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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