Wednesday, March 23, 2011

SWCS coach/teacher Dick Shevalier has passed away at 90

From the Jamestown Post Journal:


Richard Gordon Shevalier, 90, died March 18, 2011, at his home in Venice, Fla.
He was born Jan. 31, 1921, to Gordon Shevalier and Mary Beach in Cortland, N.Y.
After graduating from high school, he attended Cortland State Teachers College. During this time, he joined the Army-Air Force and served 3 1/2 years during World War II. Upon his discharge from the military, he returned to the college and graduated in 1946. He earned a masters degree in 1947 from Columbia University.
In 1948, he began a long career with the Southwestern Central School District in Lakewood, N.Y., as a physical education instructor and as a coach. He coached varsity teams in baseball, volleyball, basketball, and was an assistant football coach. Prior to his retirement in 1976, he served as the athletic director for five years.
After his retirement, he moved to Venice, Fla. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and skeet shooting.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Pearl L. Curtis, who died Aug. 28, 1976; and his second wife, Joan L. Illingworth, who died Nov. 19, 2000.
He is survived by a son, Richard J. Shevalier (Beth) of Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Linda F. Shevalier of Littleton, Colo.; stepchildren: Karen Leggon (Bob), David Illingworth (Patty) and Gary Illingworth; grandchildren: Richard M. Shevalier (Jehan), Matthew J. Shevalier (Laith), and Jennifer P. Shevalier, all of Richmond, Va., Derek Shannon (Carrie) of Denver, Colo., and Jeremy Shannon (Carla) of Brooklyn, N.Y.; great-grandchildren: Alex, Jehana, Kailey, Matthew, Alanna, Trevor, Gavin, Bryce and Audrey; step grandchildren: Crissy Sabino of North Port, Fla., and Jason (Heather) Sabino of Brighton, Mich., Jaret Illingworth of Phoenix, Ariz., and Melissa, Katelyn and Justin Illingworth of Lake-wood, N.Y.; and great-grandson, Justin Sentell of North Port, Fla.
A funeral service and interment will be held in Jamestown, N.Y., at the convenience of the family.