Peter B. Sheridan Obituary

Peter B.   Sheridan
Peter B. Sheridan

February 11, 1928 - June 8, 2019
Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
Resided in Martinsville, New Jersey


Peter B. Sheridan of Bridgewater, 91, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2019.

Peter was born in Elizabeth and raised on Scotland Road in Orange, NJ. He was a 1945 graduate of Seton Hall Preparatory High School and graduated from Columbia University School of Engineering in 1949 with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving stateside at the time of the Korean War. He worked for several central N.J. companies in the early 1950s before joining the Pharmaceutical Engineering Department of Calco (later American Cyanamid) in Bridgewater. He went on to own and manage Sheridan-Martin Associates in Somerville for over 40 years.

Peter married Catherine Schottinger of Dunellen in 1953. They moved to Martinsville where he resided for more than 50 years. Peter was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Martinsville for over 50 years as well and was one of the founding members of the church youth group. He served faithfully as a Eucharistic Minister and CCD teacher for many years and was an active member of the Knights of Columbus Council 5959. Peter will be sadly missed by his family and friends. A sweet, kind hearted gentleman, he was “P.B.” to his family and Grandpa to many others.

He is predeceased by his wife Catherine who passed away in 2002 and son Peter Michael in 1974.
Surviving is his brother John and his wife, Eileen; son James and his wife Kim, son John and his wife Sheila, daughter Mary and her husband Art Braunschweiger, and daughter Maureen Sheridan; grandchildren Lucas, Kyle, Timothy, Rachael, Joshua, Kevin and Shannon; and great-grandchildren, Jude Peter and Addison.

A funeral mass will be held at 10 am Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Church in Martinsville. Arrangements by Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, Somerville. Donations can be made to the Covenant House New York, 550 10th Ave, New York, NY 10018. To send condolences, visit




Blessed Sacrament Church
1890 Washington Valley Road
Martinsville, NJ US 08836
Saturday, June 15, 2019
10:00 AM


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