Patch Writer's Mother-In-Law Killed in CT School Shootings

Mary Sherlach, the mother-in-law of Patch writer Eric Schwartz, was among 26 people killed in one of the deadliest school shootings in American history.

The deadly shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT claimed the life of a Patch writer's family member. 

Mary Sherlach, the school's psychologist, was among 26 people, including six children, who died when a gunman opened fire at the school Friday morning. The gunman, identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, also died in the rampage. 

Sherlach was the mother-in-law of Deptford, NJ resident Eric Schwartz, a longtime Patch freelancer who covers high school sports in South Jersey. 

Sherlach, 56, lived in Trumbull, CT.

Schwartz and his wife, Maura, arrived in Connecticut on Friday evening to be with their family. They could not be reached for comment. 

In the shooting spree, Lanza also reportedly killed his mother, who was a teacher at the school, and Sandy Hook's principal, Dawn Hochsprung. 

KEVIN DILLON December 15, 2012 at 03:28 AM
What a beautiful woman. I am so sorry. There are no words.
Miss December 15, 2012 at 06:14 AM
She was a wonderful, beautiful woman. So kind. I can't even look at her picture... I Just start crying. She was an amazing and the children absolutely loved her. I am so lucky to have known her.
Shela Magapan December 16, 2012 at 12:36 PM
I keep on praying that everythings gonna b okay....,
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