Leslie W., 84, Dean Emeritus, University of Toledo, Libraries, died October 27, 2020 at Hospice of Cincinnati. He was with UT for 25 years. He moved to Cincinnati 2 years ago from Sylvania, OH.
When he learned that UT needed a Latin instructor, Les volunteered for the job. He greatly enjoyed teaching and contact with students.
Born in Jamaica, NY in 1935 to Leslie and Florence (Warkentin) Sheridan. He married Jane (Law) on April 1, 1973. They had two children, Anne Sheridan Fugard and W. Alexander Sheridan, both of Cincinnati. Two grandsons are Benjamin Law Fugard and Max James Fugard. Two sisters predeceased him. Les attended St. Johns Preparatory School in Queens, NY. He earned his bachelors degree from Mary Immaculate College Northampton, PA, and a masters of Sacred Theology from Catholic University in Washington, DC.
Les came to the University of Toledo in 1975 having been Assistant Director of Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas.
An avid golfer, Les was a past member of Highland Golf Club, Sylvania, where he served on the Board of Trust, and was a past president.
For several years, Les was a basketball referee for schools in Toledo and southern Michigan. Frequently he would drive the area exploring the routes to small grade schools and high schools. He kept alert to rule changes.
Memorials could include a scholarship fund at the Owens Community College Foundation, P.O. Box 10,000, Toledo, OH., 43699. The scholarship supports students who are single parents.
There will be no services.