Rachel Lynn Sheridan 1982-2022
YOUNGSTOWN — Rachel Lynn Feher Sheridan, 39, passed away peacefully at her home, after five years of battling metastatic breast cancer, with her family by her side.
Rachel was born May 18, 1982, the daughter of Andrew and Linda Polito Feher. She was a 2000 graduate of Jackson Milton High School, 2004 graduate of the University of Toledo with a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology, and she continued her education at Sanford Brown as an ultrasound technician.
She worked in the central supply department at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital while attending school. She then worked in the Ultrasound Department at UPMC Hermitage until her illness kept her from working.
Rachel’s passion was playing softball. She played on several teams, including women’s and co-ed leagues. She traveled all over, playing on and assisting teams winning championships. She was an all-star player and standout athlete, including Student Athlete of the Week. She also excelled in basketball at Jackson Milton High School, while achieving the goal of being a 1,000-point scorer. She was always the number “25” and everyone would always chant, “Whataya say, 2-5.”
With her kids and family, she enjoyed traveling to Disney World, going to beaches wherever she could, and going on cruises with friends. She was always smiling and happy to be with her family and friends. She enjoyed music and going to concerts. She was an avid Cleveland sports fan and a big Duke University fan. She lived her life to the fullest, never complaining or letting you know if she was in pain.
Rachel leaves to cherish her memory the three loves of her life, her sons, Dylan Lowe and Blake and Rory Sheridan; her parents, Andy and Linda; a brother and sister-in-law, Matthew and Lisa Feher; a sister and brother-in-law, Autumn Feher Stinson and Kenny Stinson; and two foster nieces. She also leaves many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Rachel was preceded in death by her grandparents, Alex and Helen Feher, Peter Polito and Armand and Joanne (Polito) Vennetti; and cousins, John Klacik, Giovanna Polito, and Margie Estep.
Family and friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at the Rossi Brothers and Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave., Boardman. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2022, at St. Brendan Church, 2800 Oakwood, Youngstown, with the Rev. Steven J. Agostino officiating. Everyone is asked to meet directly at church for Mass.
The family would like to thank Dr. Zeina El Amil and all the nurses and staff at St. Elizabeth Youngstown and Boardman oncology departments; they are truly angels. The family would also like to thank Rachel’s softball family for the support they gave her over the past years. They are part of her family!
Family and friends are encouraged to offer prayers for the family and support via phone call, text, email or may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com.