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Wesley Sheffield, 1920 – 2008

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 Wesley Sheffield was born Nov. 15, 1920, in Inwood, N.Y., to Harold and Eva Wright Sheffield. He died April 12, 2008, in Sarasota, Fla.
  Wesley was the brother of Muriel Sheffield Hark and Gilbert Sheffield.
  Wesley graduated from Western Maryland College, Westminster, Md., Union Theological Seminary in New York, and the University of North Dakota. He earned degrees in English, history, theology and pastoral counseling.
  Wesley flew 30 missions in a B-24 bomber during his service to his country in World War II.
 After his service experience, he became night city editor of Newsday, Long Island’s largest newspaper.
  After he gradauted from Union Seminary, he became pastor of Methodist churches in Columbia, N.J., Brooklyn, N.Y., Massapequa, N.Y., and Indianapolis, Ind. In retirement he served as interim pastor in the Congregational Church in Sayville, N.Y.
  He rendered other services as president of Wesley College, Grand Forks, N.D.; Director of Academic Counseling and Assistant Vice-President for Administration at C.W. Post Center, Long Island University; Adjunct Professor in Religion at C.W. Post and Nassau Community College; Vice President for Administratioin at Dowling College; Fund-raising Consultant with the United Methodist Office of Finance and Field Service, and President of the United Methodist Foundation of Virginia.
 During his retired years, Wesley taught creative writing to students in the Venice, Fla., Public Library, Pierian Springs Academy, Sarasota, Fla., and at Bay Village Retirement Community in Sarasota.
 He was husband of Dr. M. Luise Sheffield, Counseling Psychologist; father of David Evan Sheffield, Environmental Engineer, State of Georgia; grandfather to Joseph Wesley Sheffield, Alastair Drew Sheffield and Katrina Marie McBrien. Wesley touched many in his long and dedicated career.
— Luise Sheffield


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