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Joe F. Sherkness Jr., 56, of Limerick, formerly of Boyertown, husband of Renee A. (Martorano) Sherkness, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 8th at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Conshohocken, he was the son of Joseph and Betty Sherkness Sr.

Joe was an avid horseback rider. He attended ST. Columbkill RC Church with his wife and was the owner of the former Sherkness Flooring. He loved being with his friend and family, especially his grandchildren who lovingly called him "Big Pop". He was his wife’s “rock” and best friend. He will always be in her heart and always missed.

Surviving with his wife of 10 years is daughter Hollie Jo Fidler, wife of William; sons Josh and Andy Sherkness, his brother Anthony Sherkness, husband of Mary; grandchildren Kyla and Chase Fidler; 1 granddaughter;  Renee's parents Joseph E. and Anita L. Martorano of NJ; and brother in law Joseph F. Martorano, husband of Ann of NJ.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, May, 14, 11:00AM at ST. Columbkill RC Church, 200 Indian Spring Road, Boyertown with Fr. Martin Kern officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00AM to 11:00AM at the church. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joe's name to Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines, 1710 Ridge Road, Pottstown, PA 19465-8806  www.RyerssFarm.org

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