Daniel F. Sheret

April 23, 1962 - October 14, 2023
Daniel F. Sheret

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Daniel F. Sheret died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 14, 2023, of complications from Covid-19. He was 61. He is survived by his lifelong partner, Mary Ames Booker. Dan had a zest for life, thirst for knowledge, and a heart for humanity.

Early in his career Dan studied woodworking at the Oregon School of Arts & Crafts. He opened a custom furniture business, “Rogue River Studios.” A skilled craftsman, Dan especially enjoyed design challenges and the beauty of inlay work. For several years he taught woodworking to adult learners. During the Covid-19 lockdown Dan began making intricate wooden ship models, acquiring new skills with each model. At the time of his death, he was working on a scratch-built model, the U.S. Brig Niagara.

Dan often took on new challenges. Soon after becoming an amputee at age 40 he cycled across the United States with “America By Bike,” then rode in Europe & Great Britain. An avid learner, Dan returned to school at age 53 and earned two college degrees.

While working for Cape Fear Community College he studied the locally native Venus Flytrap and volunteered at the Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden, encouraging others to appreciate the rare plant.

Dan treated culinary arts like any other craft, especially baked goods, which he shared each week with his support group. During the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, when we could not gather, Dan ran a daily Zoom meeting for others in recovery.

Dan touched the lives of many over the years quietly encouraging them in their endeavors and providing help. Remember his kindness, great sense of humor and a joyful outlook on life. Contributions in his memory can be made to a food bank or pet rescue organization of your choice.

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  • November 10, 2023
    Gary Mendelsohn says:
    It was an honor and a privilege to get to know Dan over the past 4 years. We will surely miss his acts of kindness and charity and his outgoing love ❤️ but we all know there is a place after this that will be filled with these attributes. Rest in Peace my friend. Gary Lee Mendelsohn

  • November 09, 2023
    Albert says:
    Dan was one of my friends that made me smile when I saw him. I will miss him but know his spirit lives on.

  • November 08, 2023
    Steve Keys says:
    My memories of Dan are that each meeting with him left me feeling the beneficiary. He was a wealth of experience ,talent and kindness. I felt he had everything to offer and asked nothing in return.

  • November 08, 2023
    Greg Baccari says:
    He was kind, helpful, humble, thoughtful, generous & engaging. I'm grateful that I knew Dan & got to watch him make a real difference in other's lives. He not only shared his baked goods with his support groups, he used to send me home with a care package of his treats for my wife. That's just how he was. Rest In Peace my friend. Love Greg

  • November 06, 2023
    Linda & John Beck says:
    He was really a force of nature. I'm sorry I didn't get to know him better. I know Mary Ames' uncle Van was truly impressed by his exploits biking, as was I. Kind of makes one feel a little "under achieving". I hope he passed away feeling like was an "achiever" and a mentor to many. Impressive what he could accomplish with his disability. Much love, Linda & John