Frederick J, Sheridan, 79, of Howlett Hill, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at Francis House. Born in Syracuse on Wednesday, October 28, 1931, he was a lifelong resident of Howlett Hill. He was a 1949 graduate of Marcellus Central High School. A 1953 graduate of Le Moyne College, he played basketball for four years under coach and mentor, Thomas Niland. Fred was a teacher and guidance counselor at Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District for 32 years and also worked in the Admissions Office at OCC for 10 years. He was a communicant of Holy Family Church for 55 years where he was a Eucharistic minister, member of the R.C.I.A., Funeral Luncheon Guild, Holy Name Society and Golf League. Fred was predeceased by his parents, Christopher and Margaret Sheridan; sister, Christine Hunt; infant daughter, Rosemary Sheridan; infant son, Frederick; and son, Michael J. Sheridan. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, the former Patricia McCormick; daughters and son-in-law, Nancy M. Spencer and Mary A. and Thomas Kane, all of Syracuse; sons and daughters-in-law, Christopher F. and Diane Sheridan of Corona, California, Daniel P. and Sharon Sheridan of Midlothian, Texas, Timothy J. and Diane Sheridan of New Port Richey, Florida, Thomas P. and Susan Sheridan of Trumansburg, New York and Peter J. Sheridan of Evergreen, Colorado; grandchildren, Ryan (Lindy) Sheridan and Kelly (Joseph) Kulm, both of Rancho Cucamonga California, Patrick, Matthew and Nathan Sheridan of Midlothian, Texas, Elizabeth and Peter Sheridan of New Port Richey, Florida, Zachary (Helena) Sheridan of Charlottesville, Virginia, Gabrielle Spencer of Syracuse, Brian Sheridan of Trumansburg, New York and Alexander and Jillian Kane of Syracuse; brother and sister-in-law, James and Anne Sheridan of Howlett Hill; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends may call Tuesday, July 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, July 27 at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church. Fred will be laid to rest in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Marcellus. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Michael J. Sheridan Scholarship, CNY Community Foundation, 431 E. Fayette St., Suite 100, Syracuse, NY 13202 or to Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208.