, 10-11 am with a memorial service to begin 11 am at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland NY, 13045. Graveside services will be at the Scott Union Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Hospicare, 172 East King Rd., Ithaca NY, 14850
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