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Sherry Cermak

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 (www.wildlifecareassociation.net).

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Sher, it has been a year tomorrow since you left us....I miss you.

Char Buckley Jul 19 2009 12:00 AM

I was just doing an internet search on anemia and diet and I came across Sherry's blog. I was reading her beef and broccoli recipe and wanted to see her most recent blogs. When I saw the website, I was shocked to see that Sherry had passed away. I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. My deepest condolences.

Paul Apr 9 2009 12:00 AM

I am sorry for your loss. I recently discovered her blog, and she was truly a talented individual.

Jess Jan 8 2009 12:00 AM

After coming back from a vacation I found out about this lovely womans passing. Her writing made me smile. My deepest sympathy

heidi in nyc Dec 31 2008 12:00 AM

It's two today...Time goes by so quickly when you miss someone.

Char Dec 31 2008 12:00 AM

To the memory of a wonderful person who inspired me to not only write and cook well, but to love animals and appreciate them fully. Thank you Sher, you will be missed!

Jen Sep 23 2008 12:00 AM

Sherry will be greatly missed, I recently went through a really hard time and she was there for me via email and phone and helped me many times. She was loved greatly.

Tonya Simpson Miller Aug 20 2008 12:00 AM

I am so, so sorry to hear of Sherry's passing. I loved her blog and sense of humor. She was a treasure and will be missed!

Tracey Aug 14 2008 12:00 AM

I just found out today that Sher passed. I am deeply saddened and my sincere sympathy goes out to her family and her beloved animals. I will miss her, even though I never got the opportunity to meet her. Simon, Stanley, and Stella send their condolences..and Simon says he is sure she is with Upsie!

Melly Aug 11 2008 12:00 AM

She's going to be missed by her readers. Even though I never met her, it was easy to appreciate what a fine person she was through her writing.

Mallow Aug 10 2008 12:00 AM

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