dear family, i’ m arie palmers, a pilot from the netherlands.. I would like to share my humble and sincere condolences with you. another sailor went on his final voyage... words cannot explain your loss.. my thoughts are with you and ‘the captain’ offcourse.. i hope you can find a way to accept this loss.. hold eachother... love eachother....
My sincere condolences to the family.
John Woods, Past Richmond County AOH President
Dear Mrs Sherwood and Family,
I was so shocked and upset to hear of this tragedy. I apprenticed with Dennis at the pilots; he was a few years my senior. We had many good times in those days; But Dennis always took his job as Capt very seriously, and expected the same from his crew, which he communicated very well.
From him I learned that we can always do just a little better.
It’s with a heavy heart that I wish him farewell. To you and your family, my sincere condolences,
Capt. George W Kissenberth III
A J Roche, Retired Sandy Hook Pilot
From the Book of Wisdom: "The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them....They are in peace."
Most sincere condolences to the family of Captain Dennis Sherwood and may he have seen his pilot as he crossed the bar.
My father Captain William L. Girvin was a Sandy Hook Pilot and colleague of your grandfather, Bill Sherwood. Prayers and thoughts to you, all the Sherwood family, the Sandy Hook Pilot community and to your friends.
We lost our Dad 3 years ago and life has never been the same but like you we were blessed to have the best! May the love you have for him get you through those dark days and may you be comforted in your remembrances of times with him.
I once heard a priest say death is not the end it’s merely a set change, a scenery change, a clothing change in this act - this play we call life. My caveat is that sometimes sitting in the theatre can be difficult.
Many blessings to you,
Dear Mrs Sherwood and Family,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of
Capt. Dennis Sherwood. I worked as a pilot in NY Harbor with Dennis,he was a professional in every way. We would often be on the bridge awaiting a departure time and he always spoke of his beautiful family with such love.He will be missed by all who knew him personally and professionally. I will always remember his smile and his true Irish wit. Rest In Peace my friend.
I first met Dennis in the early 80's when my brother Bob met his bride Peggy. I use to run around a little bit with Dennis down on the Jersey Shore before we got married . I'm proud to say we were good fiends. Dennis Is a great Man.. Husband ,son, father and brother. He is one of the funniest guys I have know in life and an Infectious smile to go along with his great Jokes. God Bless you brother and my you rest in peace
Dennis was GREAT guy and a pleasure to work with him all these years. My deepest sympathies to his bride and his family. He is missed already. With Sincere Regrets, Capt. Bill Clifford - MORAN
One funny guy. Great friend ,roommate, pilot and family man. R. I. P. D.R.S. (181)
Condolences to the family and co workers of Captain Sherwood.
As licensed pilots we work in relative obscurity to most of the world except when tragedy strikes.
Every pilot, and every pilot’s family’s worst nightmare realized.
Captain Shaun Dauphinee
And the Halifax Pilots Group
Halifax Harbour Pilots
Dear Alexis and Sherwood Family,
My deepest condolences on the passing of your dear Dad. May God grant you his peace and strength in the coming days, weeks and months.
May the Lord bless him and may perpetual light shine upon him in paradise.
Liz Craig (LOP)
Fathesr dream of having a child feel the way Dennis' son Bill just spoke of him; that's about as successful as a person can be.
He was a very good man and an excelent pilot.
The Sadler Brothers - Captains Robert Lee, Charles, and Stephen - all "sailed" with Captain Sherwood in the NY/NJ waterways while on the Apex/Hess tankers in the 80's and 90's. We remember him as a superb pilot, and a pleasant man, with a great sense of humor. Our condolences to the family, and to the brotherhood of mariners who had the pleasure of knowing him. Rest in peace Captain, as you cross the final bar. On behalf of the Sadler's - Robert Lee Sadler Jr.
I worked in NY Harbor for 20 years and have been going to sea for 43 years and am 64 years old. My son was working on the Maersk Kensington at the time of the accident and feels badly for Captain Sherwood and his family. Going to sea for the most part is a safe occupation but there are times when it can be dangerous. It really hits home when it happens to someone my age with a family like myself who has been in the maritime industry a long time. My condolences to his family and may he Rest In Peace.
..I will never forget the many life lessons you taught me and all of us children..it didn’t matter if I wanted to be a grave digger as an adult or the next bill gates. You never once taught us that money is a measure of success. You were always supportive in whatever we did be it sports, jobs, relationships, anything we showed interest in growing up; you never once told us that we couldn’t or that you didn’t approve. Your support always meant so much to me and even when I had to learn the hard way that I had made a mistake or if ever I regretted the choice I had made. There you were to reiterate that it’s not always wrong or a bad thing if you are able to take away the lesson from it and grow and learn from the experience. You always preached that life is too short and to do what makes us happy. Something I found difficult because no matter what you do in this life people will judge and you can’t please everyone. And it always seemed that to be a success you must have a great job and make great money... But as you once said to me, as long as you can look yourself in the mirror and know that you did your best at the end of the day, than you should be happy with that. You were the absolute greatest father anyone could ever hope to have, the most prolific role model in the way you always made me feel loved, that I was always enough being myself, and how just being happy was the measure of success. You taught me more than I could ever hope to teach my kids one day, and altho you were human; to me you were super-human because you were always my hero. The strongest, Bravest, kindest, and most genuine person that I have ever known. My heart weighs heavy knowing that I won’t ever hear your voice again; and that I won’t ever hear one of your famous stories again..but I know this isn’t goodbye...it’s just an “I’ll see you later, this side or the other..” Not a day has gone by or will go by without something in my life reminding me of you, or where you don’t cross my mind. You are forever in my prayers and in my heart. I wish I told you thank you more often, because you always made me a better man; so I strive to be half the man you were and with that I know I will be okay. To the most incredible father a kid could have; the most genuine teacher; the greatest story teller I’ve known, and to the man I was proud to call my best friend. I hope I can still make you proud. Watch over us and may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars. I love you dad.
A great man and I was proud to have known him. The Lord must have needed a special Angel to watch over us. To the family,there are no words to express how tragic your loss is. May God be with you all. Bob Birstler