Lennis E. Mike Sherwood, who served more than 53 years with Vecellio & Grogan before retiring, has passed away.
A World War II Navy veteran, Mike started at V&G as a Laborer in 1946 and over the years worked his way up to become one of the companys top Project Superintendents. From 1989 to 1991, he managed a $45 million job in Maryland, at that time V&Gs largest job ever, among many other notable achievements.
His hands-on skills were also legendary. In a tribute by Leo Vecellio, Sr. in the 1990s, Mike was declared the finest dozer operator ever.
Mike was highly esteemed by co-workers and industry peers for his knowledge, professionalism and strong work ethic. Even after retiring, he came back to help on several projects.
Mikes two brothers, Kenneth and Kesley, were also long-time V&G employees, but even with their combined 58 years of service they only slightly topped Mikes own total. He was one of just a few individuals who surpassed the half-century mark with the Group.
He will be missed by all who knew or worked with him.
Mike Sherwood, left, and Leo A. Vecellio, Jr., hold a scroll filled with the many projects Mike worked on during his 50-plus years of service with Vecellio & Grogan. Even after retiring Mike continued assisting V&G with project supervision.